The August issue of South of the River is now available, as part of Hunslet RLFC’s continued efforts to engage with the club’s supporters and the wider south Leeds community.
The magazine, which in addition to focusing on Hunslet also celebrates amateur Rugby League in the area, recently went on-line in reaction to the impact of Covid-19.
South of the River, which this month comprises 42 pages, costs just £3, although the decision has been made to offer free copies to Hunslet’s members and season ticket holders, who have given the club tremendous backing in what are testing times in all sports; registration details will be sent out next week.
Readers will be able to learn more about Hunslet’s players through a newly-launched `Getting to know’ feature, which will be continued in future issues.
Tribute is paid to the club’s Hall of Famer Bill Ramsey and to Hunslet’s great friend, the former Leeds United star Jack Charlton, both of whom sadly passed away in July.
New Hunslet’s historic first game at the Leeds Greyhound Stadium in August 1973 is remembered, while readers will be able to enjoy a look-back to the visit of legendary BBC commentator Eddie Waring to Hunslet Carr school in the early 1960s, when the team was coached by Miss Adele Collinson, who was possibly the first female to take charge of a Rugby League side.
Events involving Hunslet’s friends at Australian club Newtown Jets – perhaps the Parksiders’ equivalent Down Under – and at Ebbsfleet United, where non-executive director Damian Irvine is CEO, are also recounted.
South of the River, which is packed with evocative images, can be purchased by visiting https://hunslet.mysportsonline.uk/subs/purchase, following which simply click or tap the front cover to enjoy the contents.
The magazine can be viewed on mobiles and tablets, as well as on desktops.