Hunslet have confirmed the signing of halfback Danny Rowse from amateur side Hunslet Club Parkside.
He helped Parkside to successive promotions and then a record-braking Premier Division title, where they finished with a 100-per-cent record.
Rowse is the son of former Hunslet player Martin.
He told the club website: “I’ve had offers to turn pro over the years but I’ve always turned them down. Either they didn’t tie in with my work or they were in Lancashire, which was too far away for me.
“But the vibes when I spoke to Hunslet’s Head Coach Gary Thornton and Football Manager Darren Williams made me think that the time’s now right.
“They were so enthusiastic and as a local lad I know that this is a great club with a tremendous history.
“I couldn’t help getting excited about what they are trying to achieve and it also helps that I don’t live too far away; everything has fallen into place.”