Having gone to school with the coach of Hunslet Warriors, one of the directors at Leeds-based Maple suggested they link up to put something back into the community. Having played together as children, they both know how great that sense of camaraderie and team spirit can be.
The boys have come back together as ‘grown ups’ now to benefit a great cause. They are big believers of sport being able to really bring a community together.
Maple will be sponsoring the kit across all the following teams: the first team which play in the National Conference League Division 1 and the second team playing in the Yorkshire Men’s League; the under 16 kit; the under 11 kit and all open age after match hoodies and polo shirts. They will also have sponsorship boards at the Hunslet Green ground.
Damian Mawson, coach Hunslet Warriors ARLFC said:
“We are a busy club, with hundreds of passionate kids – but we can’t function alone and need community support to thrive. We are all self funded and have to find ways to raise money through sponsorship or fundraising. This support from Maple is a huge blessing for us and takes some of the pressure off so we can get down to providing the best training for the kids.”
Martin Smith, Maple Homes Director said:
“Building in Hunslet we are aware that there is a very tight knit community here, and from day one we want to be a positive impact on this. Sport is a passion for all of the team, so this made a lot of sense as a good place to start!”
Maple Homes are building new homes at Woodhouse Vale, off Pepper Road in Hunslet.