A winning mentality.

That’s what Hunslet’s recently-appointed head coach Dean Muir brings to the cause as the Parksiders set about building towards the 2024 Rugby League campaign.

Muir was on centre-stage at Saturday’s Impact Performance National Conference League Presentation Luncheon at Old Trafford cricket ground, where he was feted as the Division One coach of the Year for his excellent work in guiding West Bowling to the title.

The Bradford outfit topped the standings with 17 victories and just three defeats in 20 outings. Wests finished four points clear of runners-up Egremont Rangers and eight points ahead of Heworth (Hunslet chairman Kenny Sykes’ amateur club) who have also earned a place in the top flight through success in the promotion play-offs.

He said: “I had a really enjoyable year coaching West Bowling and I’ll be watching them next season, in fact I can’t wait to see them play Premier Division champions Hunslet ARLFC.

“We were a very fast team, and I worked hard to ensure that we were structured and defended well and strongly. And that’s how I aim Hunslet to be.”