Club news from the Hunslet Hawks

HIST logoHIST Meeting – Phoenix Suite – Tuesday 6 October 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Hunslet Hawks RLFC is owned by the Hunslet Independent Supporters Trust (HIST). All members and supporters are invited to HIST meeting on Tuesday to hear first-hand the rationale for decisions taken by the Club as well as providing you with the opportunity to voice your opinions in a formal setting.

Phil Hodgson, Community Director at the Hawks said:

“This is your club so please make every effort to come along and play your part in taking us forward.

“Any member unable to attend but wanting to ask a question can email me at and I will ask the question on your behalf.”

Supporters who are not currently HIST members will be able to join on the night.

A buffet will be provided on the evening so it would be appreciated if you would confirm your attendance by contacting Peter Todd on (0113) 271 2730 or emailing

End of Season Raffle

Members are asked to return tickets for the club’s end of season raffle, which will be drawn on the night. Prizes include:

  • Framed Hawks shirt signed by the Legends of ‘65
  • Overnight stay in the Village Hotel
  • Power tool from Gibbs and Dandy
  • £50 voucher for All Bar One
  • 2016 Hawks shirt
  • 2016 match hospitality for 2
  • Carvery for 2 at the New Inn, courtesy of Steve Pryce
  • England shirt signed by Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Peacock
  • Signed Fiji world cup shirt
  • Bottle of Australian wine
  • Hunslet Jam

Shirt auction

Once again, the home playing shirts for the 2015 squad are available to bid for in the end of season auction. The traditional myrtle, flame and white colours could be yours to own for as little as £15.

Bids can be made by email ( or by text (07827 325926) stating your name, the name of the player’s shirt, and the amount of your bid in £. The bidding begins at £15 and increases in multiples of £5 (so £15, £20, £25, £50, £150, etc).

The complete list of shirts along with the current leading bid is shown on the Fanzone section of the website:

You will be informed if your bid is overtaken so that you are no longer the leading bidder. Bidding ends at midnight on Sunday 1 November.

Hunslet Hawks join Parliamentary RL group

Hunslet Hawks have been confirmed as an associate member of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League group.

Joining as an Associate Member, the club may attend the Group’s monthly open meetings in the palace of Westminster, as well as its Annual Dinner on the House of Lords’ Terrace.

“I have been patron of the Hawks for over three years, and am thrilled that the club has joined the Parliamentary Rugby League Group,” said club patron and Labour MP for Leeds Central, Hilary Benn.

“The club has done excellent work in the South Leeds community in recent years, and I am sure that they will find their Associate Membership useful as they look to build on this.”

The Group’s chairman, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland (Liberal Democrat), welcomed Hunslet to the group.

“I’m delighted that Hunslet Hawks have decided to join the Parliamentary Rugby League Group,” he said.

“The group continues to work hard to support the sport, and welcomes clubs from all levels. I look forward to meeting representatives from the club.”

Hawks chairman, Neil Hampshire, added: “It is an honour to have joined the Parliamentary Rugby League Group as an Associate Member.

“The group continues to play an important role in supporting the game in the UK, and we are looking forward to working with such a key organisation.”