Reader sheds new light on RL club

As Secretary of the Leeds & Hunslet Schools' Rugby League, I was interested to read the letter in Saturday's YEP from Alan Tempest.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th January 2017, 10:20 am

From information, I’ve found in an old minute book and a handbook, I can fill out a few of the details. The match Alan talks about was indeed played at Headingley but as a curtain-raiser to the Challenge Cup Semi-Final, Bradford Northern v Hunslet, on April 3. Leeds won the match 33-0; it was a replay, after the first game had been drawn 7-7 at Parkside, Hunslet, on March 13. Alan was right: it was the first time Leeds won the Yorkshire Shield after the war, in fact since 1910.

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I’m pretty certain the player listed as “Dick” on the photo, is Alec Dick, who went on to play for Leeds, as did his son Kevin (they both attended Burley National/C of E School). Alec is still around, as he attended a recent Leeds players lunch. The player listed as “Tittington”, is listed as Titterington in the handbook. Having retired from teaching a couple of years ago, one of the things I’m trying to do is put together a brief history of Schools’ Rugby League in Leeds, so, as I say, this was of particular interest to me - thanks.

STEPHEN BOOTHROYD, email: [email protected]