The family of Peter “Flash” Flanagan, with the support of Hull Kingston Rovers, are looking for funding to complete a commemorative statue depicting Flash in his days as a Hull KR player.
Everything is in place and ready for the statue to be made and as soon as we have the funds the work will go ahead.
This would be a fitting memorial to a local rugby league player who made a massive impact on the game of rugby league. It will be part of Hull KR’s ongoing heritage project and will be a symbol of inspiration for future generations as well as a focal point of remembrance for those who saw him play.
Why support the commemorative statue of local legend Peter 'Flash' Flanagan?
Flash was a well-loved local lad born and bred in East Hull. The youngest of eight children, he attended St Mary's school Wilton Street. He was head boy. On leaving school he worked on the docks. He loved where he was from.
Flash had played for his beloved Hull Kingston Rovers since 1960, when his great friend and coach Colin Hutton locked him in the changing room at the ground after his trial. This story is immortalised in the Dream Scene forever, alongside other legendary greats of Rovers past and present. He went on to have a 15-year career at the club.
The statue will be a celebration of one of the best hookers to ever come out of Hull. You will remember the past when you see the famous quiff and a playing stance of the superb player he was, and you will be able to imagine that side-step that left some of the greatest players in the world flat-footed.
Why is he a legend?
-He was the first Hull KR player to tour Australasia as part of the British Lions.
-He still is the only hooker to tour Australia three times
-He was part of the 1970 GB Ashes winning squad
-He won 14 caps for representing GB and 3 for England
The children of Flash would very much love to see their dad finally be back where he belongs - centre stage at Hull Kingston Rovers
What you can do?
Whether a supporter of the man himself or someone who believes that heritage of this great club is important, please get behind this to commemorate the achievements of one of the best players to come out of this great city.
£10000 has already been raised for this cause and we are looking for a further £20000 to make this happen.