The scrum half has agreed a two year deal, moving from Castleford Tigers.
Huddersfield Giants have announced their latest addition to the squad for the forthcoming 2015 campaign in the shape of Jamie Ellis who arrives on a two year deal. Jamie is the second arrival from West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers following the announcement of Craig Huby earlier this month.
New signing Jamie Ellis, who has made fourteen Super League appearances this campaign, scoring two tries and converting ten goals commented on his move to the Huddersfield Giants:
“Moving to the Huddersfield Giants is a good challenge for me. When a big club like Huddersfield come in for you it is a big opportunity and its one you can’t really turn down to be honest.
“There is an opportunity to play at scrum half, my favoured position and I have an opportunity to give it a really good go, I’m 24 and I want to give it a really good shot.
“Obviously my place isn’t guaranteed. I’m going to come here train hard and hopefully get my chance. There is a spot there that is up for grabs and I am up for the challenge.
“I know a few of the lads already at the Club. Brett Ferres was at Castleford and Craig Huby has also signed which will make it easier to bed into the squad. I just can’t wait to get started.”
Head Coach Paul Anderson was also able to comment on Ellis’ arrival:
“Jamie will give us options. He is a very, very good young player.
“Jamie played more and more in a competitive Castleford side and proved his worth. He will add some depth to the halves position. We showed this year that when we had an injury in those positions we had to move people round and we struggled.
“Jamie also brings with him a good kicking game. When we lost Danny to injury we knew we had nobody to kick the ball but Jamie can do that, he will become very important to us going forward.
“Jamie is here, he is ready to prove a point and he wants to play. He has the bit between his teeth and he wants to show us what he is about.
“We have options now and we also have competition for places, that’s the key.”
The club also confirm that Jack Miller and Peter Aspinall have not been offered extended contracts and therefore will not be part of the 2015 squad.