Hull appoint new director

Hull FC have appointed Ralph Zoing to the club’s board of directors.

Companies House confirmed the 55-year-old had been appointed into a role as director on Tuesday last week.

Zoing is a financial expert with over 30 years of experience. He is currently the co-owner and director of Harrogate Wealth Management, a company that provides financial planning services for companies that was incorporated in January 2016.

He is also a director of Cundall Manor Limited, which operated the Cundall Manor Independent School in North Yorkshire.

Zoing has history in rugby union, having played for Harrogate and Yorkshire Carnegie as an outside-half during his playing days.

He went on to coach Harrogate between 1999 and 2004 and, under his watch, they enjoyed two successive Yorkshire Cup wins.

Though the level of his involvement remains unclear, his financial expertise will no doubt be of use for the club as they look to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

He joins just two other active directors at the club, owner Adam Pearson and CEO James Clark.

Zoing is a co-founder of the ‘Swing Low Sweet Charity’ fundraising charity and, earlier in his career, he and Pearson acted together as player agents.