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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sun, October 14, 2018 05:15PM

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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sun, October 14, 2018 05:10PM

Gordon giving advice to Albert on how to scrum down

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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sun, October 14, 2018 04:43PM

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Green Blazer Brigade

LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Mon, October 08, 2018 04:50PM
The Green Blazer Brigade at South Leeds Stadium line up in honour of the late Ken Eyre to give a minuets round of applause before the Hunslet v Newcastle game.

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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Wed, October 03, 2018 12:02PM
RON HILL.... HONORARY MEMBER of our Association. RON was as the say a CODE BREAKER taking the Castleford shilling to switch from R.U. to play professional Rugby League for CASTLEFORD and then was transferred to sunny SALFORD. He was a WELSH R.L.. INTERNATIONAL.
Ron says his D. of B. is 07/10/1944.

TONY HURFORD ……. Another CODE BREAKER, he relinquished his amateur status when he signed for WAKEFIELD TRINITY from NEWPORT R.U.
Tony made his debut for Hunslet on the12th August 1968 v Leeds at Parkside in the Lazenby Cup. Unfortunately he retired early from R.L. because he had a nasty habit of breaking his jaw. Hence he was aka Glass Jaw.
Tony's D.of B. 14/10/19.42.

RAY HOWARD..... Ray came to Parkside by the scenic route, learning is rugby at school.
He played for Hunslet City Boys, Hunslet under 17s/19s, 'A' team and first team rugby.
He is now an international traveller.
Rays D.of B. 20/10/1949.

KEN HEPPLES...… True blooded Hunslet man. Now spending most of his time in Spain.
If you cut Ken in half is colours would be Myrtle-Flame-and White.
Kens D.of B. 29/10/1946.

BILLY ADAMS.... One of the year of 1973 team. A great guy. aka as Billy the Fish.
Speaking to Billy last week and he will again be organising the 2018 Hunslet ex Parkside Players Xmas bash the date and venue to be confirmed. Keep up the good work Billy.
Forgot to say Billy was also a great rugby player.
Billy's D.of B. 29/10/1953 (retiring age Billy)


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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Thu, September 06, 2018 09:11AM

It is with the deepest sadness that I have to inform you of the passing away of our association's President Ken Eyre.

Ken had been very ill for a long time and was a patient in Wakefield Hospice when he passed away peacefully last night.

Our condolences and deepest sympathy goes out to Kens wife Betty and all of his family.

I will inform you of the funeral arrangements once they have been arranged


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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sat, September 01, 2018 02:56PM
ALAN GRIFFITHS.... D.of B. 3/9/1949 signed for Hunslet RLFC 3/3/1970 from
Castleford Intermediates for a fee of £200.00
Made his 1st Team debut against Keighley away on 3/3/1970.
Alan played in excess of 90 games for the Parksiders.

STEVE EVANS.... D.of B. 6/9/1949 signed for HUNSLET RLFC for a fee of £50.00
He can't remember the date but says it was on a Friday.
Steve made his 1st team debut against Featherstone Rovers at Parkside and says that was on a Sunday. One thing he remembers about the game is that Les Tonks knocked him out.

DAVID (HAPPY) APPLEYARD.... D.of B. 9/9/1949. Happy is a top man a regular at the HUNSLET RLFC Ex PARKSIDE reunions played most of his rugby at Parkside in the second team.

GERALD JOSEPH WELSH.... D.of B. 10/9/1935. Gerry is a member of our Octogenarian club. He played for the Hunslet supporters team and relinquished his amateur status on the 15/1/54 making his 1st team debut at PARKSIDE against Keighley on the 30/10/1954.

RONALD GUTHRIE.... D.of B. 13/9/1930. Ron is also a member of Octogenarian Club.
Played his junior rugby for the Hunslet Supporters and signed for Hunslet RLFC on 10/11/1949 receiving a fee of £275.00 he made his 1st team debut on the 11/8/1951 against Leeds RL at Parkside. Ron played a total of 14 first team games and finished his playing career at Hunslet in June 1958.

STUART KEANE.... D.of B. 11/9/1941. Unfortunately Stuart playing career came to an end on Boxing Day 1959 when playing against Doncaster RL at Parkside he suffered a broken neck.
The committee of the time was very kind towards Stuart by paying him a visit in hospital and presenting him with 20 full Capstan Full Strength.

COLIN COOPER...14/9/35 Is another member of our Octogenarian Club.
Like many others before him he played his junior rugby with the Hunslet Supporters signing professional forms for Hunslet RLFC on the 13/12/1951 receiving £250.00 He made his 1st team debut against Halifax RLFC at Parkside on the 21/4/1953.
In total he played 99 first team games before been transferred to Bramley RLFC on the 29/9/60.
Hunslet received a fee of £500.00 for Colin.

STEPHEN HUDSON..... D.of B. 26/9/50. Steve played for the Hunslet juniors side before relinquishing his amateur status signing on for the great fee of £50.00
He made his 1st team debut on 12/8/1968 against Leeds RLC at Parkside in the Lazenby Cup game.

WILLIAM RAMSEY.... D.of B. 27/9/1943. Bill signed from the Hunslet Juniors on the 23/10/1959. Made his 1st team debut against Batley RL at Parkside on the 13/4/1962.
Has an Hunslet player Bill gained honours playing for Yorkshire and also GB in 1965.
In 1966 he was selected to tour Australia with the British Lions.
Bill played a total of 127 matches for Hunslet scoring 28 tries before been transferred to Leeds RLC for a fee of £9000.00 on the 5//12/1967

FRANK NICHOLLS.....D.of B. 27/9/1948. Frank a great club man always got a smile on his face. Played at Parkside and after he retired from playing took up the task of kit man. (got any shirts left Frank)



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LATEST NEWSPosted by PETER JARVIS, EDITOR IN CHIEF Sun, August 05, 2018 01:29PM
Hi All,
I've just received this email from Davis Watson it is self explanatory.
If you could be of any assistance to him would you please contact him by his email address.....


I am currently in the process of speaking to as many 60's and 70's players as I can about their memories of my late Great-Uncle, Cliff Watson. (St. Helens, GB and Cronulla)

Would you be able to put me in touch with any players of that era, please?

Kind regards,

Davis Watson
aged 14

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