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Latest heritage night to focus on Kay Ibbetson

The next event from the Hull Kingston Rovers Heritage Committee will take place later this month focusing on Hull’s very own Kay Ibbetson.

Kay made history within the game of rugby league. A lifelong Hull Kingston Rovers fan, she was the first female coach when she took over the reins at East Hull ARLFC in 1960.

Join us in the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel Legends Lounge at the Lightstream Stadium on Wednesday, 26th October to learn more about this key figure in rugby league history. Victoria Dawson tells Kay’s story whilst recounting the problems of piecing together the biography of a very public woman who lived a very private life.

The event will start at 7pm and is free to attend. There is no need to book, simply turn up on the night. The bar will also be open serving refreshments.

For further information, please email

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