Weekly News Update

Happy New Year to all supporters of Hull City AFC!!
After a short break over the festive period we are back with our weekly updates. Sadly for the Tigers there was no festive cheer as some at times encouraging performances returned only 2 points. It is clear inward activity is needed in the transfer market and the business City do will show the ambitions of the owners.
This weekend we face Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup in a game that both sides don’t look to be taking too seriously given their contrasting league ambitions. We wish all those travelling a safe trip. Here’s your update for the last week…
Hull City Ex Players Reunion
On Thursday 22nd March there will be a ‘Hull City Ex Players’ event in honour of the legend that is Chris Chilton
The event will take place at the New Walton Club, be hosted by Burnsy, and feature The Beautiful Couch. More details & tickets are available here.
New Book – Hull City: The Boothferry Park Years
Local Author and  fan Nick Turner has just published his third book about City, this time charting the 56 years spent at Fer Ark.
It’s available from Waterstones in Hull and from Nick at nichturn@yahoo.co.uk or on 07738 083651.
Development Review
The under 18 development side kick off the new year on Saturday at Bishop Burton College where they take on Barnsley under 18s at 11:00.
On Monday it’s the turn of the under 23 side who take on Crewe Alexandra under 23s at North Ferriby with kick off at 19:00.
Hull City Ladies
The Ladies start the new year away to Barnsley on Sunday 9th at 2pm at Barnsley Training Ground.
HCST Board Election – 2018.
Further to the notification relating to our next Annual General Meeting, we are now in a position to confirm that 6 Board positions will be available for election or re-election at the AGM. 
Any fully paid up member aged 16 or over can be considered for nomination, provided they have been nominated by 2 other fully paid up members. It is recommended that any members potentially interested fully read and understand the Trust Election Policy, (available via our website), and pay particular attention to point 13-22 of the Policy.
We welcome applications from all Members fulfilling the criteria above, but would in particular be interested in any Member with an interest in assisting in producing our Weekly Newsletter and other general written media publications for the Trust.
The Election Nomination form can be downloaded here in PDF or Word format, and needs to be received by our Secretary by Saturday 10th February, 2018 (So you have plenty of time to consider applying).
Should any Member wish to receive further details of the role and activities as a Trust Director, then please drop an e-mail to secretary@hullcityst.com
( For a taste of what goes on at a Board Meeting, watch this video )
Election Management Group, (EMG)
We are still looking for volunteers to join the Election management Group to oversee the election process for members nominated to stand as Board members.
Please note that Members of the EMG cannot stand for election to the Board in 2018
The EMG will be required to attend 2 meetings both of approximately 1 hour in length. The first in January, (to finalise and confirm the election process), and mid-February, (to review election nominees) Both meeting dates are currently tbc
Could any members wishing to volunteer to be part of the EMG please e-mail Richard via secretary@hullcityst.comto register their interest.
Sign up or renew your membership of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust
Amber Nectar
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.
Please follow these links for the latest  Podcast and  Things We Think We Think.
Hull City Fans Forum on Hull Kingston Radio
More fan-focused chat hosted by Ian Waterson.
You can listen to the latest programme here.
Tigers Down Under
The latest podcast from our antipodean friends. Available on
YouTube and Soundcloud.
Please follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

HCST’s Partners of the Week 
In this week’s Partner of the Week section, we have an in-depth look at two HCST partners – Victoria Dock Animal Services & Fudges Den Luxury Holiday Cottage.
Our first partner of the week is  Victoria Dock Animal Services
Facebook  or contact Steph on 07852 367860.
They provide training services for dogs and other animals. This includes one to one behaviour consultations as well as wider classes. Although based in Victoria Dock, services are provided anywhere in Hull and the surrounding area.
Our second Partner of the Week is Fudges Den Luxury Holiday Cottage in Filey
See the brochure for full details.
Email Suzy to make your booking.
Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, #AskEhab t-shirts are £9. Buy yours from the store  
Stop the front page!
HCST are looking for new contributors to our website.
These can be articles about football in general, all things Hull City or match reports. So if you’re a sports journalist in the making or just fancy giving it a go as a hobby please let us know – you don’t need to be a professional – all articles will be welcome. There’s no requirement to produce words every week or month, just as and when you are able to. If you are interested please email contact@hullcityst.com 

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