Sadly on Wednesday of this week after a long illness John Groves passed away at the age of 79.
John was well known and respected at Parkside as a quality coach.
During his time at Parkside he coached the Under 17 and Under 19 age groups.
Under Johns guidance most of these teams were very successful and won many major trophy’s.
He also had the pleasure and honour of seeing a large number of the young players he coached sign on professional terms for Hunslet and was able to watch their progress through the ranks of the professional game, with some of them going on to represent their county and country.

Our deepest sympathy and condolences got to Johns wife Audrey, his son Richard, daughter in law Kim, grand children Carrie and Gareth.
Johns funeral takes place at,
Cottingley Crematorium on Friday 21st November at 12.20pm