City Till We Die, a community group representing a broad range of Hull City AFC supporter organisations, met with the Football Association on Monday 3 February to discuss owner Dr Assem Allam’s application to change the club’s playing name to “Hull Tigers” from the 2014-2015 season. City Till We Die were requested to make a submission to the FA as part of their consultation with stakeholders.
The meeting took place at Wembley from 3.15pm to 5.45pm. There to represent City Till We Die (CTWD) were three members of the CTWD group. Present to hear the submission were representatives of the FA. A 30 minute presentation was followed by a two hour discussion.
Our submission to the FA has now been made public. It comprises four parts:
- A 21-page document. A PDF of this can be downloaded from here.
- Our digital presentation. This can be viewed here.
- Seven minutes of audio describing the campaign so far. This can be heard here.
- A three minute video. This is viewable on YouTube.
The FA were also shown a petition against the name change, addressed to Dr Allam, which has gathered over 15,000 signatories.
Out of respect for the FA’s ongoing consultation process (and in accordance with their wishes), City Till We Die will not be discussing any further details of Monday’s meeting.
City Till We Die would like to thank the FA for giving us the opportunity to express the viewpoint of the majority* of Hull City supporters, who wish the club to retain our 110-year-old name. We trust they will act to protect the history and traditions of not only our club, but also others whose identities could come under threat in the future should such arbitrary rebranding become a commonplace occurrence.
If you would like to speak to a City Till We Die spokesperson regarding our submission to the FA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
* For more details of polling data, see here.