HULL FC have sold record numbers of their 150th anniversary shirts, with over 6,500 of the traditionally designed replicas sold already for the 2015 season.
The heritage based 2015 home shirt, which reverts back to the iconic irregular hoops worn by numerous Hull FC sides during the club’s glory days, has has proved popular with supporters since its launch in early November in a special promotion using former Hull favourites Arthur Bunting (pictured), Keith Boxall, Lee Jackson and David Doyle-Davidson as well as famous faces such as Olympian Luke Campbell, England international Nicky Barmby and TalkSport’s Adrian Durham.
Meanwhile, the Steve Prescott MBE inspired away kit has proved popular enough for the club to make an additional order with kit manufacturer ISC.
The purple away shirt carries the name of Prescott through the Steve Prescott Foundation and a donation from every shirt will go towards the charity.
“The sales of the shirts have been astonishing and really reflects how receptive the fans have been to the jerseys and our 150th anniversary celebrations,” aaid Hull Chairman Adam Pearson.
“We knew the shirts would be very popular, but the demand has been unprecedented and we’ll be re-ordering a number of sizes to try and ensure as many fans as possible can get their hands on one.”
He continued, “2015 is going to be a really exciting year for us and the excitement and anticipation has really been building around the club ever since that shirt launch.
“We feel we have a strong team now on and off the field, the fans are really behind us and we want to make sure our 150th anniversary can be a year to remember.”