The Hunslet Club October Newsletter 2023

Welcome to The Hunslet Club October Newsletter 2023! This little highlight reel is our way of spreading recent news and mentioning exciting new developments and events for November and December 2023! Here you can read about events and memorable moments that happened in October 2023.

Our newsletter is published at the start of each month, and you can read our previous newsletter here.

The Yorkshire Post Feature

3rd October 2023

Mike Tindall Praises The Hunslet Club in Leeds during The Good, The Bad and The Rugby Podcast with the Prince and Princess of Wales (William, and Kate) alongside Princess Anne. This Royal Endorsement was then featured in The Yorkshire Post.

Hunslet ARLFC won the NCL Premier Grand Final

Saturday, 7th October 2023

Another major win in October 2023! Hunslet ARLFC won the NCL Premier Grand Final on Saturday, 7th October, against West Hull Rugby League.

Four Rugby players standing on a field - all dressed in Rugby kit.

Junior Youth Club Art Session

Thursday’s – 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Throughout October, our Youth Clubs have embraced their creativity with various arts and crafts sessions. Vampire Ghosts, firework safety posters, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin carving and of course, colouring.

Art is beneficial for young people as it helps improve their confidence, and develops their problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills, plus, it is good fun!

Youth Volunteering Evening

11th October 2023

On the 11th of October, during our Senior Youth Club, our volunteer coordinator spoke to young people about the benefits of volunteering, and how it can help them build their CV, soft skills, and confidence. Volunteering is a great way for young people to gain experience in the workplace, all while building transferrable skills they can use in their careers.

NCL Premier Division Coaches

Tuesday, 17th October 2023

Congratulations to Martin and Sam for being NCL Premier Division Coaches of the Year, and to Craig McShane for being awarded NCL Premier Division Player of the Year. This is the 3rd time Craig has won this accolade.

We also received the Impact Performance NCL Premier Division League Leaders Trophy for the 2023 season.

Three men, smartly dressed, each holding a glass award.

Horse Race Night

Saturday, 21st October 2023

We hosted a Horse Race Night where people could sponsor a horse before the event. This event raised vital funds for The Hunslet Club.

Free Fire Safety Workshops

23rd and 25th October 2023

Louise from the West Yorkshire visited our Senior and Junior Youth Club in October, and at the start of November to educate and inform young people about the dangers of fireworks. While bonfire night is a fun time to spend with family and friends, there are safety concerns, especially regarding young people.

Louise informed our youth club and activity camp attendees about the measures they could take to stay safe while educating them about the dangers of bonfire night.

Yorkshire Evening Post

23rd October 2023

Our October Half-Term Activity Camp 2023 is included in the Yorkshire Evening Post October Half-Term Roundup video.

Leeds Art Gallery Youth Twilight Takeover

Wednesday, 25th October 2023

The Hunslet Club team were invited to the first-ever Leeds Art Gallery Youth Twilight Takeover. Events like this allow our team to engage with the community we serve and help build brand awareness. Plus, it is always great to see young people take to the stage to showcase their skills in the arts.

Halloween Party

Friday, 27th October 2023

You can’t have Halloween without our SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Party! This year the event was bigger and better than ever, with a birds and creatures meet and greet, Circus-themed scare tour, candy floss, fancy dress competitions, mini pumpkins and more.

Pitch-Side Advertising

Saturday, 28th October 2023

Did you know we offer pitch-side advertising? In October, we displayed a new company that supported us through pitch-side advertising. Advertising for Wilson’s Carpets is now proudly displayed on our pitch.

Pitch side advertising - Wilsons Carpets - Amazing Prices. Every day. A family business since 1968. A banner on the fence around a pitch.

Hunslet ARLFC U12’s

Hunslet ARFLC U12’s – 10 – 6 Eastmore

October Half-Term Activity Camp

Monday, 30th October 2023

We kicked off our October Half-Term Activity Camp on Monday, 30th October 2023! A week full of activities, including, arts and crafts, baking, dodgeball, football, gym sessions, dancing, gymnastics, cooking, games room sessions, and more.

It is incredible to see so many young people having fun, making memories, and making the most out of their half-term.

What’s Next?

Keep track of all our upcoming events here.

The Greatest Showman - tickets available now 

2nd and 3rd December 2023 

Live performance by The Hunslet Rogues at The Hunslet Club

Can you help?

Guest speakers are always welcome in our youth clubs, as we believe it is a great way for young people to learn new skills and gain insight into different topics. We’ve had fantastic guest speakers visit us during activity camps, events, and our youth clubs. Contact our team today if you/your business would like to talk to our young people about a specific topic.

If you are interested in supporting us in another way, we always appreciate any donations, big or small, as they help with the running of The Hunslet Club overall. Thank you.

Donate here