It’s with much regret that Hunslet RLFC announce that long standing General Manager and Director of Rugby / Football Manager Darren Williams has resigned his position with effect from 31 January. 

Chairman Neil Hampshire said “There is absolutely no doubt Darren will be a huge loss to Hunslet.

“He has been the backbone of the Club for the last 9 years and commands huge respect across the game by Administrators, coaches and players alike. Knowledge and experience such as his is extremely difficult to replace.

“The Club is currently looking at a new ownership model and following a difficult last 12 months for the business, as well as changes in his personal life having recently become engaged, Darren sees this as an opportune moment to step aside and allow the new regime to move the Club forward.

“It’s important that we support and respect that decision.

“On a personal note it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Darren and he’s been a huge support across my time in post.

“I’m sure I speak for everyone involved with the Club both past and present when I say a sincere “Thank you” for all of his hard work and commitment over the last 9 years and wish him every success in whatever he decides to do next”

Darren himself commented “After much soul searching I’ve decided that the time is right to look for a fresh challenge, the last 12 months have been a difficult period for the club & me personally to say the least & its definitely made me reflect on what the future holds for myself.

“Due to a change in personal circumstances I will also be relocating.

“I would like to thank Neil who has been a pillar of support throughout my 9 years here and for giving me the opportunity to work at a club I’ve supported from a boy.

“I leave with some fantastic memories having made some friends for life & will return to support Gary & the boys for what should be a successful season on the pitch.”

The Club are currently considering how best to replace Darren and will share their plans further at the next ownership meeting on Thursday 30th Jan at 7.30pm in the Phoenix Bar at South Leeds Stadium.