Hull FC club legend and Hall of Fame member Paul Prendiville has expressed his pride to be associated with the club, and expressed his delight to be back in the city.
The Welsh-winger, one of the club’s most successful players of the 1980s, made his return to the city last week as a Guest of Honour at our Hull&Proud Week ‘BIG Night Out’ match against London Broncos.
‘Taffy’ also delivered the match ball as part of our legends match ball walk-out, receiving a standing ovation from the KCOM Stadium crowd.
Prendiville also spent time with former teammates and supporters alike at Friday’s ‘Party On The Pier’, bringing the curtain down on another memorable Hull&Proud Week.
Speaking to hullfc.com, Prendiville said: “It’s been marvelous. I love this city - I never actually wanted to leave on the first-place by my children wanted to go back to the valleys.
“The fans here never change. They’re the best supporters in the game - as long as you play with pride and passion during your time with the club, they’ll respect you for the rest of your life.”
On his time with the club in the 1980s, in which he scored 98 tries in 215 appearances and played in every major final of the decade, he added: “When I was playing here, me and my teammates were one big happy family.
“From the coaches, to the players, everybody cares for each other. Arthur Bunting gave me that chance , and it worked out for us both.”
Prendiville continued: “I’m so proud to be associated with this city and thrilled to pieces that I got to enjoy a long part of my career here.
“I’m so thankful to Hull FC for inviting me back up to the city over the last few days.”