The Smailes Goldie Hull Pirates are proud to be able to announce that NFU Mutual will once again return as a sponsor. We are really excited to welcome them back and incredibly pleased to be able to reveal that, as well as being a player sponsor, they will also sponsor a rinkside board!

This is fantastic for us as an organisation and shows that there is a real buzz around the team.

As a player sponsor NFU Mutual will, once again, sponsor defenceman Lee Haywood. We spoke with Phil Musson about his decision to return as a sponsor for the 2018/19 season:

"We first sponsored Lee two seasons ago when we decided to support the newly formed Hull Pirates. Lee comes from Doncaster, which is one of the areas served by our NFU Mutual Insurance agency  based in Selby.

We believe in building long term relationships with our customers, so feel it is only right to do the same with the Pirates. We are delighted to continue our support by once again sponsoring Lee.

Lee is a solid, reliable player for the Pirates and his commitment to the team is clear. Even last season when he was unable to play due to a broken arm he continued to support his team at games and, like ourselves, can be depended on when needed.

We are looking forward to an even more successful season for Lee and the Pirates and trust the support we ,at the NFU Mutual in Selby, have been able to give helps the Pirates in some small way on the road to a winning season".

Owner, Shane Smith, stated:

"I would like to thank Phil, and his great team at NFU Mutual, for continuing there great support of the team.

NFU Mutual is another returning sponsor who are doing various sponsorships and we thank them for there continued support as the Pirates continue to build and move forward".

The return of Phil Musson and NFU Mutual shows the faith that our existing sponsors have in our organisation. As we continue to build, so does the excitement! This is going to be one hell of a season!