Hunslet supports Downs Syndrome Day with odd socks

Hunslet RLFC players will be running out at Rochdale Hornets on Sunday (24 March 2024) wearing odd socks as the club shows it’s support for World Downs Syndrome Day.

The idea of ‘odd socks’ or ‘lots of socks’ has been going since 2013 because chromosomes are shaped like socks and people with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome.

The supporter-owned club have also taken the opportunity to recognise one of their biggest supporters and match day volunteers, Tony Dawson.

Tony said:

“Hunslet is my team and I enjoy volunteering on match days.”

Hunslet Chair, Kenny Sykes, commented:

“Tony is a valued member of our match day team and is always on hand post match to give the players a pep talk, win or lose.”


Photo: Tony Dawson with Finance Director Phil Hodgson.  Credit: Paul Whitehurst


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