Just an update for you guys......
A great time was had by all attendees at Headingley yesterday, as more than 300+ enjoyed possibly the most successful Christmas lunch ever.
The long room was heaving, with not a seat to be had, as Harry Gration got proceedings underway.
Colin Smith of PIMS got a well deserved round of applause as new main club sponsor, and afterwards declared that he was absolutely "blown away" by the professionalism, and large attendance at his first Hawks event.
Long term supporters Jack Lunn Construction were in attendance, and are keen offer financial support to the club once again.
Another local company A & R Construction reserved over 50 seats for the event, which easily outsold even the Rhino's luncheon on the previous Thursday.
Early indications are that it was a massive financial success, with the top two raffle prizes going for a few thousand pounds apiece.
Whilst the board were aware that switching from Elland Road was going to be a gamble, they should be congratulated on making the correct decision for the benefit of the club.
At this point, we should acknowledge the terrific work put in by Geoff Gray and Peter todd, and a small group of volunteers, who helped to create a wonderful event that can only raise the profile of Hunslet Hawks across the city.
Long term, I'm sure that the club would like to host the event back at the South Leeds Stadium, but it would be churlish not to appreciate both the financial, and organisational assistance given to us by our partners across the river...