Sport & Physical Activity

As a community charity, Hull FC Foundation’s community projects help children, young people and adults keep active and learn new skills. From free sports activities to dedicated projects, there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

Women and Girls Rugby League

Women and Girls Rugby league is going from strength to strength each year, with player numbers increasing yearly, a more competitive competition than ever and a DISE programme to support the very best players as they go into college. The female athletes are getting more recognition and support than ever before.

At the end of 2019 Hull FC moved to re-establish the girl’s pathway, which would;

  1. Support the growth of girl’s rugby league in the city.
  2. Give female athletes in the city a performance environment which they can develop into the next generation of England rugby league stars.

We currently have teams at u12s u14s, u16s, and Women’s open age which are all registered to play in the RFL leagues, competing against teams across the country.

Training Times

Hull FC Girls Sessions Details

Monday Evening, 7pm-8pm, Hull FC Elite Performance Centre.
Thursday Evening, 6pm-7pm, Hull FC Elite Performance Centre.

Hull FC Women’s Sessions Details

Wednesday Evening, 6pm – 7pm, St Mary’s Sports College.
Thursday Evening, 6pm -7.30pm, Hull FC Elite Performance Centre.

Disability Sport

Wheelchair Rugby League

The Hull FC Wheelchair Rugby League side were first established in 2013 and currently complete in the Wheelchair Rugby League Championship, with ambitions to reach the Wheelchair Super League in the coming seasons.

Coached by Mike Swainger, the side reached the final of the inaugural Challenge Trophy Final in 2019, as well as recording a record score against North Wales Crusaders, 190-10, in the same season!

The side play their home games and train at the Bonus Youth Performance Centre, with more details on training sessions available by emailing michael.swainger@hullfc.com.

Wheelchair Rugby League is an inclusive sport played by anyone. The rules are the same as the running game with slight adaptations to be played in wheelchairs.

  • 5 players on each side.
  • Tackling: A tackle is performed by pulling a Tag off the opponent.
  • Play the ball: By replacing the Tag and then tapping the rugby ball on the floor and passing backwards to a team mate.
  • Kicking: ‘Kicking’ is performed with a cupped fist.
  • Scoring a try: A try is scored by placing the ball down over the try line or if you have upper limited abilities you can tap the ball on your wheel when over the line.
  • Conversions: Are used with an adapted kicking tee. indoor samba rugby goal posts are used.

Learning Disability Rugby League

The Hull FC Community Foundation have announced the creation of Hull FC’s new Learning Disability Rugby League team to join the Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League for the 2020 season.

Learning Disability Rugby League (LDRL) is an adaption of the sport developed to allow those with learning disabilities to enjoy the game of Rugby League.

The LDRL activity is part of a wider strategic partnership between Community Integrated Care, the Betfred Super League and the RFL, which aims to develop and enhance the community programmes provided by the sport to people with care and support needs.

As the official social care partner of the sport, Community Integrated Care will be leading the development of a range of programmes that will use Rugby League to transform the lives of people who require care and support.

LDRL is played on a quarter-pitch with seven-a-side teams. The games are non-contact and follow Tag Rugby League rules.

Teams are allowed two able-bodied players who will play as facilitators, to ensure the match is both free-flowing and well-balanced. Typically, the able-bodied roles are taken up by current and/or former professional Rugby League players.

LDRL activities are delivered with a view to developing the participants skills and confidence while providing new challenges and opportunities.

The newly formed Hull FC LDRL Team is entirely inclusive and welcomes all players, regardless of skill or experience.

To get involved, make lots of new friends and keep fit & healthy, please contact bradley.sugden@hullfc.com and/or matthew.kirby@hullfc.com and come along to our weekly Tuesday night sessions, 5.30pm-6.30pm, at our Bonus Youth Performance & Community Centre, off Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.

Rugby Tots

Working alongside Hull City Council’s Healthy Lifestyles team, Hull FC Foundation deliver weekly Rugby Tots sessions. Incorporating a range of fun activities, the emphasis at these sessions is on fun and enjoyment for children aged 2-5 years (and their parents!) and developing key movement and social skills. Sessions take place during on a Saturday morning at the following times and locations;

  • Saturday, 9.00- 9.45am, Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7ED (Ages 2yrs-3yrs)
  • Saturday, 10.15- 11.00am, Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7ED (Ages 4yrs-5yrs)

For further information, please contact sam.french@hullfc.com.

Tots Rugby (4yrs – 5yrs)

10:15am - 11:00am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (4yrs – 5yrs)

10:15am - 11:00am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (2yrs – 3yrs)

9:00am - 9:45am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (2yrs – 3yrs)

9:00am - 9:45am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (4yrs – 5yrs)

10:15am - 11:00am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (4yrs – 5yrs)

10:15am - 11:00am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (2yrs – 3yrs)

9:00am - 9:45am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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Tots Rugby (2yrs – 3yrs)

9:00am - 9:45am
Hull FC Centre of Excellence, Pickering Road, Hull, HU4 7AB.
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England Talent Programme

The Hull FC ETP programme encompasses a number of aspects. From player development days, CDP Blocks for both coaches and parent as well as in school delivery.

  • Through a number of developments days, the ETP programme looks to profile players across 5 key areas to help individuals to facilitate their own development.
  • Development days are tailored to help assist players to find relevant levels of challenge across each area of the programme.
  • The delivery of specific CPD blocks to both community coaches and teachers aim to help develop their practice as well as providing opportunities to coach in the wider local pathway.
  • Parental workshops also look to support parents and guardians on effective ways to guide their sons/daughters through a development pathway.
  • Sign up below for further information on our ETP Programme.
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