Hull FC held their annual Player of the Year awards this week. Sadly due to covid it was a virtual event once again, although at 75 big ones a pop, we’re not exactly complaining….
Here are the main award winners.
Hull FC Outstanding Contribution Award – Johnny Whiteley
The Hull FC home jersey for 2021 was in honour of Johnny Whiteley’s 90th birthday. It was an absolute better. Adorning those infamous black and white irregular hoops, it was as traditional as it gets and a fitting tribute to Gentlemen John, arguably the clubs greatest ever played, who remains a strong club ambassador to this day.
Hull FC Try of the Year – Jack Brown
Well-deserved award for the young prop who was in support to finish off a sensational team try at Leigh in June. Hull were flying back then and little did we all know what was to follow. Shout out to Bureta Faraimo’s effort in the Derby and Adam Swift’s tries at Castleford and Leeds.
Hull FC Academy Player of the Year – Jacob Hookem
The young half back made his first team debut at Wakefield after a stellar year for the Academy side. He’s expected to make the step up to the Reserves next year alongside Ben McNamara.
Hull FC Young Player of the Year – Cameron Scott
Copped a lot of unfair criticism this year but he’s handled himself well and improved as the season wore on. You can’t say that of many others, particularly those who are more senior and on bigger wages.
Hull FC Supporters, Players, and Player of the Year – Chris Satae
The Big Tongan deservedly cleared up the big three awards after an outstanding season. He was a complete wrecking ball whilst at the peak of his powers, and was pretty much unstoppable. Not bad for a project with little to no NRL experience. What a signing. What a player.