Fans Gear Up for Battle of Yorkshire


Hull FC are preparing to welcome a bumper crowd when Leeds Rhinos come to town for Friday night's ‘Battle of Yorkshire' at The Kingston Communications Stadium.

Confidence has never been higher in the FC camp, although a wounding Rhinos side will be keen to bounce back after a disappointing run of three defeats.

James Rule, Hull FC Marketing Director, said: "The launch of Friday Night Freebies led to a surge in ticket sales over the weekend. Large sections of the East Stand and South Stand are nearing capacity as fans prepare for a crucial four pointer with old rivals Leeds."

Head Coach Peter Sharp is under no illusions of the task ahead of him and his squad, he does however believe the Black and White fans can act a ‘fourteen man'.

Sharp said: "It's going to be a real cracker with two tops sides at this stage of the season. The battle for second place is very much on, it's a game that really catches the imagination and I'm sure the Hull people will be out in force for this one. It's a game that is worth the admission fee, there are going to be battles going on all over the field.

 Last week saw the launch of Hull's biggest ever competition with ‘The Friday Freebies' as The Black and Whites offering fans the chance to take home some fantastic prizes.

As well as getting the usual pre-match entertainment and 80 minutes of thrilling action between two of the games leading lights, Hull FC are offering fans a chance to win some first class prizes.

Fans could scoop:

Club Class P&O Cruises (worth a total of £1,800)
A 2007 Hull FC season ticket pass
Limited Edition Challenge Cup Final 2005 print
£50 merchandise voucher for the Hull FC shops
Hull FC replica shirt signed by Peter Sharp
A priceless behind the scenes matchday experience

Tickets are already selling fast for the fixture and spectators who purchase early for the round 23 bout have the opportunity to fill an entry form to win prizes worth more than £1,000.

To enter fans need to collect an entry form from either the ticket office or the Hull FC club shops and hand them in completed when purchasing tickets for Friday evening's game.

Season ticket holders who attend the match will automatically be entered for the draw.

The draw for the fantastic prizes will take place during half-time at the Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos fixture.

Don't forget to collect an entry form from either of the club shops or ticket office and hand in the completed form to a member of staff when purchasing, the closing date is Thursday, August 3rd 2006 at 5pm.

Call the Hull FC ticket hotline now on 0870 837 0004. Tickets are still available for all stands priced as follows:

Adults £18-£21
Seniors £12-£15
Juniors £8