Hunslet Hawks have revealed that they are to launch a new initiative in an attempt to add more atmosphere to their home games.
The Hawks will trial a new singing section for supporters this Sunday when they play Doncaster at the South Leeds Stadium this weekend.
The idea is a result of discussions between the club hierarchy and the Hunslet ‘Ultras’ supporters group.
A club statement explains:
“The new section will be located in the first two blocks of the upper tier and will be named ‘The Myrtle and Flame Singing Section’.
“It will be a dedicated area for Hunslet supporters to sit together to sing songs and support their team. It means vocal fans will be able to join together at the heart of the South Leeds Stadium to spur on the Hawks and generate songs.”
Supporter liaison officer Phil Hodgson believes that the move will help to generate a more passionate matchday atmosphere at games.
“As a forward thinking club we are always looking to improve the match day experience for everyone,” he said.
“Our supporters have already gained a reputation as one of the most vociferous in the Championship. We believe the singing section can build on this and become a selling point for the club in its own right.
“We’ve two massive home games left and we need our supporters to turn out in force and shout the lads on to victory.
“Sunday’s game against Doncaster is a must-win game and we would encourage all supporters who are wanting to back the team vocally, to join your fellow supporters in the Myrtle and Flame Singing Section and roar the Hawks on to victory.”