Former Hull FC star Adam Maher loses battle with motor neurone disease

Former Hull FC player Adam Maher has passed away following a battle with motor neurone disease, aged 47.

Maher made 100 appearances for the Black and Whites in his four seasons at the club between 2000-03.

The Australian also spent time with Cronulla Sharks and Rochdale during his career before hanging up his boots at the end of the 2003 campaign.

Maher and his family were guests of honour at Hull’s match against Castleford in 2019, where he did a lap of honour before kick-off before a fundraising dinner with over 300 guests and team-mates raised more than £15,000 to help support his family.

A Hull FC spokesman said: “There will be a period of reflection ahead of Sunday’s Super League fixture against Catalans Dragons at the KCOM Stadium for fans to remember and pay their respects to Adam.

“Everybody at Hull FC would like to send their heartfelt condolences to Adam’s friends and family at this difficult time.”

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