14th November 2020, 16:11 | hunslet_rlfc

Aaron Jones-Bishop heads to Hunslet

Aaron Jones-Bishop heads to Hunslet

Hunslet have confirmed the signing of another Jamaican international as Aaron Jones-Bishop joins the club. 

Jones-Bishop has agreed a one-year deal with the Parksiders and follows fellow Jamaican star Jy-Mel Coleman who signed earlier in the week.

Jones-Bishop said: “It was an easy decision to make when Hunslet approached me through my agent. I’d played under Head Coach Gary Thornton previously at Doncaster and had thoroughly enjoyed my time with him. 

“In addition to teaming up again with GT, I’m friends with several of the lads at the South Leeds Stadium, especially the Jamaican contingent as we look ahead to next year’s World Cup, plus conditioner Steve Morton, so settling in will be seamless. 

“On top of that, I’ve never experienced playing for a local club since my amateur days with Leeds side Milford – for whom I played from around four years old -and Queens. It’s always been a long haul for me with my profesional clubs especially my first side Oxford.

“The South Leeds Stadium is only twelve minutes’ drive from my home in Armley, which makes a change from Oxford, Doncaster and Oldham.”

Hunslet boss Gary Thornton added: “Aaron joins us after recovering from a serious knee injury and is desperate to get back to fitness and prove his worth.

“He has been around League 1 for a few years now so has plenty of experience at this level. I’ve coached him before at Doncaster and I know his professional attitude will be a good fit for our group and our environment. He also gives us some flexibility as he can play centre and wing equally as well.

“He is very athletic and strong, returns the ball really well, and will be a great addition to our already potent backline.”