It’s been the strangest of seasons, but Hull FC still celebrated their annual Player of the Year awards this month, virtually at least.
Fans haven’t attended games since March, and the season threatened to be cancelled for good on more than one occasion, but eventually it was completed at where else but Hull’s KCOM Stadium for arguably the greatest Grand Final ever between Wigan and St Helens.
Hull, who made it to the Super League semi-final again, were the biggest benefactor of the revamped Play-Offs after a largely underwhelming year, but there are still some individuals to celebrate as per.
Hull FC Clubman of the Year – Liam Welham
The former Hull Reserves player has worked wonders in the community again, adjusting his role as a result of the impact of covid-19.
Hull FC Try of the Year – Carlos Tuimavave vs St Helens
Jordan Lane’s effort against Salford was an absolute belter, but few can begrudge this one from Tuimavave, who beat a handful of Saints defenders alongside the West Stand touchline to race away for a superb try. What a player.
Hull FC Young Player of the Year – Joe Cator
Jordan Lane had this one in his pocket for the past two years and made a strong case again in 2020, but Joe Cator in his first season at Hull was nothing short of outstanding. Deserved winner.
Hull FC Supporters Player of the Year – Joe Cator
Our pick was Tuimavave but the majority of the fans voted for Cator. The best signing of the season and ironically the one that had the least fan-fare at the end of last year. Fair play to him. Another one that has swapped East for West and reaping the benefits.
Hull FC Players Player of the Year – Carlos Tuimavave
Hull FC players aren’t stupid. They know who glides around the field like a gazelle every week, breaking out of tackles and making more metres than empty seats at Wigan. Another sensational season from the Kiwi centre, who just gets better and better.
Hull FC Player of the Year – Carlos Tuimavave
See above. Much deserved winner following Josh Griffin’s clean sweep last year.