FC Head Coach, Hodgson departs

Hull FC can confirm that Brett Hodgson has left his position as head coach by mutual consent.

He leaves the club after two years in charge of the first team.

A new head coach will be appointed in the near future to ensure they have a full pre-season to prepare the squad for the 2023 campaign.

Hull FC Chairman, Adam Pearson, said:

“On behalf of the board, staff and supporters of Hull FC, I would like to thank Brett for the commitment and dignity he has demonstrated during his two years with the club.

“Brett joined us during a period of transition and the disruption caused by Covid-19, as well as facing further challenges presented by injuries and suspensions.

“The process of appointing a new head coach is underway, with a focused shortlist to identify the right person to get the best out of our senior squad, but also someone who will continue to embrace our long-term strategy from grassroots to first-team.

“We are encouraged by the progress of our academy and Centre of Excellence programme, plus the investment in a new multi-million-pound training centre – but we recognise that delivering a competitive team on a consistent basis at first-team level is crucial to underpinning everything at the club.

“We are confident of making a prompt appointment following the recruitment process and remain focused on improving performance at first-team level to meet the expectation of our supporters and stakeholders.

“I would like to thank all of our members, supporters and corporate partners for their continued unwavering support.”

Hull FC can also confirm that assistant coach Kieron Purtill and long-serving Head of Performance Paul Hatton will also leave the club.

The club would like to thank both members of coaching staff for their service to Hull FC, in particular Paul who has been with the club for a second time since 2015 and played a key role in the Black & Whites Challenge Cup success in 2016 & 2017.

New appointments to the coaching staff will be made soon following the appointment of a head coach.

The club will make no further comment until that time.