Hopefully it was just a blip, but City need to get back on track this weekend against Stoke City to avoid the gap to the top six getting any wider if they really do have play off ambitions. Stoke have been disappointing on their return to the Championship and sit two points and two places behind City. The game will also see the return of ex-tiger Sam Clucas who we are sure will receive a warm welcome back.
Here’s your update from the trust this week…
HCST ‘Last Man Standing’ Competition.
Congratulations to those who made it through the second round!
There are now 20 tipsters left in the running (unfortunately your editor is not one of them, as he thought Shrewsbury vs Wolves was a dead cert for the away team…)
Those of you who are playing should have received an email, if not contact Ian via the address on the website.
If you didn’t sign up this time – don’t worry, we will be running another competition after this one finishes!.
EFL / MIND Badges
The EFL and MIND have launched a campaign entitled ‘On Your Side’ to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Part of this campaign includes the sale of ‘On Your Side’ badges in the colours of all the 72 EPL teams.
Hull City badges are still avaiable and can be bought from the MIND on-Line Shophere.
More details of the campaign can be found here.
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..
EFL Supporters Survey 2019
If you like filling in surveys then the EFL are keen to hear fans views…
The survey can be found here and takes about 20 minutes to fill in, but everyone completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a copy of FIFA 20 or pairs of tickets to various football games – so have a go.
Hull City Ladies
The Tigresses finally returned to league action last Sunday but went down to a 0-1 defeat to Fylde in a tight game of few chances.
The girls were convinced they had grabbed a point until a late goal was controversially disallowed by the referee. (Unfortunately VAR is not available in the Women’s leagues!).
This Sunday the Tigresses have a re-arranged home league fixture against Guiseley Vixens. (Usual 2pm kick off time at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane).Guiseley are 1 place and 2 points below City in the table but have 4 games in hand so it’s a chance for our girls to open up a bit of a gap on their mid-table rivals.Don’t forget that kids get in free and adult Trust members get a 20% discount on production of their membership card.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.
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.
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 – 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.
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.