Around 23,000 Hull FC fans packed into Queens Garden’s to welcome back their Wembley heroes.
That’s the figure quoted by Hull City Council, as the Black and Whites roamed Hull City Centre on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon to celebrate their historic Challenge Cup final victory.
Welcoming back the first ever Wembley winning team after their epic win over Warrington, an open top bus paraded the streets of West Hull, including the clubs former home at the Boulevard, before a reception in Queen Gardens polished off an astounding weekend.
Absolute scenes. There’s never been anything like it!
Currently in absolute dream land, Hull fans were treated to the full team being presented on a live stage at the end of the bus route, with Lee Radford and owner Adam Pearson in attendance.
Partying hard, the atmosphere was just incredible, with numerous chants and songs adding to a special, never to be forgotten, event.
Some were definitely worse for wear, after celebrating at the Newland Avenue based nightclub Piper the night before, and who can blame them.
Scott Taylor and Gareth Ellis were two of many who were stopped for live interviews on stage. See our Facebook page for videos. Lee Radford also had the mic, and called Hull FC “the best team in the country, with the best supporters”. It’s not hard to see why the fans love him.
Lee Radford is on top of the world.
Immortality for Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis.
Celebrating the most prestigious achievement in Hull FC’s proud 151 year history, the Wembley win was as good as it gets, with thousands of fans also lining up alongside Anlaby Road, Boulevard and Hessle Road alongside the parade to wave their heroes.
Legend of the early 1980s Sammy Lloyd was in attendance, singing his ‘Come on you Ull’ charity hit, with Bobby Bubbles also making an appearance – the man behind the comedy sensation that involved the digits 50 and 0.
Highlights of the whole Challenge Cup run were on a big screen, as Hull fans partied on a baking hot summers’ afternoon – see our Twitter page. Scenes some have never witnessed before, and scenes certain fans have waited a lifetime to observe.
It’s in the history books now, Hull FC have won at Wembley Stadium – and boy didn’t we celebrate it!