Former Hull FC centre and prolific try-scorer Kirk Yeaman was born in the city in September 1983 and is respected for his honesty and loyalty as well as for being a staunch family man.
He played professional, first-team rugby league from 2001 to 2016 becoming the club’s 13th-highest appearance maker – a fact more remarkable given that it happened in the Super League era when fewer games are played.
Kirk is essentially a one-club man, but he was loaned out to Doncaster, for whom he scored one try in two appearances, early in the 2016 season when he was struggling to regain his place at Hull. But he bounced back to again become a regular in the team, helping them to finish at the top of the table going in to the Super 8s and to win the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley for the first time in seven attempts – dramatically beating Warrington Wolves 12-10 in the process.
Kirk, who also represented Great Britain, England and the Northern Union at international level, announced his retirement as a player soon afterwards, but was immediately offered a backroom post with Hull to prolong his stay after he had become the last-surviving player to turn out for the club at both of their Boulevard and KC Stadium bases.
My Career in Black and White
Kirk Yeaman with David Bond
Publication date: 22 July 2017
Illustrations: 30 photographs
Size: 234 x 156 mm