Hull announce big plans with local university

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Hull FC have unveiled plans along with the University of Hull for a new performance and community hub, which includes a new training ground.

The hub will be based at the University. Students will also be offered placements in the likes of sports science and media.

The project, which is set to cost £1.5m, has the support of Hull City Council. It has also been backed by other funding partners.

It is also set to be used by a number of Hull’s teams- including academy, women and university teams. The facility will also be used by clubs at community level.

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Hull Chief Executive calls plans “a landmark moment.”

Chief Executive James Clark told the club website: “This is a landmark moment for our club that has been years in the planning, as we strive to better ourselves on and off the field.

“We can finally boast international standard facilities and programmes across our entire club. But also create a lasting legacy at the very heart of our local community and grassroots rugby league which epitomises the hallmarks of Hull FC.

“An extended eight-year Centre of Excellence pathway from 14 to 23, including education and work experience, is an unrivalled opportunity for young rugby players in this city. As well as providing our first-team with the highest standard of training facilities. ”

Head of Sport at the University of Hull Steve Curtis added: “The University of Hull is excited by this partnership. And to play a role in developing rugby league in the region.

“Offering our students the best opportunities and experience whilst at University and beyond is our top priority. This partnership will create some truly exceptional opportunities.

“We’re proud of our history of raising education aspirations through sport. Through this partnership, both Hull FC and the University will be able to continue on that path.”

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