Everyone here at the Hunslet Rugby Foundation would like to wish all of our sponsors, community clubs, schools and the support from all our followers a Merry Christmas!! Despite a crazy year for everyone and we at the Foundation have definitely felt the effects of that, we have still come out the other end with some positivity to move on into 2021. So a big thank you to everyone involved and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The 2020 year started off brilliant, we welcomed our first curtain raiser of the season with the U12’s girls teams South Leeds Spartans vs Batley which was a brilliant way to kick start the year. This was then backed up when we held our first schools touch rugby event through the Middleton schools, Clapgate Primary school, Middleton St Marys, Middleton St Philips and Westwood Primary, this event was followed by the match between Hunslet Club Parkside vs Siddal U14’s.
Our next fixture welcomed one of our biggest attendances in regards to curtain raisers we have seen at the John Charles Stadium with Kippax, Lock Lane, Hunslet Club Parkside, Lindley Swifts, Bentley, South Leeds Spartans and Oulton all forming a 14 team competition.
Unfortunately, with the Covid-19 disruptions everything was put on hold with what we had planned all postponed or cancelled which had a massive effect on the Foundation, but with excellent support from the team at the Foundation and our partners and followers we had some positive work to move into for 2021, with our schools pencilled in and a Beeston Project underway we can end the year with some good opportunities to move forwards.
The Foundation would appreciate any kind support and if anyone would like to get involved to keep it possible for the Foundation to continue doing great things in our community please do get in touch with the clubs development officer Michael Nuttall by email: firstname.lastname@example.org