Weekly News Update

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A disappointing defeat against Sheffield Utd has left City bottom of the Championship. It looked like the Tigers may have been heading for a point against their Yorkshire rivals and had just created their best opportunity of the game before giving away yet another cheap goal. This time it came from the penalty spot after a needless grapple in the box.
The result put Sheffield Utd top of the table, which doesn’t make a 1-0 defeat look too bad, however it is another game City have thrown away which is a very worrying trend.
No club football this weekend, which might be a good thing!
Here’s your update from the trust this week……
SportyCo’s bid – HCST’s position.
The Trust Board have issued a statement regarding SportyCo’s bid for the club. 
You can read our statement here.
Supporters Direct article on the SportyCo bid.
SD have wiritten a Q & A article on what the SportyCo bid means in relation to HCST.
You can read the article here.
FSF – National Non-League Day
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are again promoting National Non-League Day on Saturday 13th October.
With the international break meaning that no Premier League or Championship fixtures will be taking place over that weekend – Non-League Day (now in its 9th year) gives fans who normally follow the professional game a chance to sample their local non-league team.
More details of the scheme & how to find a match near you can be found here.
#worldmentalhealthday – MindHEY
Wednesday 10th October was #worldmental healthday. This week we are featuring the work of HCST Community Partner Hull & East Yorkshire Mind.
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is a local mental health charity, working so that everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
The impact of mental illness can be devastating. Not only for those directly affected but also their families, friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind helps people improve their mental health. They work with individuals to support them in a way that works for them- building confidence and social networks, helping people establish a safe place to live and call home, helping people to find hope and to recover.
They also work to prevent mental ill health through education and prevention work, and we campaign to challenge the stigma and discrimination that sometimes occurs with mental health problems.
Mind have linked with the English Football League to promote awareness about mental health, and HCST have partnered with the Hull and East Yorkshire branch to tie in with that.
More information about Hull and East Yorkshire Mind can be found on their website here. They are also active on Facebook & Twitter.
Hull City Ladies
City Ladies started well against Sunderland Ladies in their league encounter last Sunday but ultimately went down to a 4-2 defeat against their more experienced opponents.
This week, league action is put to one side as the Tigresses host Birmingham & West Midlands Ladies FC in the FA Women’s National League Cup.
Kick off on Sunday at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane is 2pm as usual, so if you need a football fix and can’t make a non-league game this weekend then go and show our Ladies some support.
For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.
Tiger Talk
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.
Please follow the link  here .
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 from our friends at HKR.
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 Partner of the Week 
In this week’s Partner of the Week section, we have an in-focus look at one of HCST partners – Rob McFadyen Advanced Driving Instructor.
Rob McFadyen Advanced Driving Instructor.
Tel 07773 877451 Email Facebook
FIRST FIVE LESSONS FOR £65, THEN 10% OFF STANDARD LESSON RATES
Rob is an Independent Driving Instructor based in Hull. He prides himself on offering well structured, tailored lessons to suit the needs of the pupil, in a patient, friendly & punctual manner.  As a lifelong City fan, Rob is proud to be a member & partner.
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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