The year 2017 is going to be a big one for the Hull FC Vice Presidents Association. It will see the association celebrate its 40th anniversary and there are a couple of events in the pipeline to help mark the occasion.
Aside from that, the VP’s will also be sponsoring Carlos Tuimavave for a second season whilst Fetuli Talanoa will be their other sponsored player following the departure of Frank Pritchard.
These are exciting times for the club and a great time for the VP’s as a fundraising association to help play their part in that as much as they can.
Indeed, they have just made a donation to the club which has allowed Lee Radford to bring in some enhanced technology to assist with video analysis sessions.
Games and training sessions are filmed from many different angles now, including overhead! Lee wanted to purchase a particular piece of software and hardware that allows him to analyse games/sessions in a similar way to how Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher et al do on Sky’s coverage of Premier League football.
The VP’s were asked if they could assist with the cost and having listened to Lee talk about the benefits it would bring, they were only too happy to oblige.
As a thank-you for that support, members of the VP’s were invited down to the training ground in mid-January where they were able to see the new technology in action.
It was an eye-opening experience and as Lee explained, there is now no hiding place for players when it comes to video sessions!
It is a massive part of the game and hopefully the new piece of kit will help the club continue to be successful going forward.
To find out more about who the Vice Presidents are then please visit www.hullfcvpa.co.uk.
Words: Brendon Smurthwaite