Albert Kelly to leave Hull at the end of the season

Hull FC halfback Albert Kelly has announced he will leave the club at the end of this season.

The 29-year-old is off-contract this year and has confirmed he won’t be signing a new deal and will instead return to Australia.

Kelly arrived in Super League with Hull KR in 2015, helping the club to the Challenge Cup Final in his first season.

He then joined their cross-city rivals in 2017 and has gone on to make over 60 appearances for the Airlie Birds, scoring 40 tries and winning the Challenge Cup.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity this great club has given me and the special memories it has given me and my family, Kelly told Hull’s official club website. I’ve been here in the UK nearly six years and now that the kids are getting older I think it’s the right time to head home.

“Hull in general will always have a special place in our hearts as my son Boston was born here. Hopefully down the track I can bring him back and watch a game or two.

“With all that said I’m super keen to get back to business and finish on a high with the fellas.”

Throughout Kelly’s time in the UK there were often reports of NRL interest, meaning he could return to the Australian top-flight competition next year.

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