Hull FC have launched their away strip for 2019 and they have returned to the club’s traditional away jersey colour of blue.
The new shirt was launched on the weekend at the club’s store, with guest appearances from first-team players Josh Bowden, Danny Washbrook and captain Danny Houghton.
Blue has often been the colour of Hull’s away kits since the mid-20thcentury. Blue away kits were first worn by FC to avoid colour clashes with Featherstone Rovers, Widnes Vikings and Halifax, who played in similar colour designs at the time.
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But blue was the colour of Hull’s home kit once upon a time. Clothing coupon rationing after World War Two meant that blue was the only option for the club.
The club are welcoming blue back for the 2019 season following a two-year absence.
The new alternative jersey will incorporate the traditional theme of a white V across the chest, which has regularly featured on home and away shirts down the years.