Legendary Australian Rugby League commentator and pundit Andrew Voss makes no secret of his admiration of Hunslet, and since 2013 has had among his prize possessions a Hunslet Hawks jersey (the Parksiders reverted to the name Hunslet RLFC three years later).

Vossy took his backing a step further at the weekend, wearing a replica Hunslet away shirt in the famous chocolate and white for his breakfast show in Sydney.

His support of the south Leeds outfit – which will be bidding for promotion from Betfred League 1 this year under head coach Gary Thornton after having headed the standings when the Covid-19 lockdown was invoked last March – drew an admiring response from fellow Aussie Damian Irvine, who is a non-executive director at Hunslet.

โ€œThings you love to see! Great work Vossy, one of the gameโ€™s great advocates and there are few, if any, better callers of the sport,โ€ tweeted Irvine.

Hunslet will launch their title challenge on Sunday 9 May with a home game against Workington Town.

Andrew Voss proudly wearing his new Hunslet Chocolate and White replica shirt.