The club is saddened to hear of the passing of Charles Hainsworth suddenly in hospital on Tuesday 28 July 2015, aged 81.

He was Chairman of Headingley FC when they merged with Roundhay RUFC to form Leeds RUFC in 1992. He has been an ardent follower of the club since.

He enjoyed a fruitful career in the cloth industry in the Leeds area, gathering many friends in the a local Masonic Lodge and could often we found wiling away the hours at club cricket grounds.

He will be much missed by all who knew him and was the much loved father of Sally and Isobel, grandpa of Edward, Charlotte, Ella and Toby, husband of the late Mary and partner of Peggy.

The funeral is to be held on Tuesday 18 August 2015, 11.30 am, at St John the Baptist Church, Adel. No flowers please.