Huddersfield Giants have confirmed the appointment of West Wales Raiders Head Coach Kim Williams as their new Academy Head Coach on a three year deal.
Williams took charge of the Raiders in 2019 and led them to their first win in the professional ranks.
He told the club website: “Joining the Huddersfield Giants was an opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down. I’m excited and privileged to be joining a club with so much history, especially in the Rugby League heartlands.
“I know the Giants are a club with strong foundations and have one of the most exiting academy’s in the British game. Having a strong background in player development I feel my skills will perfectly fit the role and I can’t wait to get started”
Giants Head of Youth Andy Kelly added: “Whilst one door closed when Scott Grix left us another opened and the opportunity for both Kim and ourselves is, I believe, a perfect fit.
“The role is crucial to the development of the young players both at academy and indeed scholarship and I am certain that in Kim they will have a coach and mentor of the highest quality.
“He will bring a freshness and challenge us all in our methods and thinking so that we can continue to improve and evolve.
“He knows he is coming into a good structure with dedicated people at a club that has promoted its own younger players right through to the first team squad and believes fervently in the need for a strong academy focus within the business as a whole.”