The Official Supporters Club (OSC) have had a great start to their membership and, following Saturday’s Season Launch event at the SSE, they are now close to 300 members already signed up!
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The OSC have also had fantastic feedback from fans, the Odyssey Trust and Giants Management team. After discussions with Head Coach, Adam Keefe, the OSC decided that they should recognise a few individuals who have contributed to the history of the hockey club.
It is with great pleasure that they would like to announce the first OSC honorary member is, the one, the only, Mr Jim Gillespie! The OSC would also like to recognise the commitment and support shown by the Odyssey Trust in the last few years and can now confirm that Eric Porter, Chairman, will be our 2nd honorary member.
There are six banners that hang over the bridge at the East End of the SSE Arena recognising six very special players from Giants history. The OSC have decided to honour the retired players with lifetime membership, and so membership cards and badges are on their way to Shane Johnson (#4), Colin Ward (#11), Rob Stewart (#16), Graeme Walton (#18), Paxton Schulte (#27) and Todd Kelman (#44).
The final OSC honorary member is new Head Coach, Adam Keefe. The OSC really appreciate his time over the Summer and help with the planning of upcoming events for our members. #47 already has his OSC badge and will have his very own membership card before Saturday’s game vs Manitoba Bisons!
The committee has worked tirelessly over the last few weeks and the OSC would like to thank all the members for their support since the launch.
For any Giants fan wanting to join the OSC, they are still taking memberships online or fans can come and chat with the OSC at the Information desk at every home game. On game nights, the team will be situated on the bridge and will be available from doors open until five minutes before face-off.