About the Fanzine

The Up the Cream Fanzine

Up the Cream is a completely independent supporters publication and is not the work of Hull FC. The Fanzine is brought out each home match-day and sold for £2 a copy around the KCOM Stadium’s surrounding area. In the off-season, the fanzine becomes a monthly publication.

With both a witty and satire approach to the Black and Whites and general rugby league, the majority of fanzine content is exclusive to the publication. You will find very little that’s in both the fanzine and the website, with many features exclusive to the publication itself, so it’s well worth the two quid.

Written Fanzine content is predominately opinion pieces and is all owned by Up the Cream and produced by it’s team of writers. The views expressed in the fanzine are the writers own views and not necessary of UTC itself.

We use a lot of images taken by Hull FC supporters, but we may also be partial to the thievery of one or two other images—we’re only human.

Any offence caused to the belittled Rovers fan is both intended and unfortunate.

So why Up the Cream?

To those of you old enough to remember Gentlemen John’s playing days, Broughton Rangers and the smell of staled piss in the Threepenny Stand then this name is for you.

Hull Rugby League Football Club were known as Up the Cream back in the 1950’s due to a run in the Black and White colours of the playing kit when put in the wash. The shirts therefore became Black and Cream hence Up the Cream.

It may also have something to do with the old Dairy Factory on Hessle Road but we’ll leave that theory for another day…

Social Media

The Up the Cream Fanzine is social and you can find on us on twitter and on facebook, or simply email our editor Dan.

Got any feedback or queries about the site? Please get in touch with our Web Admin.

Back Issues

All previous issues of the Up the Cream fanzine are available at the following locations;

Advantage Sports,  Saville Street, Hull

Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley

– Online at our online shop

– All Hull FC match days. Please contact us for specific locations.


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