Hunslet Hawks mark cup final classic with new shirts

Courtesy of Hunslet Hawks
Courtesy of Hunslet Hawks
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Hunslet Hawks’ new home and away playing kits for 2015 will pay tribute to a Challenge Cup final classic.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Challenge Cup final when Hunslet played Wigan in what is still regarded as one of the greatest ever finals.

To commemorate that historic occasion, the club and our official kit manufacturers Stag have been working closely to come up with a design that would be based on the playing strip worn by the 1965 side.

The design will see the Hawks moving from the traditional myrtle white and flame band to a chevron design on the home kit.

The retro design will feature images from the final, which will be sublimated on both the front and backs of the playing shirts.

The playing shirts will also feature the Hunslet Lion badge, the same badge which was on the Hunslet kit in 1965. The surnames of all the 1965 squad will be sublimated on to the chevron of both shirts.