THE FINAL VOTE FOR HALL OF FAME ON NOW

As the eagerly anticipated Hull FC Player of the Year Awards – The Legends Dinner gets even closer, the final round of voting is taking place to induct a loose forward into the club's Hall of Fame.

The end of year awards dinner will see 13 players inducted into the Hall of Fame having been voted in by supporters throughout the season.

Fans have the chance to vote for the final player in the series to see one famous loose forward joined the legendary pairing of Johnny Whiteley and Steve ‘Knocker' Norton amongst the existing elite group.

The four players up for voting are below. You can place your vote in the bottom right hand corner of the homepage of www.hullfc.com.

HAROLD ELLERINGTON (1930-1940)
‘Elmo' as he was known originally joined the club as a half back before settling down at loose forward. His never say die attitude was to be commended as he helped his side to Championship success in 1935-36 as well as playing for England and Yorkshire. He later became a Director and Board Member at the club.


LEN CASEY (1970-1975)
Although Len Casey's greatest years in the game were to come after he left The Boulevard, he developed his uncompromising image in a struggling Hull side in the 70s. He showed in his 105 appearances plenty of evidence of his undoubted back row talent. It was a talent that took him onto Test Honours including the Great Britain captaincy and transfer moves involving World-Record fees. During the period when both Hull and Rovers were leading the way in the British Rugby League, Len Casey was, indeed, one of this City's greats. After his playing career ended, he coached Wakefield, followed by a spell at The Boulevard and later, after briefly serving on the Board at Hull KR, Scarborough Pirates.


MICK CRANE (1970-1977, 1981-1987)
Hull-born Mick Crane has to be one of the most enigmatic characters ever to have played professional Rugby League in Hull. Mick made some 358 appearances for Hull and had spells at Leeds (where he won a Challenge Cup Medal) and Hull KR before a second spell at Hull, during which he completed a full set of honours, a League Championship, a further Cup success, two Yorkshire Cups (he was Man of the Match in the 1983 Final), and a John Player Medal in 1982. He made a solitary Test appearance against the all-conquering 1982 Australians, but also had an outstanding game against them for Hull at The Boulevard, when the Airlie Birds came so close to ruining their unbeaten record. In those two spells for Hull, he narrowly missed out on becoming a try centurion, scoring 98 of them, as well as displaying a knack of dropping goals at useful times. In short, Mick Crane was a complete footballer.


JASON SMITH (2001-2004)
The capture of Jason Smith contributed enormously to gaining further ground as a Super League force. Jason had been capped by Australia some 15 times and had a further 16 State of Origin appearances for Queensland.
Perhaps his career at Hull was short on appearances, but his skill made him a marked man by opposition forwards. Smith was a major influence on the team coached by Shaun McRae, which, a year following his departure back to Australia, won the Challenge Cup and went on to a Grand Final appearance.

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