Whitehaven snap up Hull FC winger

Drew Darbyshire

Andrew Bulman will follow in his father’s footsteps in playing for Whitehaven following his release from Hull FC.

Haven have signed winger Bulman on a three-year contract, meaning he will remain at the Recreation Ground until at least the end of 2021.

Bulman’s father, John, played for Whitehaven in the 1980s and was a fan favourite at the club.

On joining Whitehaven, Bulman said: “I am really excited to have signed for my hometown club with the added bonus of having the ability to explore employment opportunities outside of rugby league.

“I can’t wait to work with the coaches and team down at the Recreation Ground, to follow in my dad’s footsteps and put in the hard work to secure a regular first-team place and hopefully help the club push for promotion this year.

“I had relocated to Hull after signing first-team terms with Hull FC but I struggled to settle in the area and wanted to explore alternative opportunities closer to home.

“I had the full support of Hull FC in coming to my decision and want to thank them for that support and wish them all the best for the coming season.”

John is excited to see his son play for Whitehaven and pull on the jersey he once donned.

He said: “It’s great to see the club investing in the local talent and moving the club forward in a positive way this year.

“I am really looking forward to watching Andrew play and develop on his home turf.”