How Huddersfield is gearing up for the biggest weekend in its sporting history

Economically, Huddersfield lags far behind its metropolitan neighbors Leeds and Manchester.

Jason McCartney, the Conservative MP for Colne Valley on the outskirts of Huddersfield, is a supporter of Town and Giants.

He said: “At the moment there are no cranes in Huddersfield town center and very little development, so I’ve been quite critical of Labour-led Kirklees Council for trampling on their renewal plans.

“They’ve been on a 10-year blueprint plan for two years and not really much has happened apart from breaking a deal to house the National Rugby League Museum.

“Additionally, I want our city to thrive, and sporting success would not only put Huddersfield on the map, but would also bring economic benefits that could help with full-scale regeneration.”

“Our unity is our strength”

Corberan was asked on Thursday if he had spoken to Watson ahead of this weekend’s finals, but he had not.

Instead, the hard-working Spaniard has taken advice from his old Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa as he plans Huddersfield’s bid to return to the top flight, five years after the charismatic David Wagner brought them there for two seasons.

The Terriers finished 20th in the championship last season, but this season they have transformed themselves into a team whose success is based on a shared desire.

Corberan said: “This cohesion is one of our strengths – the team will always fight from the first minute to the end.”

For those looking for an omen, when rugby league side last won the Challenge Cup 69 years ago, it coincided with Huddersfield Town’s rise to the top flight of English football.

Regardless of the results at Tottenham and Wembley, it promises to be an emotional weekend for the people of Huddersfield. How Huddersfield is gearing up for the biggest weekend in its sporting history

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