Links to HCST Favourites

In this section we have links to Hull City fan groups and sites, national supporter organisations and other supporters’ trusts. Click on the logo to go to the relevant site.

Hull City fan groups

The majority of Hull City fan associations, fanzines, message boards and websites aligned to form the City Till We Die campaign group in September 2013. These are:

City Independent

city independent

Ian Waterson’s fan webzine.

City ‘Ulltras

city ulltras

A group of like-minded supporters (informally rather than formally organised) dedicated to visible and highly audible support of Hull City.

Hull City Live

hull city live

Rick Skelton’s Hull City AFC blog on Twitter.

Hull City Not 606

not 606

Online fans’ forum.

Hull City Southern Supporters


An independent organisation for Tigers supporters in the South of England and across the globe, chaired by Rich Gardham.

Tiger Chat

Providing Hull City fans with online discussion and match reports since 1992.

Tiger Link

tiger link

A social media based Hull City AFC supporters group ‘serving the Tiger Nation at home and abroad’, established in 2013. It also promotes tourism and the economy of Hull and the East Riding.



Matt Wales’s unparallelled statistical repository of Hull City’s history, ongoing since 1986.

National organisations

The Football Supporters’ Federation


The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) is the democratic organisation representing the rights of fans and arguing the views of football supporters in England and Wales – more than 500,000 individual fans and members of local supporters’ organisations from every club in the professional structure, and many from further down the pyramid. Membership – which is free – allows you to access FSF services and entitles you to take part in the FSF’s democratic processes including the AGM which takes place every summer, and to attend free of charge the annual supporters summit.  The FSF Annual Review 2015 can be downloaded here.

The FSF was very supportive of the No to Hull Tigers campaign and gave advice to CTWD during the process; it continued this support throughout the second application.  HCST is a full member of FSF.

Supporters Direct

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Supporters Direct helps fans to set up democratic cooperatives (supporters’ trusts) to gain influence in the running and ownership of their clubs. It does this by sharing the experience of supporters’ trusts and community owned clubs across the game, helping them to speak with one voice so that they can challenge and change the way that clubs and the game behaves.

HCST is a member of SD, who helped us merge CTWD and the Tigers Co-operative and guided us through the Asset of Community Value nomination of the KC.

Supporters’ Trusts elsewhere

In this section we will be providing information about, and links to, supporters’ trusts around the country.

Arsenal Supporters’ Trust

Established in 2003, the trust has over 1,000 members and three shares in the club.

Aston Villa Supporters Trust


The trust was formed in 2001 and was instrumental in the creation of a statue commemorating Villa director and Football League founder William McGregor.

Barnsley FC Supporters Trust

The trust focuses on improving the matchday experience for fans.

Blues Trust – Birmingham City

blues trustFormed in 2012, the trust’s principal aim is to provide a unified voice for supporters.

Rovers Trust – Blackburn Rovers

Formed in 2012 through a merger of Blackburn Rovers Supporters Investment Trust and Blackburn Rovers Supporters Trust, the goal is to own the club in whole or in part.

Blackpool Supporters’ Trust

Formed in June 2014 from the Seasiders Independent Supporters’ Association which had, just months earlier, successfully applied for Bloomfield Road to be an Asset of Community Value.

Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust

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One of the newest trusts, BWST was formed in January 2016.

Bradford City Supporters Trust

The trust was set up in 2002.

Bees United – Brentford FC

Formed in 2001, the trust acquired a 60% shareholding in the club in 2006 and has loaned it over £1.4M.  The trust has over 2,800 members.

Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust

bristol cityEstablished in 2005, the trust bought shares in the club and secured board representation in 2006.  In 2012 it merged with the supporters’ club.

The Clarets Trust – Burnley

The trust was established in 2004.

Forever Bury – the Bury FC Supporters Society


Forever Bury was formed when the club went into administration in 2002.  It now has 16% of the shareholding and a seat on the board.

Cambridge Fans United – Cambridge United

The trust has been in existence for over a decade and has a 10% shareholding in the club.

Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust

Formed in 2008, the trust has shares in the club.

Carlisle United Official Supporters Club

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Founded in 2001, the trust has a 25% shareholding in the club.  Originally The United Trust, it changed its trading name in 2015.

Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust

Launched in 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the club’s return to the Valley.  The trust has 1,100 members.

Chelsea Supporters Trust

Aims to provide a democratic, representative voice for supporters.

Robins Trust – Cheltenham Town

The trust holds £50,000 of shares in the club.

