5 Jul 2019

Hull&Proud Week: Day 4

Day Four of Hull&Proud Week saw supporters take part in various Community Participation Day activities, organised by the Hull FC Community Foundation.

Supporters took part in taster sessions for both Touch Rugby League and Wheelchair Rugby League at the Bonus Youth Performance Centre.

Head coach Lee Radford and Chief Executive James Clark even took to the field for the Touch Rugby League sessions!

Hull FC Wheelchair head coach Mike Swainger explained how he first got into the sport and the positive effect it can have, saying: "I had an accident when I was 13, and unfortunately due to my amputations, I wasn't able to play rugby anymore which I loved doing as a kid.

"As a big Hull FC supporter and still coming to the games, I was keen to get back into the sport the best I could. And after finding out there wasn't any Wheelchair teams in Hull, I had the idea about setting one up. I managed to get the club on board and they supported me ever since.

"Taking part is not just about the game, it's about the social aspect too. Some of the guys might not be able to do much other exercise due to various other injuries, and it may also allow the opportunities for a disabled father and his able-bodied son to play together in the chairs for example - it brings people together. It's my passion to help the sport grow.

"The team has been going for about five years, and the aim now is to get it into the Wheelchair Super League. The dedication from the players is huge traveling far and wide and we're keen to make that next step up."

Meanwhile, Hull FC Sports College students got the opportunity to head to Clough Road Fire Station to undertake a road safety awareness session. The Participation Day was just the latest in over 20 events taking place across Hull&Proud Week, which will culminate at Thursday’s ‘BIG Night Out’ clash with London Broncos.

Every Hull FC member can buy two ‘Kid For A Quid’ tickets and one ‘Friend For A Fiver’ ticket for the fixture with the Broncos, meaning it costs members just £7 to bring three more people along to the game!


Click [here](https://ticketing.hullfc.com/events.aspx) to book your tickets for the game. Alternatively, call 01482 505 600 or visit the KCOM Stadium Ticket Office.


Tonight is game day between the Black & Whites and St Helens, and we will continue our Hull&Proud Week celebrations with a very special half-time presentation, where over 25 youngsters will be officially unveiled as Hull FC Academy players.


Many of whom are huge Black & White supporters, so walking out onto the KCOM Stadium field in front of thousands of Hull fans is sure to be a special occasion for them to be proud of.


Also, the Airlie Birds will be welcoming members of Steve Prescott's family to the KCOM Stadium this evening. Prescott, who played for Hull and St Helens, sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2013.


Now, the two clubs play for the Steve Prescott Cup every season.

Prescott's family will also be bringing out the match ball onto the pitch ten minutes before kick-off, and supporters are invited to give them a very warm welcome.


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