The name of the Trust is something that we would like members’ views on, the CTWD Committee thinks there are some issues that need to be taken into account:
The merger between CTWD and Tigers Co-operative is the coming together of two organisations under one unified banner – so if there is a desire to change our name, the ideal time is now.
City Till We Die is a name that has acquired a high degree of recognition amongst City supporters, and is the banner under which you, loyal City fans, have come together to oppose the name change.
City Till We Die has also attracted a degree of negativity, from within the club and amongst people that support Dr Allam’s ideas regarding Hull Tigers. We don’t imagine that a change of name will kid the club or anyone else that we are a different organisation, but dropping the CTWD name may ease relationships.
There is a strong irony associated with City Till We Die, an organisation born out of opposition to a name change, changing its name – we completely understand that as a Committee.
CTWD is a democratic organisation, so it is vital that we get the views of our members in order to decide our future name, it’s a major decision for the Supporters Trust. We intend to put to the vote a choice of names to our current members, in order to decide what we are called in the future. We will then finalise our new Supporters’ Trust constitution in draft form using the name that the members will have chosen.
Rest assured – City Till We Die will DEFINITELY be one of those names being voted on.