We are saddened to hear of the passing of Hunslet stalwart Margaret Gibbon who passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Margaret who was a lifelong Hunslet supporter and volunteer passed away on Tuesday at home after a short battle with cancer, she was 72. The Club’s thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

Back in October 2014, Margaret was formally recognised by her fellow rugby league supporters when she was voted Kingstone Press Fan of the Year, a moment herself, fellow Hawks supporters and the club were extremely proud of.

Her accolade, won her a dream trip to Australia to watch the England rugby league team in the Tri Nations tournament, a trip she enjoyed with her close friend Andrea Jackson, some images from the trip are shared below.

Margaret’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 2nd June at Pontefract Crematorium at 11:20am with the wake taking place at Salutes in Rothwell. All fellow supporters and friends are welcome to attend to pay their respects and celebrate her life. All donations will go to St Gemma’s Hospice & Marie Curie.

In addition Margaret’s passing will be marked by a minute’s applause before Hunslet Hawks home game against Sheffield Eagles on Friday 29th May with her family guests of the club.

God bless Margaret, may you rest in peace.