Hull KR set to rename Craven Park

Hull KR have become partners with Hull College and will change the name of their stadium from 2020 onwards.

The stadium has been officially titled KCOM Craven Park for the last three years but Hull KR will change its stadium name to Hull College Craven Park from 2020.

The partnership will provide young people with the chance to forge a career in rugby league as well as helping current players to have options for when they retire.

Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith commented: “2020 represents the start of a revolution at Hull Kingston Rovers and we believe that Hull College will play an integral role, in collaboration with our existing educational partners in bringing that vision to life.

“Restoring our own Academy’s identity is something we’re proud of. What’s important to us is attracting the best local talent driven by a desire to play for Hull Kingston Rovers at the top level.

“Our promise to them and their families is that if they don’t make it, we will give them a great education and develop their life skills to equip them in the workplace and beyond.

“We want to offer players optional career pathways in education or apprenticeships, and Hull College will be a strong partner for the club in supporting these opportunities.”


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