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The latest news, updates and information for the Hunslet RL Ex Parkside Players Association.


Uncategorised Posted on Mon, January 06, 2020 12:45PM

Four Ex Parkside Players celibate their birthdays this month

Mick Gilmore..dob.. 4/1/1952 ..

Tommy Taylor..dob.. 5/1/1954 ..

Phillip Evans.. dob.. 13/1/1948 ..

John Griffiths.. dob.. 17/1/1940 ..

Wishing you all a very happy birthday and many more to come.🎂🥂

Chairmans Birthday

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, December 18, 2019 01:48PM

Peter Jarvis or Chaiman celebrates his 74th Birthday on the 20th of December I would like on behalf of all the Ex Parkside players wish him a Happy Birthday and thank him for all the hard work he puts in throughout the year on our behalf.


Uncategorised Posted on Wed, December 11, 2019 07:52PM
This month we have six Sagittarians and one Zodiac.
Ron Dobson-dob 2/12/1947, David Bradbrook- 6/12/1944. Apologies for the late post Ron and David my apprentice is at fault he forgot to remind me.
Graham Goodman – 18/12/1944, Phil Horrocks – 20/12/1953, Ray Abbey – 21/12/1943,
Cliff Watson – 26/12,1949, Garry Smith – 27/12/1953.
whops my apprentice has screwed up again… its my birthday as well. 20/12,1945

Saxophonist Plays On

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, November 26, 2019 11:05AM


Kieth was born on the 27th November 1941 his boyhood dream was to play the sax in Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra but it was not to be so he turned his hand to Rugby League. He learned his rugby at Dewsbury Road Boys School and went on to have a successful rugby career. Keef relinquished his amateur status on the 5th May 1958 signing for his beloved club Hunslet RLFC. He made his 1st team debut on the 29th September 1961 away against York. He would have made his debut a lot earlier but he had a nasty accident in the old big bath at Parkside. (if you ask Kieth he will tell you what happened)

From all your pals have a great day Kieth

Don’t forget Keep Taking The Tablets

Birthday Boy Bernard

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, November 24, 2019 10:33AM

Born on the XXV/X1/BC Bernard is a Honorary Member of the Hunslet RLFC ex Parkside Players Association.

Well respected in the Rugby League family for his knowledge of the game. Bernards CV reads… Ex player, Secretary of Leeds & District A.R.L. Secretary of Dewsbury RLFC, Match official at professional & amateur level and now Rugby League historian.

He was also a serving Magistrate in the Leeds courts. I never appeared before him personally but a few of my mates did and they all gave him a good name.

I’m not sure what year you were born Bernard but I believe the date was the 25th of November and been the gentleman you are you can choose your own year.


First Two Birthdays of the Month.

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, November 19, 2019 10:25PM

A massive apology to Ex Parkside player and legend Jimmy Stockdill Jimmys birthday was on the 8th of this month so I’m only 17 days late announcing it. Jim was born on the 8th November 1934 making him 85years and 17 days old today. He signed professional forms for Hunslet RLFC from the now extinct Buslingthorpe Vale ARLC on the 20/10/1955. He made his first appearance in Hunslets 1st team the day before he turned professional and that was against Leigh RLFC and according to Harry Jepson’s records the game was played in London. In total Jim played 174 first team games scoring 63 true and kicking 3 goals. He finished his Hunslet playing days in November 1962.

For once I’m on time with the next birthday greetings, in fact 2 days early. Many Happy returns to Dave Hall who will be 68years old on the 21st November Dave tread the Parkside turf in the early 70s. He his still very active with the Amateur game in Hunslet helping out at the Hunslet Warriors.


We will be wishing two more OAP happy birthday later this week. Watch this space.


Uncategorised Posted on Tue, November 19, 2019 02:11PM

Funeral arrangements for Dennis Hartley

The funeral will be held at Pontefract Crematorium on Thursday 28th of November AT 3PM

Pontefract Crematorium, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4HA

And after to celebrate the life of Dennis

Roundhill Club, Roundhill Road Castleford WF10 5AE

Dennis Hartley

Uncategorised Posted on Thu, November 14, 2019 10:13AM

It’s with deep sadness I have to inform you that Dennis sadly passed away last night. I will keep you updated when I receive more information.

Our deepest condolences to Jackie, Ian, Richard and Craig

RIP Dennis

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