Six-year unbeaten run sets Hunslet Warriors U-12s up for treble

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A LEEDS junior rugby league team are celebrating a six-year unbeaten run.

Hunslet Warriors under-12s, coached by Michael Peach and Adrian Parkin, have been crowned Yorkshire Juniors Division One champions following a 30-16 victory over Drighlington.

Warriors spokeswoman Pam Crosby said: “Unbelievably, this team has remained unbeaten since September 2008, with the majority of the lads playing together since they were six years old.

“They have displayed their talent at various galas and at international and Super League curtain-raisers.

“They won the BARLA Cup last December and their Challenge Cup in June, as well as the Yorkshire Juniors Dvision One title last week.

“The team are hoping to make it a treble this year as they once again compete in the BARLA Cup in December. Michael and Adrian both say it’s an absolute privilege to coach such a talented set of players.

“And they are absolutely certain that in years to come some of these young players will become household names.”

Meanwhile, two more Leeds clubs will join amateur rugby league’s flagship National Conference League next year.

Drighlington and Hunslet Club Parkside – who, as Hunslet Old Boys, are the reigning Yorkshire Cup holders and Pennine League Premier Division champions – will play in Conference Division Three next season, along with fellow newcomers Wibsey Warriors and Gateshead Storm.

East Leeds and Division One champions East Leeds will compete in the Conference top-flight in 2015.

Hunslet Warriors and Milford Marlins will feature in the first division and Stanningley in Division Three after dropping down to that lower tier.

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