Milford and Hunslet mourn loss of stalwart supporter Jim Irons

A familiar figure will be missing when the community game and Betfred League One resumes next month.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:00 pm
Jim Irons

Jim Irons, who has died aged 84, was a stalwart of the Milford amateur club and a life-long Hunslet supporter.

An ever-present on the touchline at Milford matches, Irons supplied reports to the Yorkshire Evening Post for many years.

He was under-18s secretary for 18 of the 35 years he supported the club and at various times also served as chairman, representative on the Leeds and District and Yorkshire Youth leagues, main club sponsor, player sponsor and, finally, scoreboard operator.

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His other rugby league passion was Hunslet, where he was a director in the 1980s.

He was also ‘A’ team manager for a spell and a player sponsor.

Away from sport, he retired from Lampways Ltd where he started as a delivery driver and worked his way up to sales director.

He was married to Lyn for more than 50 years and had two daughters, Tracey and Suzanne and grandchildren Fabian, Kayleigh and Chelsey.

He missed out from becoming a great grandad by just a few weeks. Grandson Fabian said: “He touched the lives of so many people in his travels and through rugby over the years, but nothing meant more to him than family. Words can’t express how much he will be missed by his friends and family.”

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