Hunslet adopt lion crest

Hunslet will have a ‘rampant lion’ on their club crest moving forward.

After the club made the decision to drop the ‘Hawks’ nickname, the club decided it was time for a new identity.

The club proposed two new crests, one with the lion on the front, and another with a phoenix.

That vote took place on Saturday prior to the club’s narrow defeat to Toulouse Olympique, with the lion design just prevailing, taking 54% of the vote.

Fans were asked to vote between these two crests.
Fans were asked to vote between these two crests.

General Manager Martin Flynn said: “We always knew that it was going to be close as both crests have played a huge part in our history and are very popular amongst supporters of all ages.

“Our supporters have voted and their decision now means that we will now adopt the Rampant Lion as our new club crest.

“These are exciting times for the club and we thank our supporters for playing their part in shaping the future of our club.

“We will continue to update our supporters as we go on this journey together. This is only the beginning of what we believe will be an exciting new era for Hunslet R.L.F.C.”