Our thoughts are with the family and close friends of Brian Burkitt today as they say their farewells to him at Rawdon Crematorium. Brian passed away on the 8th of June aged 75. The vast majority of those years were spent following his beloved Hunslet.
Brian’s first match was as a 3 year old at Parkside for a game against Featherstone in 1948. We lost 32-0. Even at that tender age Brian knew supporting Hunslet was never about the glory and he stuck by the Club all of his life. He was a Board member in the difficult days when we had no ground and played our home fixtures at Batley. Brian was an unsung hero who will be sadly missed by everyone at the Club.
Rest in peace Brian.