Huddersfield Giants youngster makes move to Championship club for 2023

Huddersfield Giants have confirmed that young full-back Aidan McGowan will join Betfred Championship club Batley Bulldogs on a season long loan.

McGowan made seven appearances, scoring three tries for Dewsbury Rams in 2022, in the Betfred Championship.

He now joins the Rams’ local rivals in Batley Bulldogs for 2023, who will be once again pushing for the top end of the Competition after a strong 2022 which saw them reach the Million Pound Game, eventually losing out to Leigh Leopards, who claimed a Super League spot.

The move signals intent for Aidan and the Giants, with the young full-back looking to gain vital experience and game time with a challenging Betfred Championship club after signing a new multi-year deal with the Giants.

Huddersfield Giants Managing Director Robert Thewlis said, “This is another good deal and opportunity for both player and club. We see Aiden as a having great potential to ultimately step up our Super League side and the top end of the Championship is the best place for him to continue his development next season.

“The reality here this year is we that have Will Pryce, Tui Lolohea and Jake Connor all of whom play the full back role and of course as Ian has said Kevin Naiqama also has experience there so Aidens opportunities would be limited. That said we have the right to recall if needed during the curse of the year and Aiden will continue to train with us and learn off the likes of all the above and hopefully enjoy an injury free season in what will again I am sure be a highly competitive and successful Batley side.”

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