Weekly News Update

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City continued their recent good form with a hard fought point down at the Den last Saturday. The performance was not to the same standard of the previous weeks victory in London however it is a positive City didn’t give up after going behind in the second half.

This weekend the Tigers welcome Brentford to the KCOM. The Bees have lost 7 of their last 9 in the league and represent a perfect opportunity for City to get back to winning ways on home turf.

Here’s your update from the trust this week…

Hull City Foodbank Donations Appeal
The Club, in conjunction with Hull Foodbanks and The Trussell Trust are supporting ‘The Together Project’ to help those facing hunger at this festive time. 

Amongst other events, the Club will be holding a ‘Food Drop’ in the Dugout Bar ahead of the next 2 home games against Brentford (Saturday 15th December) and Swansea City (Saturday 22nd December), with supporters invited to donate key items which will go towards helping those in need.

More details of the scheme can be found here on the club website, paying particular attention to which foodstuffs are suitable for donation.

So if you are able to help, the next time you are in the supermarket please add a couple of extra items to your shop for those in need at this time of year.

Attention Programme Collectors!
City programme collector @Tiger Programmes is looking for ONE final programme to complete his collection …

If you do have a copy of this programme to sell, (or know ove someone who might have one). please contact @Tiger Programmes on Twitter here, or alternatively contact us here and we will pass on your details.

The Hull Daily Mail have done an article on HCST member  Martin Batchelor’s (the man behind @Tiger Programmes) quest – you can read it here.

Incedentally we lost 2-1 in that Division 3 (North)  game, Stevens WJ was the scorer for City, in front of a crowd of 8809 at Field Mill. (Thanks to the excellent Tigerbasewebsite for the details)

Late Breaking News – Martin has made contact with someone who has the missing programme & will be meeting them prior to the Brentford game tomorrow!

“The views of the fans are neither wanted nor will be listened to…”
Port Vale Supporters Club Chairman gives his views on the recent EFL “Fans Forum” to discuss the Checktrade Trophy.

The Checktrade Trophy, (which City might be competing in next season if things go badly), pits the 48 League 1 & 2 sides against 16 under-21 sides from Premier League and EFL Championship clubs, and has been widely criticised by fans who have shown their lack of interest in it by voting with their feet…

More on the meeting can be found here. – The rhetorical question “When is a Fans Forum not a Fans Forum? – When its a PR exercise…” will ring true with City supporters at the moment.

If you want to watch the event (all 2 hrs 04 mins of it) you can follow this link. (skip to approx. 39 mins to see the start).

16 Years gone…
Today (14th December) marks the 16th Anniversary of Citys last game at Boothferry Park.

The game tipified the ups & downs seen by fans at ‘Fer Ark’ – City lost a Division 3 game 1-0  against Darlington in front of a crowd of (allegedly) 14,162.

You can read a report on the game here on the excellent TigerChat website.

HCST ‘Last Man Standing’ competition.
The Trust are planning to introduce a match prediction competition for members!

Please watch out for an announcement in the New Year regarding the launch date & details of how to take part.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice
Can all members please note that our next AGM will be held at the William Gemmell Social Club on Saturday 2nd March (n.b. Subject to change should the Birmingham City fixture be moved for TV coverage)

In accordance with our Rules, (full details on our website), we require an Election Management Group, (EMG), to oversee the election process for members nominated to stand as Board members. (n.b. Members of the EMG cannot stand for election to the Board in 2019)

The EMG members will be required to attend 2 meetings both of which should be no more than 1 hour in length and attended by the Trust Secretary as well as an independent observer, (i.e. a non-Trust member), who ensures the process is conducted correctly and transparently.

The first meeting will be in in January, (to finalise and confirm the election process), and the second meeting 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.com to register their interest.

Funds available for Local Youth Football teams.
Do You (or someone you know) run a Hull Boys Sunday Football team or an East Riding Girls Team?

The collapse of the  Wembley sale might result in no extra funds going to grass roots football, but  don’t worry – funding is available locally.

Several years ago, the then Tigers Co-Operative, now Hull City Supporters Trust, donated £6,000 to support local youth football teams.

For more details of the scheme follow the link here.

There are still funds available, of up to £100 per team. All you need to do is complete the application form available here.

Good Luck!

Development Review
The under 18 side went into the short winter break on the back of a defeat to Burnley last Saturday. 

Louis Beckett scored an equaliser in the first half, but Burnley scored 2 more to end up 1-3 winners at Bishop Burton.

On Monday the under 23 side bolstered by Long, Stewart and Keane took on Bolton Wanderers, who had Stephen Ireland in their midfield, at the Roy West Centre.  A sticky surface didn’t help passing football, but they were always in control and scored 2 very nicely worked goals which were finished off by Keane Lewis-Potter to secure a 2-0 victory.  Their final game before the winter break is on Monday at Sheffield Wednesday in a 13:00 kick off.

Tiger Talk
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.

Please follow the link  here .

Stocking Filler
If you’re still struggling to know what to get a Hull City loving family member or friend for Christmas, then we may have the answer with a 3 year HCST Membership pack.

Available for just £11 for non-members or existing members can be upgraded for £10

Don’t forget 1 year and Lifetime memberships are also available, as well as a Junior membership, (for fans aged 16 or under),  for just £2 – visit our website for details.

Memberships already sorted? Then why not get them somethig from our wide range of gifts available in our on-line shop 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
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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 – Frank Pullan Butchers & Wags and Whiskers .

Our first partner of the week is Frank Pullan Butchers

HCST Members enjoy 10% discount on any purchase over £10

Frank Pullan’s is a well established butchers in the heart of Cottingham. It opened its doors in 1895 and has been trading ever since, supplying the local community for over 123 years. It is a family run business overseen by five generations of the family.

Just show your HCST membership card in the shop to claim your discount.

Our second partner of the week is Wags and Whiskers.

For more information, contact Steph on 07852 367 860 or e-mail steph@wagsandwhiskershull.com

HCST Members can get 10% off all services

They provide training and behaviour services for dogs and other animals as well as dog walking. Services can be provided anywhere in Hull and the surrounding area.

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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