Hunslet chief Gary Thornton delighted to secure signing of experienced York forward Brad Hey

HUNSLET HAVE signed centre/back-row Brad Hey from Betfred Championship side York City Knights on a one-year deal.

Saturday, 3rd October 2020, 6:00 am

Hey was York’s longest-serving player, having joined them five years ago from Batley Bulldogs and coach Gary Thornton described him as a “massive signing for us”.

He said: “I’m so pleased Brad has chosen Hunslet amid competition for his signature from other clubs. I’ve been a big admirer of his since he joined York and he has developed into a quality back-row or centre.

“He now has experience at Championship level and I was surprised, but delighted, when I heard of his availability. He has pace, strength, good skills and a great level of professionalism.

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“He will be a terrific addition to our group. His lines of running in attack have been well honed and he makes good decisions in defence; I’m really excited to see him in Hunslet colours.

“While losing Josh Tonks and Ben Heaton to Championship clubs was a huge loss for us, signing Brad and Will Cooke more than compensates for their departures.”

Hey, 26, said: “I’ve got a few mates at Hunslet and they say nothing but positive things about the place, in fact the club has a very good reputation around the game. They are clearly a top side and will be pushing for promotion next season. I’m looking forward to contributing to that.”

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