Hawks charity touch rugby tournament a huge success


Last Tuesday night at South Leeds Stadium the Hunslet Hawks community team hosted another charity touch rugby tournament for juniors and adults.

Touch RugbyThe juniors kicked off at 5pm on a glorious Tuesday evening. The teams involved were The Leeds Irish Clovers, Beeston Broncos and Harehills.

Harehills and The Leeds Irish Clovers opened the tournament with the game ending in a draw. Beeston Broncos played the the next two games and won taking them automatically in to the final. Clovers and Harehills battled it out in the play off to qualify for the final and the clovers just edged the victory. The final saw Beeston step it up a gear and the clovers matched them for ong periods, however in the end the Broncos took the victory and took the silverware home!

All three teams were fantastic and a credit to their clubs. Following the games the children wound down playing on a bouncy castle supplied by KD bouncy castles.

The adults kicked off at 6.30 where local teams came to take on the Hunslet Hawks men team. The games went great with all teams showcasing excellent skills and resiliently working in the hot conditions.

The play offs saw DMR take on Copy Me which ended in a draw for 3rd place. In the final, was previous tournament winners Hunslet Old Boys and Whinmoor Warriors. The Warriors played well but just couldn’t pull the win out of the bag allowing the Old Boys to make it their second victory at a Hawks tournament!

All players paid to play and helped the Hunslet Hawks to raise £150 for Make a Wish Foundation UK to help ill children fighting terminal diseases. Thanks to all involved particularly, Ros Lloyd, Matty Walker, Dave Medley and the Hunslet Hawks Men’s team.