Hull FC participated in their first LDSL festival along with Hull Kingston Rovers and York City Knights on Saturday afternoon.
The Black & Whites’ LDSL team has made great strides in its maiden year during 2021, and following their first outing against Hull KR last month, FC managed to enter two teams into Saturday’s festival at Hull College Craven Park.
Not only were the Airlie Birds able to enter two teams into the festival, but the club also celebrated four players making their debut for the LDSL outfit as interest and participation increases quickly.
The four teams played each other once, demonstrating some great try scoring ability, as well as some impressive defensive efforts.
The LDSL team are coached by Hull FC Community Foundation coaches Brad Sugden and Matty Kirby.
Speaking after the festival, Sugden said: “We couldn’t be prouder of the group of players. This is another step in the right direction for our LDSL team after we started at the end of last year.
“Since our last game against Hull KR, the players have been working so hard in training to keep improving their skills and you can see that they are reaping the rewards from that effort because they have come on leaps and bounds in the last month.”
Kirby added: “It was fantastic to see how much the players enjoyed themselves and it was so humbling to see how proud all of the players were of themselves after the festival.”
As the club’s LDSL side continues to go from strength to strength, whilst welcoming more players, the team will persist with their hard work in training sessions.
The LDSL team trains at the Centre of Excellence on Tuesday evenings (6-7pm), and they are more than happy to welcome new players who are interested in joining the squad.
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