Watson named Betfred Coach of the Month

6 Jul 2022

Watson named Betfred Coach of the Month

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson has been named June Betfred Coach of the Month.


Watson wins the award for the second consecutive month following another unbeaten run in June, as the Giants made it three wins from three between Rounds 14 to 16.


After a devastating defeat in the Challenge Cup Final, Huddersfield responded instantly with a huge away win at Catalans in Round 14. The Giants became the first and so far only team to win at Catalans in Betfred Super League this season. That victory was backed up by a resounding win during their return to the John Smith’s Stadium against Leeds Rhino in Round 15.


The month concluded with Ian Watson’s side travelling to Hull to face the Robins. After conceding a try early in the contest, the Giants quickly fought back to earn a convincing win in East Hull and solidify their position in the top four.


Discussing Ian Watson’s outstanding month in charge, one member of the voting panel explained: “There's only one winner for me, Ian Watson, particularly for the way he picked his side up from their heart-breaking Challenge Cup final defeat so quickly.


“To win at Catalans, one of the toughest places to go in normal circumstances, and to do so emphatically, ranks as arguably the result of the season. The Giants then maintained their surge with splendid wins over Leeds and Hull KR.”


Ian Watson was quick to recognise the collective efforts of his playing group and staff: “"Look it's all about that team first mentality for us,” He emphasised.


“Every win we get or award are down to the work of the team. The players and staff all play their part."