It’s Members Monday! Every week, we showcase and reward the club’s loyal members on hullfc.com and social media channels.
We bring you this week’s ClubHull offer, our members exclusive and this week’s Hull FC Member of the Week. This week’s Member of the Week is Karen Horton.
Favourite current player: Gareth Ellis and Albert Kelly
All-time favourite player: Steve Prescott will always have a massive part in my heart
Karen travels from her home in Castleford to watch the Black and Whites every week.
Not only is she a long-term supporter, but she also works with supporters group FC Voices and started watching the Black and Whites during the Boulevard days.
“When I started watching, Lee Crooks was married to my best friend’s sister so she started taking me along to The Boulevard. That was in the days when the Threepenny Stand was the entire length of the pitch.
“I remember standing there as a young girl in absolute awe of everything that was happening around me.”
“I’ve been on FC Voices for over 10 years now, it’s something that not a lot of people realise what we do,” she added.
“We try to be a middle man. In the early days one of the things that we did was we got the trains changed.”
Like many Hull fans, last season’s Challenge Cup triumph was the pinnacle of Karen’s time watching the Airlie Birds, though she has some other great memories, too.
“It’s what we’ve all wanted, the Wembley win! But I’ve seen some great games,” she said.
“The Premiership semi-final against Leeds at The Boulevard along with any of the great games at The Boulevard. There’s been some classics.
“Just little snippets like that, but Wembley was amazing.”
Involved in rugby league herself as a fan and a member of FC Voices, Karen is married to Hull FC pitch announcer and commentator, Matt Horton.
Being married to the game of rugby league is something she enjoys.
“Matt has been involved in the game for a while and he commentates on Warrington, Widnes and Hull FC and he’s just started pitch announcing here, which he absolutely loves,” she said.
“So I’m very lucky because I’m involved in the game. Not just as a Hull fan, but I’m involved in other things, too.”
CLUBHULL OFFER OF THE WEEK: 2017 members can get two for one on a course booking at Skidby Lakes Golf Club, plus a 40% discounted signed in rate and a £10 golf lesson!
MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: 2017 members can get their hands on our jacquard striped scarf and a beanie for only £5 each! Offer is only valid in store. Members must show their pass to receive the discount.