Black and Whites organise heritage weekends
Hull FC will mark their final game of the season with two moving memorials to those involved with the club who have sadly passed away in 2012, as part of their Heritage Weekend celebrations.
The Black and Whites are hosting a three-day event with a host of activities planned, including a moving memorial at the Hull FC v Castleford Tigers match on Saturday 8th September, followed by the club’s Memorial Service the following morning at the KC Stadium.
The match day activity will include a special tribute on the big screen at the stadium to the players, staff and supporters who have passed away recently, with a rousing rendition of Old Faithful and then a moment of reflection.
On Sunday 9th September, the club chaplain, Rev. Tony Cotson, will then host a special Memorial Service alongside the club’s Head of Communications, James Clark, with readings, live music and the chance to light a candle of remembrance in the company of club staff, coaches, players and supporters, as well as the families of those mentioned as part of the memorial.
Speaking about the event, Clark said, “The Memorial Service is a concept we have been working on for some time and we couldn’t think of a more fitting weekend to do it than on that Heritage Weekend.
“It is a chance to celebrate the lives of those involved with the club that have made a significant difference to the world of Hull FC, not those who are still with us and around the club but those who have sadly passed away.
“The entire weekend will encapsulate many emotions as we look to get back in touch with not only the heritage and tradition of the club, but the people to whom it means so much and indeed those from the city of Hull.”
He continued, “I’m sure both the activity at the game and the service itself will be very moving and a fitting tribute and we would encourage as many people to get involved as possible.”
The Hull FC Memorial Service is open to anyone, but specifically those that are mourning the loss of someone close.
Families and supporters will have the chance to remember their close friends and family and take part in the Memorial by sending a short email including the name, biography and a picture of the person they would like to recognise to email@example.com before Wednesday, August 5.
These will be included as part of the memorial at both the match and the service.