Here at Summit Vans, we’re proud to have teamed up with the mighty Hull FC. So now we’re officially sponsors we want to shout about it. Fancy getting to know some of the team better? Want to know what some of your favouriteplayers are driving? Here’s the low down.
Tex Hoy – Newcastle Australia, Fullback.
Tex Hoy joined Hull FC from NRL side Newcastle Knights ahead of the 2023 Super League season. Very versatile, he’s a confident goal-kicker, can play in the halves, but operates chiefly as a fullback. Blessed with pace and strength, Hoy is a real threat out of the back when playing in the fullback role.
Drives: Mercedes GLA
A classy, comfortable prestige family SUV with a smooth controlled drive. We’re especially loving the luxurious interior with its polished black plastic, leather seats and jet-style air vents which makes it one of the best in its class.
Adam Swift – St Helens, Winger.
Adam Swift teamed up with the Black & Whites ahead of the 2020 campaign. He was a key part of the squad in 2021, ending the season as the club’s top try scorer in all competitions.
Drives: Hyundai Tucson
Spacious is the key word here – with plenty of room inside for passengers (even big burly rugby players) to be comfortable along with a cavernous boot to carry all the kit on those long away trips.
Liam Sutcliffe – Leeds, Centre.
The mighty Black and Whites signed Liam from Super League rivals Leeds Rhinos ahead of the 2023 Super League season. Another versatile player, operating primarily as a centre, but also able to cover in a whole host of alternative positions. He won the Super League title with former club Leeds in 2017.
Drives: Mercedes E class Coupe
Everything about this car screams comfort. With its plush interior, the Mercedes E class Coupe is a comfortable drive and riding lower to the ground makes for a quiet ride, perfect for cruising.
Jake Clifford – Cairns, Australia, Halfback
Joining Hull City from Newcastle Knights along with his teammate Tex Hoy, Clifford captained Australia Under 18s in the latter stage of his teenage years, before going on to make a name for himself in the NRL.
Drives: Mazda CX3
Safe, reliable, and economical. These are key themes here, which is no bad thing when talking about driving. The Mazda has a strong economical petrol engine and also scores highly in the safety category with outstanding safety features to the driver and front seat occupier.
Danny Houghton – Hull, Hooker.
Hull-born hooker Danny Houghton made his debut for the Black and Whites back in 2007 and has since become an integral part of the starting line-up. The number nine’s name is in a highly prestigious Steve Prescott Man of Steel winners list after scooping the award in 2016.
Drives: Nissan X Trail
A large SUV that’s perfect for growing families. With the option of adding a 3rd row of seats, the interior is spacious and accommodating with plenty of room for all the kit so you’re ready for those outdoor adventures.
Jordan Lane – Hull, 2nd Row.
The academy graduate forward has since become a part of the furniture within the Black & Whites squad, winning the club’s Young Player of the Year award in 2019. Known for hitting the line with power and speed, Lane is a key player in Hull FC’s attack, meanwhile, his strength is equally important in defence.
Drives: Audi Q5
One of the most popular SUV’s out there and for good reason. A high-quality interior mixed with the right level of sportiness and great usability. A quiet yet punchy engine provides a smooth driving experience. Ticks all the boxes for us.
Cam Scott – Bradford, Centre.
Another academy graduate, he made his Super League debut in 2018. He can feature in several positions, but he is most frequently seen at centre. In 2022, Scott was given the club’s Try of the Season award for his sensational individual effort against Salford Red Devils in the Round 3 victory.
Drives: Audi A3
A strong family hatchback with sharp handling that makes for an enjoyable drive. The handling is key feature of this car, which is predictable, secure, and engaging. With excellent balance, it grips the road well for a sportier drive.
Jack Brown – Hull, Prop.
Jack Brown signed his first professional deal with Hull FC after graduating from the academy in 2019. Shortly after signing his first-team deal, Brown was named in the England Under 19s Performance Squad in 2018.
Drives: Hyundai Tucson
Another vote for the Hyundai Tucson, this family SUV is proving a popular choice among our players. The extremely spacious interior is clearly a priority when you’re car sharing on your way to the training ground.
Josh Griffin – Oxford, 2nd Row.
Josh Griffin signed for the Black & Whites ahead of the 2017 campaign. He’s a powerful centre who is offensively minded with lethal capability on the edges with his impressive yardage figures. Following a stellar campaign in the 2019 season, Griffin was crowned Hull FC’s Player of the Year.
Drives: Audi A3 Saloon
The Audi A3 is both comfortable and well equipped making it a competitive option against its closest rivals. We’re loving the large 10.1inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes as standard, handy for keeping everyone entertained on the way to the training ground.