Hull FC have unveiled their 2023 Armed Forces jersey and training range, which will be worn at our upcoming Armed Forces Match Day against Castleford at the MKM Stadium in July!
The shirt takes inspiration from the forces, in particular club legend Jack Harrison VC MC, as well as raising awareness for the work of Armed Forces Covenant Fund.
The Hull FC Community Foundation work in partnership with the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to deliver projects and exercises to engage and support male and female veterans that have served in the forces that now live in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Hull FC deliver fitness sessions, family engagement activities, peer-to-peer support and mental health programmes, and have even hosted veterans groups at the club’s offices at the MKM Stadium. To find out more about the programmes – click here
The Black & Whites will continue their long and close relationship with the forces through their new Armed Forces jersey, which is on sale now online at hullfcshop.com, and in store from 9.00am on Thursday morning.
The jersey features one of the club’s favourite alternate designs with a ‘V’ across the chest, and a stylish grey and white camouflage design below, as well as a subtle Union Jack within the design and the inclusion of the Armed Forces Covenant logo.
Meanwhile, the crimson trim is in tribute to Hull FC Hall of Fame member Jack Harrision VC MC, who gave his life in battle during the First World War.
The crimson trim is the colour of the ribbon used on the Victoria Cross he earned, with the pattern of the medal also included within the design of the shirt, so the players can carry the memory of Jack Harrison on the club’s Armed Forces Day.
The club, along with several club partners, signed the Armed Forces Covenant on last year’s Armed Forces Match Day at the MKM Stadium - a public promise to those who serve or have served, and their families, that they will be treated fairly, and will be supported by the business in question.
First-team stars Liam Sutcliffe, Darnell McIntosh, Jake Trueman and Joe Cator recently headed to local base RAF Leconfield, near Beverley, the home of the MOD’s Defence School of Transport, to help reveal the new jersey alongside some of the Armed Forces personnel based at the site.
The jersey is proudly fronted by Summit Vans, who were announced earlier today as one of the club’s brand new key associate partners for the 2024 Betfred Super League season having joined our commercial family for the first time earlier this year.