Hull FC appoints first ‘poet laureate’

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Published: Monday 2nd February 2015 by The News Editor

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For many fans, watching their heroes at Hull FC in action can be poetry in motion.

And now they have someone who can put their feelings into words.

Because his way with words has helped vicar Phil Lamb become the rugby league club’s first ever poet laureate.

Mr Lamb will act as a representative for the club, which was founded 150 years ago, and write poetry for various events and publications.

Mr Lamb read verse inspired by the club to see off four other finalists and take the title at Hull’s Central Library.

The contest’s panel of judges was chaired by playwright John Godber, a former professor of drama at Hull University whose TV credits include Brookside and Grange Hill.

Mr Lamb said he would have to have a word with the Bishop of Hull to let him know he may be a bit busy for the rest of the year.

The club is running a series of events during 2015 to mark its formation in 1865 by a group of former public schoolboys.

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Published: Monday 2nd February 2015 by The News Editor

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