FORMER Bradford Park Avenue chief executive Damian Irvine is back in rugby league with a role at Hunslet.

Irvine was appointed as a non-executive director at the League One outfit where he is helping them conduct an audit ahead of a potential change to the club's ownership structure.

The 45-year-old left his post at Park Avenue on the eve of this season in late July, having initially joined them as part of a link-up with Bradford Bulls in October 2018.

Irvine, who was commercial director at Bulls, has a wealth of experience in professional sport and sports administration, notably as chairman at Cronulla Sharks before moving on to Notts County and Wycombe Wanderers.

He has been appointed as non-executive director at Hunslet along with Jason Peterkin, with the pair set to assist the board in a 12-week review.

Both Peterkin and Irvine are advocates of sustainable full or hybrid supporter ownership models, and are interested in investigating and exploring a permanent structural change to the club's ownership once the initial due diligence period is completed.

Irvine said: “Hunslet have taken a measured and mature approach to exploring all options and we will know in 12 weeks time what the club can afford and what the best model of ownership is in future.

"Preserving majority supporter ownership is the priority and aim of our involvement and majority ownership of the club is not an option for us on that basis."