Thursday 23rd May will see Hunslet Hawks make their debut on Premier Sports when we entertain local rivals Batley Bulldogs in the Kingstone Press Championship. The night will also see a first for the Hawks as they attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
This ambitious world record attempt will take place at half time on the stadium running track and will see children and adults from local schools, clubs and community organisations across South Leeds wearing paper crowns designed by South Leeds Academy students for more than 5 minutes. The attempt will be ratified by officials from the Guinness Book of World Records, and will also be shown on Premier Sports live coverage on the night.
Anyone can get involved in the world record attempt and all under 16’s wanting to take part can gain FREE entry to the game,
The night will also see the Leeds Rhinos squad and coaching staff at the South Leeds Stadium watching the match and enjoying the ‘Hunslet Experience’. Supporters who want to join the Rhinos to enjoy the pre-match hospitality from 5:30pm in the hospitality suite, including a two course carvery meal, can still reserve their seats for only £30 and have the chance to dine with the Leeds stars, and watch a great game of rugby league. The deadline to book your seat for the hospitality is 5pm Friday, please call the club office to book your seat on 0113 271 2730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the previous Monday night, 20th May, Hawks staff and volunteers along with Beeston Broncos juniors will be attending the Rhinos vs St Helens game at Headingley, where they will be handing out discount admission vouchers for our game against Batley Bulldogs, it will also see Harry Hawk take on Ronnie Rhino in a pre-match competition on the pitch.
After a break for both the Northern Rail & Challenge Cup Hawks will be eager to return to league action as Director of Rugby Darren Williams explains:
“We are looking forward to showcasing all that’s good about Hunslet Rugby League in front of the Premier Sports cameras for the first time, we feel we haven’t been firing on all cylinders recently and its only a matter of time before we click, we proved we could compete with Batley over the Easter period and counted ourselves unlucky to come away from the game with nothing, Batley are a Top Four outfit and are in good form so this will be another tough assignment but one we’re relishing.”
Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington added:
“Our partnership with Hunslet Hawks has grown in strength since the start of the season, with both clubs benefiting in a number of ways from our close links. Both myself and the players are looking forward to experiencing the hospitality at South Leeds Stadium and watching what will be a compelling fixture against Batley Bulldogs. I would like to encourage Rhinos supporters to take advantage of this great ticket offer and join us in showing support for the Hawks in their Kingstone Press Championship fixture.”