Hull FC have issued a statement confirming that former youth player Bradley Parker was killed in a road accident over the weekend.
The 19-year-old was one of two young men who lost their lives in a traffic collision on Sunday.
The statement reads:
“Hull FC have been deeply saddened by the news that former Under 16s captain Bradley Parker has died following a road traffic collision on Sunday.
“The club were informed yesterday afternoon that Brad had passed away and our immediate thoughts and sincere condolences have gone out to his family, friends and former teammates.
“Tragically, Brad, aged just 19, was one of two young men who lost their lives in the collision.
“The club have offered their full support to the family and the club’s Player Welfare Officer, Rev. Tony Cotson, has been made available to counsel former players and teammates.
“Brad left Hull FC recently to pursue a bright career path on a new apprenticeship course, after starring for club and country at youth level.
“He was a popular member of a young squad that went on to produce current first-team players like Jack Logan and Reece Dean, who were his close friends.
“A talented hooker, he excelled from a young age captaining his school rugby team, helping South Holderness to the Year 11 National Cup Final.
“In a mark of respect for Brad and his family, the club will carry his name on the player’s match day shirts in Super League next season.
“On behalf of everyone involved at Hull FC, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families involved in this tragic incident and Brad’s contribution to the club from a young age will never be forgotten.”