Retro Jersey Range Unveiled!

Retro Jersey Range Unveiled!

The Black & Whites are pleased to unveil three limited-edition retro jerseys, featuring three of the club’s most iconic designs of the 1980s and 1990s!

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The Black & Whites are pleased to unveil three limited-edition retro jerseys, featuring three of the club’s most iconic designs of the 1980s and 1990s!

The range, which is available online now and in store from 9.00am tomorrow, is an eye-catching addition to the club’s retail output for 2024, allowing supporters to roll back the years with a trio of fan-favourite shirts.

Our irregular hooped shirt from the 1980s is arguably the club’s most well-known jersey of all-time, while our black 1989/90 alternate shirt, featuring a white vee, is similarly one of the most popular secondary shirts ever made.

The 1996/97 home shirt meanwhile was only worn for a very short period, however will provide plenty of nostalgia for jersey enthusiasts!

The club’s official jersey exhibitor, Mark Charlton, who’s historic shirt display can be found in the Family Lounge ahead of each home game at the MKM Stadium, tells us the history of all three jerseys below:

1985/86 Home Jersey

Ask any supporter to describe a Hull FC shirt and the 1980’s classic shirt is the one immediately that springs to mind. The halcyon days of the 80’s were synonymous with main club sponsor ABI Caravans.

The shirt firstly had an iron on patch for the sponsor, which then became an overprinted version later in the decade, featuring the quartered club crest – this shirt is a real look back. This version of the shirt was first worn during the 1985/86 season, featuring the yellow version of the sponsor logo.

1989/90 Away Jersey

Vee shaped jerseys have been seen in various iterations over many years. This version is based on the 1989/90 shirt that marked the first year that FC has worn shirts designed by a brand other than Umbro, when Scottish firm Matchwinner took over production.

Hull have used a black with white vee at various points of their history – the 1989/90 shirt was probably one of the first “away” shirts to be sold to fans. Original replicas now exchange hands for significant sums and this is a modern twist on the classic – featuring a collar rather than the half collared vee that the original shirt featured.

1996/97 Home Jersey

The 1996 home shirt has quite a history for a shirt worn only a handful of times. Following a short season in late 1996, just prior to Super League starting and the new summer era, Hull started 1997 as Hull FC and wore this shirt until the early March rebrand to Hull Sharks.

It was worn for pre-seasons and for the club’s Challenge Cup run. That season below the top flight saw FC get promoted to Super League where they have remained since. With a small average crowd, replicas were produced in very small numbers and few exist nowadays.

This shirt has almost disappeared into the history books and very few people are aware of our journey into an irregular vertical stripes and vee combo.

To purchase your retro jersey online now – click here