Weekly News Update

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Two games since our last newsletter and, disappointingly, predictably two defeats. There’s no shame in losing away to Chelsea, albeit City perhaps made things a little too easy for the hosts. However, City were not at their best on Tuesday night and were deservedly beaten 3-1 by Middlesbrough with the all too familiar defensive mistakes on show. 
This Friday night Sheffield United come to the KCOM for a Yorkshire derby. The Blades thumped City 4-1 earlier in the season so hopefully there will be a desire for revenge among the players and a personal motivation from the manager against his former employers. 
Here’s your update from the Trust this week…
Final Call – HCST Board Election – 2018
Further to the notification relating to our re-scheduled Annual General Meeting, (now scheduled for Saturday March 10th), can we remind you that 6 Board positions will be available for election or re-election at the AGM. 
As a reminder, 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 as we have previously stated, we would particular be keen in any Member with an interest in assisting in producing our Weekly Newsletter and other general written media publications for the Trust.
The amended Election Nomination form can be downloaded here in Word format, and needs to be received by our Secretary by Saturday 24th February, 2018 (So you haven’t got long left).
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 or come and discuss with one of the existing Board Members between 1pm – 2.30pm at the William Gemmell on a Saturday matchday.
Supporters Committee Meeting
Following the postponement of the Supporters Committee meeting on Wednesday 7th February Hull City advised the supporters representatives on Wednesday 21st the next meeting will be on Monday 26th February.
HCST Chairman elected to Supporters Direct national Council
Congratulations to HCST Chairman Geoff Bielby on his election to the Supporters Direct England and Wales Football Council.
We are sure he will work well in this national role for the benefit of City fans and fans nationally.
Details of the election can be found here.
Survey for Student’s Dissertation
We have contacted by a student at Nortumbria University who is doing a dissertation on the perception of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) football managers in English football.
He is asking for fans to fill in an on-line survey to help him. You can find the survey here.
Development Review
The under 23 played out what appears to have been a fairly dull 0-0 draw at Sheffield Wednesday on Monday afternoon.  More importantly in the short term for the club was that Abel Hernández came through a 55 minute run out unscathed as part of his injury recovery process

They next take on Sunderland at Eppleton Colliery this Friday evening and then on Monday evening entertain Barnsley at North Ferriby.  Both of these matches are 19:00 kick offs.
Last Saturday the under 18 side travelled to Huddersfield and came away with an impressive 1-6 victory.  Ahmed Salam scored a hat-trick and Keane Lewis-Potter, Jacob Greaves and Mason Wilson-Rhiney all chipped in with a goal apiece.  Their next game is next Wednesday when they travel to Nottingham Forest’s football academy for a 12:00 kick off.
Hull City Ladies
After a comfortable 2-0 over Bolton last Sunday, the Ladies are in league action again on Sunday, at home against Newcastle.
Kick off is 2pm at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane.
Don’t forget that adult HCST members get a 20% discount on admission prices so give the Tigresses your support if you can.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
Membership
Sign up or renew your membership of the Hull City Supporters’ Trust
here
Amber Nectar are 20 years old!
Congratulations to our friends at Amber Nectar who are celibrating 20 years of brining us wisdom (& humor) about our beloved Hull City.
We at HCST salute them, and hope for 20 years more!
Read their selection of the 20 (alleged) best things they have done here.
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-focus look at two HCST partners – Dinostar – The Dinosaur Experience & The William Gemmell.
Our first partner of the week is Dinostar – The Dinosaur Experience.
28-29 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TH,  Tel: 01482 320424 Email
ONE CHILD ADMITTED FREE IF AN ACCOMPANYING ADULT SHOWS A MEMBERSHIP CARD
Dinostar is Hull’s interactive, hands on dinosaur museum.  Highlights include Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex skulls, Triceratops bones you can touch and our Dinosaur Sound Box.  Open every Sunday and school holidays, see web site for details.
Our second partner of the week is The William Gemmell.
507 Anlaby Road, Hull.  Tel: 07944 236501
The William Gemmell club on Anlaby Road is a welcome addition to our partnership scheme. As part of this arrangement, all HCST members will become affiliate members of the Gemmell, and the Trust will have a presence there on all Hull City home match days with membership applications and renewals as well as Trust merchandise available for purchase.
Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. Buy yours from the store  
here.
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 us here.
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