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Les Hoole

Hull FC: An Illustrated History

Hull FC: An Illustrated History

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Hull FC is one of the oldest clubs in the Rugby League. In this illustrated record of the club, Les Hoole draws on many images of Hull Football Club and the teams and players who thrilled the crowds at the Boulevard. (Reprinted from 2001)

The club moved into the Hull Athletic Club’s ground at the Boulevard and played their first game there in September 1895 when a record crowd of 8,000 witnessed the ‘Airlie Birds’ defeat Liversedge in the very first season of Northern Union Football.

Hull prospered and their famous black and white irregular hooped jerseys became one of the most famous and feared strips in the League.

The club were Challenge Cup winners in 1914 and enjoyed great success in the early 1920s, mid-1930s and the 1980s when the city of Kingston upon Hull was the hotbed of rugby league football in Britain.

From the early days and the first Challenge Cup success of 1914 to the triumphs of the 1980s and 90s, all aspects of the club are covered with many rare and previously unpublished images.

About the Author

Les Hoole is an accomplished writer on rugby league and has had many books on the sport published.

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