Tricel support Hunslet’s bid to attract younger fans

Hunslet RLFC, who are determined to expand their younger fanbase as what promises to be an exciting Betfred League 1 campaign draws closer, have established a partnership with Tricel Leeds – a local distributor of composite materials – to help ensure that the ambition becomes reality.

The south Leeds outfit, who have built a strong squad under head coach Alan Kilshaw, are offering free season tickets to children under 16 but, as the Parksiders’ General Manager Lynn Robinson admitted:

“Although, like most clubs, we offer free admission for kids, we are aware that, with the current cost of living crisis, it can be prohibitively expensive for an adult to accompany them.

“However, through our partnership with Tricel, we can offer the accompanying adult a discounted price of just £5 to help bring the next generation of supporters to Rugby League, and to our club.”

Chairman Kenny Sykes said:

“I’d like to personally thank Steve Leat and Mark Ogden from Tricel for their assistance with this launch.

“We met them just before Christmas and it was clear from the outset that, like us, they are committed to the local community. We are extremely grateful for their support and, with the help of the Hunslet Rugby Foundation, we are hoping to see a big take up from families in the area.”

Steve Leat, Managing Director of Tricel Leeds, added:

“Hunslet Rugby League club’s community values are very similar to Tricel’s. Sport is a great way of engaging young people and giving them purpose.

“As well as supporting one of the oldest clubs in the game, we are delighted to play a part in its growth. And, over the next few years, we look forward to building on this local relationship.”

Children can be registered for a free season ticket at Hunslet by visiting

Tricel Leeds have over 60 years of experience in composite manufacturing and distribution and are a leading provider of composite materials and technical solutions. The Tricel Group comprises many other composite industry companies, including manufacturing and distribution. The mainland UK distribution depot is in Leeds, while the Northern Ireland distribution depot is in Newry.


This post is based on a press release issued by Hunslet RLFC

Photo: Hunslet’s chairman Kenny Sykes, Tricel’s Steve Leat, Hunslet’s General Manager Lynn Robinson and Tricel’s Mark Ogden


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