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City made it six wins from six in the league with another mauling of a Yorkshire rival last weekend, Sheffield Wednesday the latest club to be swept aside by a rampant City outfit.

To score three goals is always good, the clean sheet was a big positive but perhaps the most impressive part of the victory was the 90 minute performance. City dominated from start to finish which is something seldom seen in such a competitive division.

This Saturday the Tigers head to Aston Villa in what will be a very tough test. Villa will be desperate to get back on track having been in indifferent form recently, seeing their play off push stall a little and with City full of confidence it points towards an entertaining game. Let’s hope it’s a magnificent seventh victory!

Here’s your update from the trust this week…

HCST ‘Last Man Standing’ Competition Launch.
The match prediction competition for members will start on 19th January!

So, if you fancy yourself as a football pundit then sign up now – there is no fee but a small prize will be awarded ( plus priceless bragging rights! )

Full details are available here on our website.

HCST / Tigers Co-op 20th Anniversary
This year marks 20 years since the the formation of Tigers Cooperative – the forerunner of HCST.

At 20 years old we are amongst the oldest Supporters Trusts in the country, and probably the oldest in the top two divisions…

We will be organising events throughout the year leading up to our actual 20th Anniversary in December 2019 – watch out for further announcements.

FSF Away Fans Survey 2018/19
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are running their annual survey of the experience of fans who attend away games. 

The survey can be found here and should take only a few minutes to fill in.

We encourage all travelling fans to complete the survey to allow the FSF to measure  the experience of the away fan. Remember you can fill it in for each away gameswhich you attend..

Development Review
Last Friday afternoon the under 23 side travelled down to Nottingham Forest and drew 1-1. 


Tom Powell scored in the first half, but Forest managed to peg back late in the second.  This afternoon they are in action again, this time against Barnsley.

The under 18 side took on Wigan Athletic in the FA Youth cup at the KCOM last Saturday following the first team match against Sheffield Wednesday.  We were pleased to see the number of fans stayed behind to watch a match of conflicting fortunes.

The Tigers were impressive in the first half and missed a few opportunities to score only for The Latics to score twice in the final ten minutes of the half.  The half-time chat seemed to rouse them, and Keane Lewis-Potter scored a lovely goal to get them back in the tie.  The Latics responded with three more goals before Rob Guilfoyle scored one back, only for them to score a 6th and see off the tie 2-6.

Hull City Ladies
The Tigresses suffered a successive weekend of cup knockout last Sunday as a disappointing display saw them go down 3-1 at Bolton in the Women’s League Cup after extra time, despite taking a 2nd half lead.

The Ladies have a blank weekend this week before returning to league action away at Fylde on January 27th.

For more articles on The Ladies check out the excellent Fanatic Hull website.

HCST Board Election – 2019
Further to the recent notification relating to our next Annual General Meeting on Saturday 2nd March, we are now able 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 but will need to be 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 points 13-22 of that Policy.

As you will be aware, 2018 proved to be a very busy and influential year for the Trust Board, which at times led to feedback generally positive, (and occasionally negative), but if you feel you have the desire and capabilities to enhance the Board and drive HCST to greater heights, then get involved.

We welcome applications from all Members fulfilling the criteria above and taking an active role in one of the many sub-groups we have in place working on our key areas of focus and development.

The Election Nomination form can be downloaded in either Word or PDF format,  and needs to be received by our Secretary by Saturday 16th February 2019  (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 or come and find us prior to any Hull City home game in the William Gemmell Social Club on Anlaby Road. (Details of all our meetings and activity can be found on our website. )

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!

Amber Nectar
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.

Please follow these links for the latest Podcast (their 200th featuring the legend that is Justin Whittle) 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 – Hull & East Yorkshire Mind & Rob McFadyen Advanced Driving Instructor.

Our first partner of the week is Hull and 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 theirwebsite They are also active on Facebook & Twitter.

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 storehere.

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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