HCST Objectives

The vision, aims and objectives are reviewed by the HCST Board and updated as necessary.

Purpose and Vision

A Supporters’ Trust is a Community Benefit Society and as such is to be the vehicle through which a healthy, balanced and constructive relationship between the Hull City AFC and its supporters and the communities it serves is encouraged and developed.  The business of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust is to be conducted for the benefit of the community served by the Club and not for the profit of its shareholders. Our vision is to have a real and significant influence, on behalf of all Hull City AFC supporters (locally, nationally and globally), in the running of our Club.

Objects

Our objects are enshrined within the Rules of our Society.  These objects are to benefit the community by:

(a) Being the democratic and representative voice of the supporters of Hull City AFC and strengthening the bonds between the Club and the communities which it serves;

(b) Achieving the greatest possible supporter and community influence in the running and ownership of the Club;

(c) Promoting responsible and constructive community engagement by present and future members of the communities served by the Hull City and encouraging the Club to do the same;

(d) Operating democratically, fairly, sustainably, transparently and with financial responsibility and encouraging the Club to do the same; and

(e) Being a positive, inclusive and representative organisation, open and accessible to all supporters of the Club regardless of their age, income, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality or religious or moral belief.

Short-term objectives

(1) Bring about the return of concession tickets for the young, old and disabled

Campaign to bring back proper concessions with no restrictions and fair prices across the board. This will be a big step towards Hull City becoming a happy club again and in the long-term could make a huge difference to the club’s future support.

(2) Restore the use of the club’s proper name

Push for the consistent use of only Hull City, Hull City AFC or The Tigers by the club. The use of incorrect names is something that we know angers supporters and needs to be remedied in order to move forward.

(3) Engage in continued meaningful dialogue with Hull City

Maintain a relationship with the club to consult on matters which affect supporters. This can prevent major, disruptive issues such as the concessions situation and associated fallout, but also quickly address more minor issues in calmer times.

 

Medium-term objectives

(4) Strengthen FA heritage rules

Engage with the FA to implement rules protecting the heritage of clubs to prevent future unwanted name change attempts or similar.

(5) Support national supporter initiatives

This includes pressing for legislation to reform football and including supporter representation on club boards as well as the campaign for safe standing and the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ ticket price initiative.

(6) Anlaby Road Tribute Project

Develop a lasting tribute to the original Anlaby Road ground and potentially some of the players who played there.

 

Long-term objectives

(7) Giving supporters a voice on the Board

In football things can change fast and we need to be ready. This isn’t about grabbing power for the sake of it, this is about ensuring that fans become positively involved with the Club and exert influence at the highest level.

(8) Bringing benefits to community assets

Hull City is more than a football club, it is part of the community. It is part of the city’s soul, and in the Stadium it is part of the city’s infrastructure. We want to explore how we can ensure supporters get a say in how these community assets are managed and developed in the future.

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