Jacuzzi® and rugby league club Hull FC have joined forces once again to launch a special, limited edition playing kit to mark 15 years to the day that the Black & Whites won one of the greatest Challenge Cup Finals of all-time!
Hull FC are a Jacuzzi® Elite Performance Partner, having teamed up originally in 2018. Jacuzzi® have provided rehabilitation and recovery spas at the club’s first-team training ground, as well as sponsoring their warm-up range.
This latest announcement is one of a number of exciting partnership updates expected over the coming months, linking the heritage, performance and wellbeing values of both Jacuzzi® and Hull FC.
The new kit, which features Jacuzzi® as the main sponsor, as well as popular Hull-based Jacuzzi® retailer Outdoor Living on the sleeve, pays homage to the team and shirt that featured in the 2005 Challenge Cup Final in Cardiff.
Hull FC overcame favourites Leeds Rhinos to claim a 25-24 victory, thanks to a memorable late try from Hull-born hero Paul Cooke – in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest cup final battles of all-time.
A popular shirt design ever since, the special edition remake includes the names of all 17 players who pulled on the shirt that day, as well as a classy imprint of the iconic silver feather pattern from the Challenge Cup trophy.
The anniversary jersey can be bought online at hullfcshop.com right now, and will be available to buy in person from the club’s city centre retail store from 10am tomorrow morning.
In an extra special touch, Jacuzzi® and Hull FC have announced that £5 from every limited edition jersey sold will be donated to the Rob Burrow fund to help him and his family with their ongoing fight against Motor Neurone Disease.
Meanwhile, Jacuzzi® have also provided Rob and his family with a new hot tub, having also enjoyed a long association with Leeds Rhinos.
Burrow featured for the Rhinos on that day back in 2005 earning a runners-up medal alongside two-time Hull FC Challenge Cup winning captain and friend, Gareth Ellis, who also played for Leeds that day.
He subsequently went on to become one of the sport’s greatest ever players, winning eight Super League titles, two Challenge Cups, three World Club Challenges and three League Leaders Shields.
The club wanted to recognise Rob Burrow’s fantastic contribution to the sport and support him and his family during their ongoing health battle, having originally planned to wear the special edition shirt against Leeds Rhinos at Magic Weekend – before it was postponed due to Covid-19.
However, the shirt, the anniversary and the chance to support one of the game’s greatest ever players was an opportunity that was too important to be missed.
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We promised surprises….here it is! ⚫️⚪️ Excited to announce we have collaborated with our Elite Performance Partners @hullfcofficial to release a special limited edition shirt to mark 15 years to the day that they won one of the greatest Challenge Cup finals of all time! In an extra special touch, we can also announce that £5 from every limited edition shirt sold will be donated to the Rob Burrow Fund to help him and his family with their ongoing fight against Motor Neurone Disease. Link to learn more in our bio.
The shirt will now be worn, fittingly, in Hull FC’s next Coral Challenge Cup clash against Castleford Tigers on Sunday 13th September, live on the BBC – with well in excess of a million viewers expected to tune-in.
If you would like to re-live the 2005 Challenge Cup Final, Jacuzzi® have proudly put together a special walk down memory lane with three of the stars of that victory – Paul Cooke, Richard Whiting and Ewan Dowes – as they provide a first hand insight into their performance that day.
You can watch the exclusive video on the Hull FC Official Facebook Page – click here
The jersey will be available in sizes S to 7XL in men’s sizes, and 8-18 in ladies sizes priced at £49.99, while junior editions of the shirt are also available at £39.99.
To purchase the jersey online now – click here