New Kids on the Block
Alan Kilshaw’s recruitment for 2022 has certainly focussed on youth and some of Hunslet’s Young Guns will be playing against men for the first time in their career. One person looking forward to the new season is recently appointed Vice Chair Fiona Galloway.
“It certainly feels like the dawn of a new era at Hunslet. The cut to central funding has meant a reset for all clubs and it is a challenge we at Hunslet are looking forward to”.
“The game is at a crossroads and the next couple of years are going to be “sink or swim” for many. The number one priority must be to attract a new audience. We are fortunate at Hunslet to have some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the game, but ultimately that will not be enough to take the Club where we all want to be, and there is a greater need than ever to encourage a younger audience to attend and be the fans of the future. How we do this is a challenge, and we would welcome ideas from all fans to support us in increasing our membership.
Fiona, who remembers watching the Club at 7 years of age, although has been a lifelong fan went on “We have offered free entry to kids for a number of years now and are looking at other areas to encourage increased attendance. In 2022 our sponsors are kindly donating Family Tickets to ensure parents/carers can also get along to games through a link up with local charity Kidz Club Leeds. We have also set our children’s replica shirts at £20, our aspiration being that every child in south Leeds (and further) has a Hunslet shirt”.
We need to build on the community and passion that already exists at Hunslet and show a new generation what it means to be a Hunslet fan, and wear the iconic Myrtle, Flame and White. So please invite your Son, Daughter, Niece, Nephew, Grandchild etc…, share your memories and help Hunslet to survive for another century at least.
So We Shall Again