Challenge Cup holders Hull FC are launching their annual Hull & Proud week tonight at their home game against Salford Red Devils.
Hull & Proud week is an annual event, which gives supporters the chance to meet players at a number of different events and venues, and raise money for charity.
Hull FC media executive Simon Dent explained:
“We’ve got the annual fun day at Brantingham Park tomorrow, we’ve got not one, but two games for fans to watch.
“There’ll be a legends game, with Hull FC legends playing testimonial all-stars, in support of Feka Palea’aesina’s testimonial, we’ve got some big names for that, including Lee Radford.
“Also the controversial Garry Schofield, Kylie Leuluai, Keith Senior just some of the big names involved in that game, then after that, Hull FC reserves v South Wales Ironmen.”
There will also be other events aimed at engagement with the supporters, while the RNLI will also benefit, with supporters given the chance to go round the RNLI station at Spurn Point, see round the boat, and an “off0road experience’ to get there, with some players present.
A spokesman for Hull FC also said that it was “Great to see supporters really engaging with the popular event” with the ‘Big Fat Quiz of the Year’ and the Challenge Cup cinema night with Wembley hero and Steve Prescott Man of Steel Danny Houghton both sold out well in advance.
Other attractions for the supporters include the Hull FC takeover at Frankie and Benny’s on Kingswood when Team Minichiello and Team Taylor battle it out, including making their signature dishes.
Young, and young at heart, fans will also have chance to challenge first team players on some classic arcade games at Funstation, and Good Friday sees the ‘Big Day Out’ as former champions Leeds Rhinos roll into town.