Damian Irvine remains committed in his support of Hunslet as a volunteer non-executive director following his appointment as CEO of Ebbsfleet AFC.

The Kent outfit, which is currently second from bottom of the Vanarama National League, announced on Wednesday that the former Cronulla Sharks chairman has joined them.

Irvine – who has been involved with Hunslet since November, initially conducting a `due diligence’ operation before pledging his continued involvement at a public meeting towards the end of last month – said: “The club has come a long way since November 2019 thanks to the genuine and sincere efforts of the supporters and trust members, the volunteers and board.

“Off the pitch things have strengthened and continue on a very positive trajectory mirroring the pre- season that head coach Gary Thornton and the team have enjoyed.

“Personally I’ve enjoyed every minute during my involvement and I look forward to continuing in a non-executive director capacity.”

Hunslet have won all four of their games this year, having backed up friendly victories over Bradford Bulls, Batley Bulldogs and Leeds Rhinos with a 36-4 win over Coventry Bears in the third round of the Coral Challenge Cup.