Hull FC Names John Cartwright as New Head Coach for 2025 Season

Hull FC Secure NRL Assistant John Cartwright as New Head Coach for 2025 Season

In a major move, Hull FC have officially announced the appointment of John Cartwright as their new head coach, set to take charge of the club from the 2025 season onwards. The 58-year-old Australian, who has served as an assistant coach for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL over the past three and a half years, will swap the sunny shores of Brisbane for the city of Hull, as he takes on the challenge of leading the Black and Whites.

Cartwright’s coaching career has spanned over a decade, with his last head coaching role coming with the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL, where he was the club’s inaugural head coach from their inaugural campaign in 2007 until 2014. Since then, he has honed his skills as an assistant at various NRL clubs, before joining the Broncos ahead of the 2021 season.

“Hull FC are pleased to announce the appointment of John Cartwright as the club’s new head coach from the 2025 season. The 58-year-old Australian will join the club from last season’s NRL Grand Finalists Brisbane Broncos, where he has held the position of assistant coach over the past three-and-a-half seasons, arriving in the UK ahead of the start of the Black & Whites’ pre-season campaign in the autumn.”

The announcement of Cartwright’s appointment comes nearly six weeks after the dismissal of Tony Smith from the Hull FC head coaching role. The club has faced a number of challenges in recent times, most notably a disappointing loss to the London Broncos, but the capture of Cartwright as their new leader is seen as a significant step in the right direction.

As an experienced NRL assistant, Cartwright’s arrival at Hull FC will be eagerly anticipated by the club’s supporters, who will be hoping he can steer the team towards success in the coming years.

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