Hunslet to begin pre-season campaign with a visit from the Bulls

HUNSLET WILL begin their pre-season campaign with a home game against Bradford Bulls on Sunday, January 5 (3pm).

By Peter Smith
Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 5:00 am
Hunslet's South Leeds Stadium.
Hunslet's South Leeds Stadium.

he match is part of the transfer fee agreed when George Flanagan left Hunslet to join Bulls in 2018. The Parksiders will be hoping for a bumper crowd to boost finances midway through pre-season. A Hunslet club statement said: “We’re delighted to have this great home fixture to launch our 2020 season preparations and, in doing so, to finalise the transaction of nearly two years ago.

“Our supporters are doing a great job of getting behind the club and taking up memberships to give us the best chance of a strong and sustainable model.

“For a self-sustainable supporter-owned club, fixtures of this nature – and the support of larger clubs with big and passionate fan-bases – are incredibly important. The intent and understanding shown by [Bulls officials] Eric Perez, Mark Sawyer, Nigel Wood and [coach] John Kear in scheduling this fixture is genuinely appreciated.

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“They have shown a sincere effort to honour a long-standing agreement and make room for this match in a busy pre-season for their club.”

Hunslet’s home Betfred League One clash with Barrow Raiders, scheduled for Sunday, May 31, has been put back to Saturday, June 6 (3pm).