In a momentous day for South Leeds sports fans, Hunslet Independent Supporters Trust (HIST) have today announced that from they have officially taken over full responsibility for the day to day running of Hunslet Hawks RLFC.
In an announcement over at the HIST website, it was revealed that current directors Grahame Liles and Sean Cluderay have now stepped down. A spokesman said:
“HIST would like to place on record our thanks on behalf of the HIST members and Hunslet supporters in general to both Grahame and Sean for all they have done over the past 30 years to keep the great name of Hunslet alive in the world of rugby league.
“Without them both the club would not have survived against all the adversity it has faced. The fact that they leave the club on a solid foundation for HIST to takeover is testament to both their hard work and commitment to the club.
“The input, knowledge and experience of Grahame has been invaluable in steering us forward over the past few months to get to this position.”
HIST’s first official game in charge of the club will be the Northern Rail Cup match at home to Whitehaven on Sunday 12th February. The spokesman added:
“We hope that all our supporters and HIST members will be at the South Leeds Stadium to get behind the club and the team, to mark what is, a truly historic day for the Hunslet Hawks club.
“The club is now run by you, its supporters, we would urge anyone who hasn’t joined HIST to do so. It’s your chance to have your say on how your club is run, one share one vote. We need everyone working together and pulling in the right direction to make this a success. Together we can make Hunslet Hawks a successful community based club that generations to come will be proud of, remember.”
Hunslet Independent Supporters Trust hope to announce a major signing tomorrow which HIST hopes will give everyone connected with the club a massive boost before the 2012 campaign kicks off.