The Hull City Supporters’ Trust board welcomes today’s announcement by Hull City AFC that the initial “Earn Your Stripes” membership scheme proposals recently issued will now be delayed and the subject of a review. This fully reflects the views expressed to the club by the Trust’s representatives, who recently heard some of the scheme’s details at the Fans’ Working Group meeting.
It is clear that full and frank engagement with all supporters and all of their representative bodies and groups, on matters of detail as well as headlines, is now required in order that the damage done by the initial announcement can be reversed. The Trust’s Board, led by our new chairman Geoff Bielby who is also our representative on the Fans’ Working Group, stands ready to work alongside all other supporters’ groups and contribute positively to this review.
In the meantime, the Trust’s Board is intending to work up some alternative proposals, based both on adjustments to the current season card scheme and proposals for an improved form of membership scheme, that could be delivered in a more equitable manner and still achieve the financial and loyalty outcomes that the club is seeking. We will share these proposals with the club in due course.
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