5 Nov 2020

Cudjoe signs one-year extension

Leroy Cudjoe has signed an extension with Huddersfield Giants that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 Season.

Leroy Cudjoe has signed a new deal at the club which will see him stay at the Giants for another year. The 32-year-old recently made his 300th appearance for the club over a 14 year spell, and returned to the field after a two-year injury this year and has impressed on his return, scoring twice in ten appearances.

"I'm really happy I’ve been able to sign a new deal, it was always my goal to get back fit and earn myself another contract with the club" said Leroy Cudjoe.     

 "It was a very easy decision for me. I’ve been here all my career, they’ve always shown faith in me especially after the last few years so for me it was easy, once Huddersfield were happy I was fully fit and playing well enough the deal was straight forward."

"I’m eager to do what I can to help us improve next year. It will be the first time in a few years I'll have a full pre-season which will benefit me massively."

"I'm aiming to improve my game and earn myself another contract next year. As a team over the next two or three years are aim should be to win some silverware. I’ve been at this club a long time and only won a League Leaders Shield which was massive but we didn’t build on that success. I’d like to win or play apart in helping us win a Challenge Cup or Grand Final or both and that should be our goal as a club."

“The only real issue ever surrounding Leroy has been the frustrating and difficult period we and he had during his spell out with injury,” said the club’s Managing Director, Richard Thewlis.

“It was made clear to Leroy that if he could get back playing week in, week out, then of course there was a place for him next year in the squad.

“He has done that through sheer hard work and bloody-mindedness and everyone here is delighted that he is here for at least another year.

“Luke Robinson paid tribute to him last week as he approached a career appearance milestone and I’d echo all of what he said again in that Leroy is a superb role model for everyone at Huddersfield to follow and support and its wonderful to see him playing again in the Claret and Gold.”

“He’s had a really tough run over the last two years – no one has been as frustrated as him,” said Luke Robinson, Huddersfield Giants Interim Head Coach.

“But Leroy is the epitome of what we want to create at Huddersfield; we want players that genuinely care about the club and their team-mates and he does just that.

“The All Blacks talk about leaving the jersey in a better position than when they gained it and he is testament to that.

“He is the bloke that always comes to every Scholarship game and Academy game. He knows every young lad within Huddersfield and coaches Moldgreen Under-14s.

“He really does invest into the club and he is someone who I really respect and appreciated playing with and the boys who play with him now are the same.