Welcome to our Hull FC Shop!
Nickname(s): Airlie Birds, Black and Whites
Ground: KC Stadium
City: Kingston upon Hull
Hull FC Shop
Hull FC are one of the country’s leading Rugby League teams, playing in arguably the best Rugby League stadium in the country and thy can also boast one of the largest and loyalist fan bases in world rugby.
During the Super League era, the Airlie Birds have continually improved as a club, both on and off the field including a Challenge Cup victory and Grand Final appearance.
Hull FC merchandise is always amongst the best selling in the league so we are able to bring a wide range of products in our Hull FC Shop including shirts, clothing and more.
Hull Football Club or Hull FC were one of the founder members of the Northern Rugby Football Union and were formed in 1865.
The club was formed by a group of ex-schoolboys from York and soon another Rugby team in Hull was formed with the name Hull White Star, the two teams merged and became one of the first northern teams to join the RFU.
After the split, they move to the Boulevard, owned by the Hull Athletic Club. The ground was on Airlie Street, hence the nickname the club still has of the Airlie Birds.
Hull FC quickly became one of the leading clubs in the Northern Union, although they lost 3 consecutive Challenge Cup finals between 1908–10, the club did see success in the years before the Second World War.
After the war, the club had to wait until the 1950’s for success to come back although their luck in Challenge Cup finals continued to be bad with 2 losses in consecutive seasons in 1959 and 1960.
With the appointment of Arthur Bunting as head coach, Hull FC became the only club to win every single league game in 1978-79 and the club won promotion to the top flight once again.
The 80’s and early 90’s saw Hull struggle for success against the mighty force of the Wigan teams of that time.
When the game changed to summer rugby in 1996 the cub failed to finish in the top 10 and thus qualify for Super League. The club embraced the changes and added ‘Sharks’ to their name to become the Hull Sharks. This proved a disaster as the rebrand didn’t go down well with supporters and the club faced financial ruin, with the club been forced to close in 1999. The newly created Gateshead Thunder expansion team took over the club and moved their whole operation to the city of Hull, renaming the club Hull FC.
In 2003 the club moved to the impressive KC Stadium and have now won the challenge Cup and become one of the leading teams in Super League.
Hull FC traditional colours are black and white and the club have a strong rivalry with city neighbours Hull KR.
Here at RLShop.co.uk we spend hours and hours each month to bring you the very best Hull FC related products.