Last Sunday a group of Dennis Tate’s friends and their wives gathered at South Leeds Stadium to celebrate his 80th birthday. On the photo above are past Hunslet players. Please excuse the surnames gentlemen, from L to R standing, Gunney, Sykes, Reeder, Keane, S. Evans, Tate, Gomersall, Tindale, Firn, Rowson. Front kneeling Culley and Abbey. Jarvo should have been on the photo but was unavailable as he was taking the photo.

On Sunday Dennis was given the honorary title of “President of the Hunslet ex Parksider Players Warfarin Society”. In future could all those taking Warfarin let Dennis know your INR results and he will advise you on your daily dosage.

Stuart Keane donated a bottle of champagne and on the label were the words, This fine wine as been specially commissioned for Dennis Tate by his playing colleagues at Hunslet Parkside R.L.F.C. It is in recognition of his prowess in the changing rooms with a special citation from WINTERGREEN LTD for his dedication of his constant application. These fine grapes have been carefully selected from the Sunnyside of the hill were the donkeys pee and poo.

Hunslet Hawks also presented Dennis with commemorative club tie.