Hull FC 2024 Season Update: Youth Trio Contracts Extended Amidst Challenges

Hull FC Face Uphill Battle in 2024 as Youth Trio Extend Stay

The 2024 season has been a tumultuous one for Hull FC so far, as the club has underperformed in the Super League, winning just a single game thus far. Despite the challenging circumstances, the club has taken steps to secure the future by extending the contracts of three promising young players.

Rebuilding Efforts Underway

Simon Grix, who took over as interim head coach when Tony Smith departed in April, will be replaced by John Cartwright for the 2025 season. Meanwhile, Richie Myler has joined as the club’s Director of Rugby and is currently overseeing a major rebuild, with several new signings, including John Asiata and Oliver Holmes, set to join the squad in 2025. Zak Hardaker is also rumored to be joining the club.

Retaining Homegrown Talent

In a boost to the squad undergoing significant changes, Hull FC have confirmed contract extensions for three young prospectsHarvey Barron, Zach Jebson, and Matty Laidlow. The club’s statement highlights the importance of retaining a core of homegrown talent as they continue their rebuilding efforts.

“Having a young core of Hull-born players is hugely important to us as a club – alongside the likes of Logan Moy, we’ve currently got a really promising crop of talent which is testament to the success and growth of our youth programme.” – Richie Myler, Hull FC Director of Rugby

Despite the club’s struggles this season, the contract extensions for Barron, Jebson, and Laidlow provide a boost and a sign of the club’s commitment to developing its own talent. As Hull FC face a challenging match against Huddersfield Giants on Friday, they will be hoping these young players can contribute to a much-needed second win of the campaign.

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