The Rugby League Record Keepers Club have recently launched their website with statistics on all Summer Era games writes Martin Stewart. The members were asked to link any players they knew to be related.
I quickly put together a list of about a dozen l thought were related and then got to thinking about players who might be related since Hunslet was formed in 1883.
In the Rugby League era, l came up with a couple of dozen and a few l was unsure about so l asked the question on the Hunslet Supporters Facebook group. As always there was a great response and we’ve now got around 60.
Peter Jarvis and Steve Calline, as always, have also been a great help.
Peter reached out to our former chairman,(and now director) Neil Hampshire as he thought there was a connection between Kevin Doyle and Luke Hardbottle. It turns out they are great uncle and nephew but Neil tells us he is also related to both – Kevin was Neil’s uncle and Luke his first cousin once removed.
And an interesting one from David Hickes through Facebook – Bill Jukes was David’s grandmother’s brother (so his great uncle?) and Cyril Morrell married her daughter, making Bill and Cyril related through marriage.
I apologise for any I’m mistaken about and if anyone can confirm, tell me I’m wrong. Or to add more please contact me through Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org
BROTHERS WHO PLAYED FOR HUNSLET
- Batten Billy and James. Ernie also played in WW1
- Fearn Charles and Ernest
- Goldthorpe Albert, James and Walter plus John and William from the Union Era
- Hale Stan and Trevor
- Hall Joe and Lewis
- Todd George and Sylvestor
- Tootles George and Tom
- Walsh Owen and Tommy
- Ward Charlie and Willie
- Whiteley Harry and Jim
- Wray John and Walter
World War Two to demise of Parkside
- Burnell Alf “Ginger”and Don
- Lee Barry and Steve
- Nicholls Frank (Hunslet) and Geoff (New Hunslet)
- Platt John and Keith (twins)
New Hunslet to 1996
- Kemble Gary and Steve (New Zealanders)
- McKelvie Danny and John (Australians)
- Petch Andy and Richard
- Lunn Martin and Peter
- Nicholson Ian and Martin
- Sampson Ian and Roy
- Speight Darren and Mark
- Coyle James and Thomas
- Coleman Jermaine and Jy-Mel (2021)
- Dobson Danny and Nicky
- Freeman Glen, Lee and Wayne
- Gibbons Anthony and Dave
- Henderson Anthony and Kelvin “Junior”
- Ibbotson Craig and Shaun
- March Dave and Paul (twins)
- Pennington Glen and Luke
- Rayner George and Luke
- Roberts Dean and Shaun
- Shickell Andy and Marc
RELATED PLAYERS FOR HUNSLET
Fathers and Sons
- Batten Billy and Eric
- Bradbrook Dave and Neil
- Brogden Jimmy “Titch” and James
- Buck Harold and Ken
- Clarkson Bill and Des
- Croft Two Davids
- Murrell Bryan and Gareth
- Nicholson Steve and Matt
- Place Herbert and Johnny
- Rowse Martin and Danny
- Southernwood Graham and Cain
- Tate Dennis “Tango” and Ronnie
- Traill James and Ken
- Warrener/ Broughton Stan and Brooke
- Wilson Warren and Aston
- David Brook/Bryn Powell Second Cousins
- Kevin Doyle/Luke Hardbottle Great uncle/great nephew
- Geoff Gunney/Karl Gunney Grandfather/grandson
- Charlie Sage/David Brook Grandfather/grandson
- Charlie Sage/Bryn Powell Great grandfather/great grandson
- Steve and Waine Pryce Cousins
- Martin and Gary Rowse Cousins
- Edward and William Billington 1930s Brothers?
- Michael Gibbons 2005 Related to Anthony and Dave?
- Gareth and Richard Greenwood 2000s Brothers?
- Barry W and Peter Lee 1970 Cousins?