Up the Cream is a completely independent publication and not the work of Hull FC. The Fanzine is brought out monthly and sold on both Hull FC match-days and at various locations around the region.

The majority of fanzine content is exclusive to the publication. You will find very little that’s in both the fanzine and online, so it’s well worth the £2!

Every month there’s an exclusive interview with a Hull FC player, and many features that are exclusive to the fanzine.

We own all content included in both the publication and online, but we may be partial to the thievery of one or two photos—we’re only human. Any offence caused to the belittled Rovers fan is both intended and unfortunate.

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 1950s 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 too but we’ll leave that theory for another day…

Back Issues

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

– Advantage Sports – Saville Street, Hull

– Garbutts Bar – Prinny Av, Hull

– Royal Standard – North Bar, Beverley

– Online at

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


Dan Tomlinson – Founder, owner, editor and responsible for 90% of the content you see online or in the fanzine itself. Dan created Up the Cream back in December 2014. He has a dodgey beard, and attends every Hull game, whether first team, reserves or under-19.

Chomley Club Eric – Eric is our quirky old git, who moans about everything and anything. He speaks a lot of sense for a man who loses his head every time his wife forgets the Battenburg from Aldi, and is a popular member of our team. Found first on pages 6 & 7 of the fanzine.

Caroline Green – Dan approached Caroline before the launch date, and she’s been an invaluable member of our team ever since. Despite being a caffeine junkie, her Round Up column is exceptional, and really tells it how it is.

Rich Harrison – Rich is the lucky sod who emigrated to Australia and the one everyone secretly envies. He lives in rural New South Wales and was there when Benji Marshall excelled himself into rugby league immortality back in 2005. Pommy Rich writes the monthly Down Under Blog, expressing his Aussie lifestyle mixed with the NRL stories we all want to hear.

Callum Thompson – Cal is our latest addition and regularly offers his ramblings on recent Hull FC matters.

Lewis Scott – Lewis occasionally scribbles down a few words for us when he’s not tweeting or revising.

Social Media

Feel free to follow us on twitter and like us on facebook, or simply email Dan. Got any feedback or queries about the site? Please get in touch with our Web Admin.