In a weekly feature on hullfc.com and on the club’s social media channels, Members Monday showcases and reward the club’s loyal members.
With the 2017 Magic Weekend this weekend, we have a special member this week who won’t have to travel far to watch the Black and Whites in action!
Name: Lee Holdsworth
Member since: 1978
Favourite current player: Danny Houghton
All-time favourite player: James Leuluai
Lee Holdsworth has to make a near 300-mile round trip to watch Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium, but this weekend’s game is a little closer to home.
Lee lives in Newcastle, the venue for Magic Weekend due to take centre stage in the north east this weekend, and he is very much looking forward to the Airlie Birds landing on his doorstep.
He Said: “I’m disappointed it’s not against Rovers, but it’s a definite highlight having the Hull crowd in Newcastle!
“We all love the team obviously, but the supporters are really what it’s all about for me.”
Hull will wear a special edition shirt for this Saturday’s game, based on the style of popular Marvel character the Hulk.
FC could be known as ‘Hulk FC’ this weekend and the jersey has been popular in the Holdsworth household.
“I love it, me and my daughter have ordered it,” he said.
“We’ve also got the green spray and the Hulk masks. We’re both going as the Hulk! We can’t wait for it, it’s absolutely fantastic.”
Despite a long trek to watch his beloved Hull FC week in, week out, the Black and Whites hold a special place in Lee’s heart and explains why he makes the long journey to watch his team.
He said: “Living away it’s a link with Hull: the supporters, the people, my family and hometown.
“I took my mum to the last game in 2014 and I said to her, ‘I’m going to buy a season ticket and take you to every game’.
“We’ll always support Hull FC. My daughter was born in Newcastle and she went to her school sports day in her away shirt with Mahe Fonua’s autograph on it!”