Arthur Bunting

Head Coach

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Arthur Bunting


Years Coached: 1978-1985
Coaching Honours: 1978/79 Division 1 Champions, 1979/80 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy, 1981/82 John Player Trophy, 1982 Challenge Cup, 1982/83 RL Champions, 1982/83 Yorkshire Cup, 1983/84 Yorkshire Cup, 1984/85 Yorkshire Cup, Runners-Up In Nine Competitions

The first inductee to the Hall of Fame to have never played for the club, Arthur Bunting is arguably the most successful coach in the club’s history. Guiding the club through their most successful and sustained period during the 1980s, Arthur is one of the longest serving coaches to have led the Black & Whites.

Winning a plethora of trophies through his tenure, Bunting began his time at the club overseeing the unprecedented feat of winning every League fixture during the 1978/79 season, before achieving the highest position ever attained by a promoted team the following season.

Perhaps Bunting’s greatest achievements were winning Hull’s first Challenge Cup in 68 years, beating Widnes at Elland Road in a replay, and winning the Rugby League Championship the year after – the last time the Black & Whites were Champions.

Following his retirement in 1985 Bunting remained an incredibly popular character amongst Hull fans until his passing in 2017