Hunslet’s Head Coach Gary Thornton, took time out from plotting the Parksiders’ assault on Betfred League 1 next year to join one of the south Leeds outfit’s enticing Membership Schemes.

Thornton, who is pictured signing on the dotted line, said: “I’m delighted to do my bit to get behind the club. It’s important that supporters and the wider community back the membership drive as much as they can to help safeguard Hunslet’s long-term future.”

Hunslet have introduced a number of attractive packages to suit all requirements and budgets, ranging from the recently-launched `Spirit of 73’ Geoff Gunney Membership (in homage to the all-time great who helped launch New Hunslet following the sale of Parkside in 1973), which costs from £5 per month, to the £50 per month Frank Watson VIP membership, which secures a season ticket, match-day hospitality and a seat at the directors’ table at an away match.

The Graham King Gold Membership, at £26 per month, secures a season ticket and other benefits, while the Mick Coyle Silver Membership (£21 per month) offers a £50 discount off a season ticket, plus benefits.

Hunslet have also pegged season tickets at 2019 prices at £120 (£70 concessions, under 16s free).

All packages can be purchased online here, by ringing 0113 271 2730, or by calling at the club’s offices at the South Leeds Stadium.