HUNSLET Rugby League club has been rocked by the news that former player Ben Heaton has passed away.

A popular and hard-working three-quarter, Ben played for the Parksiders from 2019 to 2020, scoring twelve tries in twenty three appearances.

Chairman Kenny Sykes said: โ€œThis is devastating news, and the thoughts of everyone involved with Hunslet, past and present, are with Benโ€™s family and friends. He served this club very well, on and off the field, and he will be sadly missed.”

Ben Heaton celebrates with supporters following a victory at Doncaster.