Hull FC have revealed their 2022 Magic Weekend kit, which will be worn by the Black and Whites at next month’s Hull Derby clash at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.
The club have unveiled a retro, third shirt, which is inspired by one of FC’s most popular kit designs of all-time from 30 years ago, having first been worn in the 1991/92 season.
The purple trim, which was a common feature during the 1990s for the Airlie Birds incorporates the club’s traditional irregular hoops.
The hoops also feature the words of the club’s anthem, Old Faithful, which are imprinted into fabric of the jersey, as a classy touch to the Airlie Birds’ 90-year-old song from the terraces.
The original jersey was worn by the likes of FC greats Greg Mackey, Lee Jackson, Jon Sharp, Rob Nolan, and Paul Eastwood following on from their Premiership Final success in 1991, with former stars of the era Matt Donkin, Andy Mighty, Paul Harrison and Rob Danby helping launch the new shirt – a delivering a modern twist on a cult favourite design.
The original shirt was worn by the club when former coach Royce Simmons was at the helm in the early 1990s, who was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s earlier this year, alongside several former players.
To help raise awareness of the condition and fundraising efforts, the club will sign and auction all the match worn jerseys from the Magic Weekend clash against Hull KR in July, with the proceeds being donated to the Hull FC Ex-Players Association fund, who recently undertook a charity bike ride to raise over £12,000 for Hull based charity Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, as well as the St. Marks Forget Me Not Group in St Helens.
To compliment the new shirts, fans will also enjoy the eye-catching retro styled training range, which includes polos, training tees, shorts, singlets, and jackets, modelled by first-team stars Chris Satae, Joe Lovodua, Ben McNamara, and Carlos Tuimavave.
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Introducing our 2022 Magic Weekend jersey, inspired by our iconic irregular hooped shirt of the early 1990s, with stunning purple trim! 🔥
🛒 Available now online at https://t.co/awHWStBCxY, and in store from 9.00am Wednesday.
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