We began our sponsorship of Hull FC Rugby in 2012, taking the place of P&O Ferries as their main shirt sponsor. You'll find our brand is synonymous with the KC Stadium as you look around the pitch at the games.
Sponsoring our local team has really made us feel a part of the community and we are very proud to be associated with a club like Hull FC.
Our sister company, Beerhouse Self Drive Hire, have also joined us in sponsoring Hull FC. Beerhouse appear on the club's training ranges and the first teams shorts.
HULL FC is one of the oldest clubs in the Rugby League and was formed by a group of ex-public schoolboys from York in 1865. Following a succession of grounds and headquarters, the club moved into the Hull Athletic Club’s ground at the Boulevard. Their first game came September 1895, when a record crowd of 8,000 witnessed the ‘Airlie Birds’ defeat Liversedge in the very first season of Northern Union Football.
The Black and Whites, as they were to become known because of their famous contrasting irregular hoops, was one of the original clubs to apostatise from the RFU. The hoops soon went from famous to feared by most club’s, as Hull FC proved themselves as one of the driving forces in the early years, making three consecutive Northern Union Cup Finals between 1908-1910.
In 1913 they paid a world record £600, plus an astounding £14 per match, to Hunslet for three-quarter Billy Batten. A year later the investment had paid dividends as the Airlie Birds won their first Challenge Cup, beating Harold Wagstaff’s stupendous Huddersfield in the semi-final and Wakefield Trinity in the final. In 1920, Batten was once again prominent in Hull’s first ever Championship final, scoring the only try in the 3-2 victory over Huddersfield. Also at that time, Jack Harrison, set the current Hull FC try scoring record for the number of tries scored in one season, bagging 52 tries in the 1913/14 season.
Before the Second World War broke out, Hull were runners up in the Yorkshire Cup in 1938-39 and runners up again in the Yorkshire League in 1940-41.
It was this period that also brought about the club’s famous anthem, Old Faithful, now heard on the terraces every single game.
The song was initially adopted back in 1936, when on September 26th, Hull claimed a narrow 13-12 victory against Wigan at the Boulevard.
Overjoyed with such a dramatic win, the Hull fans began to sing the former chart topping cowboy song Old Faithful and as they say, the rest is history!
2017 SEASON PASS HOLDERS
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