Let the journey begin
Formed 21st May 1883 a founder member of the Northern Union.
First played thier home games at Woodhouse Hill next to the Cemetary Tavern now known as the Parnaby Tarvern. In 1888 Hunslet moved to "Low Hold" which was renamed Parkside.The offical opening was performed by the Lord Mayor of Leeds Alderman Archie Scarr.
Hunslet one of the strongest founder members of the Northern Union in 1895. A mighty unit in the formative years of the game,Hunslet won the Yorkshire cup in 1905.
Hunslet became the first club to win all four cups in season 1907/08 captained by "Our Albert" Albert Goldthorpe. Hunslet were led by Albert Goldthorpe while equally well known was the Hunslet pack who were named "The Terrible Six".
In the Championship final Hunslet defeated table topping Oldham 12-10 after a replay when the first encounter ended 7-7. In the Challenge cup Hunslet deafeated Hull 14-0 at Fartown,then took the Yorkshire Cup by the virtue of a 17-0 victory over Halifax and topped the Yorkshire League.
The 1920s were a lean period for Hunslet, but they eventually returned to prominence,Walkington, Dawson,Tolson, Todd, Murrell and Beverley being among the most respected figures in the game.
1934 saw Hunslet win the Rugby league Challenge cup at wembley defeating Widnes in the final captained by Jack Walkington. In 1938 once again led by Jack Walkington Hunslet went on to win the Championship Final deafeating local rivals Leeds in front of a record crowd of 54,112.
1965 saw Hunslet return to Wembley in what was and still is regarded as the finest Rugby League Cup final ever.Hunslet magnificently led by player coach Fred Ward who were massive under dogs gave star studded Wigan a big fright and if it was not for John Griffiths try being disallowed Hunslet well might have won the game.
Hunslet Played there last game at Parkside on the 21st of April 1973 which turned out to be the last time Hunslet Parkside played. In the final game Hunslet were led by veteran Gt Britian Lion Geoff Gunney M.B.E who was the last player to leave the field.
The shareholders in thier "Wisdom" finally sold the ground for development and closed this once great club Hunslet parkside down. The club lives on in the hearts of all involved in a club seeped in history long live it's memory.