The Fanzine

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…


The Up the Cream fanzine is a completely independent supporters publication and 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.

With both a current, nostalgic, and satirical approach to both Hull FC and general rugby league, written content is predominately opinion pieces and is all owned by Up the Cream. The views expressed in the fanzine are the writers own views and not necessary of UTC itself, whilst any offence caused to the belittled Rovers fan is both intended and unfortunate.


Our website compliments what we do. All our reviews from Hull FC matches can be found here, as well as interviews stats, news, and Hull FC’s glorious history. Since our foundation we average around 50,000 hits a month.


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

Back Issues

All previous issues of the Up the Cream fanzine are available at the following locations; The Minerva, Nelson Street, Hull, Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, and online at our online shop


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