The recent article on Terry Webb, in which the fondly remembered Aussie waxed lyrical on his time at Hunslet in the 1980s when the side gained promotion to the top flight as Rugby League’s Division Two champions, has struck a chord with many fans.
None more so than Dennis Conlon, the actor, musician and author, who has supported the club for most of his life. A familiar figure alongside Dennis, during Webbo’s time at the club, was his young son Sean who, a decade or so later, was a member of the famous boy-band Five.
Dennis has got in touch with his own reminiscences of Terry Webb.
He says: “In 2000, when my son Sean was at the top of his tree with Five; I accompanied them on a world tour, visiting Australia.
“Thanks to Norma Harding I was able to contact Terry when we were in Queensland. He was extremely hospitable, inviting me and my daughter Charlotte to his house to meet his family and taking us to a Broncos game, with seats in the directors’ box. It was a memorable experience.
“In turn, his daughters came to the 5ive concert. If you speak to him again, please remind him of this and say a big thank you. He’s a top man. Hope you’re keeping well and look forward to seeing you back at the South Leeds Stadium before too long. Cheers, Den.”