Here is our latest update on the activities of the trust since our last communication.
In November the Trust were delighted to renew their sponsorship of Hull City Ladies and its player sponsorship of midfielder Emma Westmoreland. Our Chairman Geoff Bielby met with Ladies Head Coach Danny Johnson and we hope to feature updates on how the Ladies perform on our news pages.
During October Director David Batte and the Chair met with the Tigers Trust CEO Catherine Bishop to discuss working together on local events in the future. The meeting was a success.
Our annual meeting with the Leader of Hull City Council took place recently when discussions centered on the Kcom stadium and its status as an asset of community value.
The FSA have a new website – www.thefsa.org.uk
On the website you can see the FSA manifesto released to co-inside with the upcoming election. It’s well worth a read.
Country Golf Hull are one of our partners and we were saddened to see the effects of recent flooding in our area which left the facility under two feet of water. We wish John Harrison and his team well as they commence the clean-up operation.
We have recently added MindHEALTH to our list of community partners. You can access their website here http://mindhealth.website/home-page
Everyone at the Trust enjoyed reading about the club’s half term activities which were enjoyed by so many young supporters who will hopefully be keen to go and experience home matches in the future. We also acknowledge the recent half price ticket offers for the home games with Derby and WBA which certainly boosted the attendance and seemed to be much appreciated by the team. A great effort by everyone at the club. We also acknowledge the new ticketing scheme announced on the 18th November which we fully support. The Trust would still like the re-introduction of Disabled concessions. Well done to the club and everyone involved in working on the new pricing structure.
We are soon approaching our 20th anniversary as a supporter’s organisation which has taken on various forms over the years and we hope to have some events to mark the occasion in coming months.
We are teaming up with Minster Village Retro Football shirts and soon fans will have the opportunity to purchase a classic City shirt from years gone by. More details soon.
This time we head back to November 1993 and the FA Cup ties with Runcorn. Thanks, as always to @tigerprogrammes for the pictures.
Back in November 1993, Meatloaf were number one in the charts with ‘I’d do anything for love’, Clint Eastwood was starring in ‘a perfect world’ and the tigers travelled to non-league Runcorn in the FA Cup first round where they took the lead through Graeme Atkinson, but the tie was abandoned on 29 minutes after a wall collapsed. The match was subsequently re-played at Witton Albion 10 days later when goals from Linton Brown and Chris Hargreaves took the tigers through to round two. Sadly, City went out to Chester losing 2.0.
In the City squad were Linton Brown who has recently been appointed the new Commercial Manager at Blackpool FC, we wish him well there. David Norton was at City for 3 years he went onto manager Forest Green and Tamworth and now works as a PE coach in Nottingham. Right Back Brian Mitchell returned to his native Scotland after he retired and works as an Active Schools Manager in Aberdeen.
One of the linesman was a certain Alan Wiley, who played a part in City history.