Hull Football Club are one of the oldest clubs in rugby league. Established for over 150 years, they are well known for their dedicated fans, black and white kit and notorious derbies with city rivals Hull Kingston Rovers. The club has been home to several high profile players, including Steve Prescott and Clive Sullivan.
Hull FC is one of the oldest clubs in professional sport, with a rich heritage of success, talent and passion.
First established over 150 years ago in 1865, FC currently operate as one of the leading clubs in Super League – the sport’s elite competition in this country, playing their home games at the impressive KCOM Stadium.
Nicknamed the ‘Black & Whites’ due to their historic playing strip of irregular Black & White hoops, the side also go by the name ‘The Airlie Birds’ - a name derived from the street considered to be the club’s spiritual home, The Boulevard, found itself situated on in West Hull, Airlie Street.
The club has won the Challenge Cup five times, winning the trophy back-to-back in 2016 and 2017 at Wembley Stadium, as well as triumphs in Halifax, Leeds and Cardiff in 1914, 1982 and 2005 respectively.
Hull have been named Rugby League Champions six times, as well as winning the Rugby League Premiership in 1991.
As well as enjoying a long and fruitful heritage with success on the field, Hull FC are also recognised as one of the sport’s strongest clubs off the pitch and were twice awarded the coveted A grade licence by the game’s governing body in previous comparisons between the club and its Super League rivals.
The grading, the highest the Rugby Football League could bestow, took into account every aspect of the club behind the scenes including facilities, media and marketing, retail, financial, well-being and Hull FC’s commercial and community operations.
Hull were also named 2016 Super League Club of the Year after their great success on the field as well as off it.
We also lead from the front when it comes to our communication output and once again remain one of the sport’s leading clubs, offering unrivalled television, online, social and traditional media content, ranking as one of the top 50 clubs for media content in a recent survey.
The Hull FC Foundation is recognised as one of the leading community sport charities in the country.
The club’s head office is based next to the KCOM Stadium in our newly renovated Community Hub, whilst a number of other facilities are based in Hull and the surrounding area, including the club’s first-team training ground on County Road North, whilst the City of Hull Academy train at Bishop Burton College.
The club has been at the forefront of the city’s culture throughout the last 153 years, and has played a part in creating some of the city’s most memorable and proudest moments. We are very proud of our strong community presence and work hard to maintain our identity as ‘the club of Hull.’
We have built our organisation around a ‘one club’ mentality where everybody has a key part to play in our growth and we hope this will be the foundation for continued success in the future.