Hunslet’s flying wing man Tommy Thompson proudly received his Heritage Certificate after returning home after a long spell in hospital.

Tommy, has not had the best of years and contracted Covid-19 whilst already an in-patient in hospital with an underlying medical problem, After a long stay in hospital, and then a nursing home, he was discharged and is now back at home with his good wife Ann.

A speedy wing man Tommy signed for Hunslet, his boyhood favourites, on the 25th May 1960. He had to wait 2 years before making his first team debut against Liverpool City on the 24th November 1962. Tommy went on to play 222 games for the Parksiders scoring an impressive 90 tries.

Many thanks to ex-player Ray Abbey and Pat Benatmane from the Hunslet Heritage Team for organising the presentation for Tommy.