The Trust’s rules can be found below but here are the key things you need to know:
1) Supporters’ Trusts are democratic, not-for-profit organisations of supporters, committed to strengthening the voice for supporters in the decision making process at a club, and strengthening the links between the club and the community it serves.
2) Hull City Supporters’ Trust is wholly owned by its membership. Membership is open to any person, corporate body or company who is a supporter of the club, or has an interest in the game of football in the area, and who agrees to be bound by the rules of the Trust. Every adult member (16 years and over) will own one share in the Trust and shares cannot be traded or transferred. Once individual membership ceases the share registered in the name of that member will be cancelled and the amount subscribed for the value of the share becomes the property of the Trust.
3) Each shareholder member has a single vote. Every shareholder is eligible to stand for election and to vote for candidates for the Board which is accountable to its members. A member can appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf.
4) There must be a General Meeting every year and an annual report has to be filed with the Registrar. Members can give directions to the Trust’s Board through resolutions carried by two-thirds or more of members voting at a General Meeting.
Note that Supporters’ Direct are currently revising the current model rules and we will adopt these when they become available.
Use the links below to access the Trust’s full Rules and side policies and standing orders.
- HCST Rules – click here