City Fans United – Chester

Chester FC arose from the ashes of Chester City.  The trust wholly owns the club and has over 3,000 members.

Sky Blue Trust – Coventry City

The trust was founded in 1993.

Crawley Town Supporters Alliance

Formed in 2011, the trust runs away travel and helps fund the Academy and children’s coaching.

Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust

Founded in 2000, when the club first went into administration, the trust has 2,000 members.

Rams Trust – Derby County

The trust aims to work alongside the club to re-establish the club in the top flight.  It instigated the East Midlands forum of supporters’ trusts.

Viking Supporters Co-operative – Doncaster Rovers

In order to influence the club, the trust has shifted its emphasis from buying shares to engaging in a fan engagement programme.

Everton Supporters Trust

evertonThis new trust was formed in 2015.

Exeter City Supporters’ Trust

The trust was formed in 2000 and in 2003 negotiated the purchase of the majority shareholding in the Exeter City.  It has invested more than £1.75m in the club and has over 3,300 members.

Fulham Supporters’ Trust


Began life as the Back to the Cottage campaign.

Mariners Trust – Grimsby Town


Relaunched in 2012.

Hartlepool United Supporters Trust

hustHUST was launched in November 2015.

Huddersfield Town Supporters Association

head.jpg  The HTSA joined with City fan groups in protesting West Yorkshire Police’s infamous “bubble” at our last away meeting.  The trust runs travel for members to away games.

Ipswich Town First

Aims to be a proactive body with real influence.

Leeds United Supporters’ Trust

The trust has over 9,000 members.

Foxes Trust – Leicester City

The Foxes Trust was formed in 2002.

Leyton Orient Fans’ Trust

LOFT was founded in 2001 and has 4,600 shares in the club.

The Lincoln City Supporters Trust

The trust came into existence in 2010 and owns a 25% share in the club.

Spirit of Shankly – Liverpool

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Formed in 2009, the trust aims to achieve supporter representation on the board.

Trust in Luton – Luton Town

The trust is a shareholder in the club and in 2014 merged with the supporters club.

Silkmen Supporters’ Trust – Macclesfield Town


Originally formed to help the club pay an FA fine and to repay a loan from the Football Foundation, the trust has over 400 members.

Manchester United Supporters Trust

man utdMUST began life in the 1998/99 season as Shareholders United Against Murdoch, a small group of supporter-shareholders who helped knock back MUFC’s takeover by Rupert Murdoch and BSkyB.  The trust has over 207,000 members.  We gratefully drew upon their successful Asset of Community Value application for Old Trafford, alongside that of the Oxford United Supporters’ Trust for the Kassam Stadium, in our ACV application for the KC Stadium.

Stags Fans United – Mansfield Town

Formed in 2008, the trust holds 10% of the club’s shareholding and has a seat on the board.

The Lions Trust – Millwall

The trust is a shareholder in the club.

Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust

Founded in 2008.

Newport County AFC Supporters’ Trust

cont_boxThe trust was founded in 2001.  In 2015 it gained a majority shareholding in the club.

NTFC Supporters Ltd – Northampton Town


The first ever supporters’ trust, formed in 1992.

Canaries Trust – Norwich City


The trust aims to increase its shareholding of over 1,200 shares.

Trust Oldham – Oldham Athletic

Trust_Oldham_logoFormed in 2003 to save the club, the trust has invested £200,000 in Oldham Athletic and has a seat on the board.

OxVox – the Oxford United Supporters’ Trust

oxvoxFounded in 2002, its membership has grown year-on-year and now stands at 600.  We gratefully drew upon their successful Asset of Community Value application for the Kassam Stadium, alongside that of the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust for Old Trafford, in our ACV application for the KC Stadium.

The Posh Supporters’ Trust – Peterborough United

indexFounded in 2003, the trust’s activities include hosting an on-line museum.

Argyle Fans’ Trust – Plymouth Argyle


Established in 2010, the trust’s activities include an annual collection for the Plymouth foodbank.

Pompey Supporters’ Trust – Portsmouth FC


Created in 2009 during Portsmouth’s omgoing crisis, it is now the principal shareholder in the club.

QPR1st – Queens Park Rangers


Formed in 2002, the trust has 900 e-members, of whom 50 are registered with full voting rights.

STAR – Supporters Trust at Reading

starFormed in 2002, the trust’s main aim is to represent the interests of Reading supporters.

Rochdale Supporters Trust

Established in 2004, the trust works closely with the board and raises money for local charities.

The Iron Trust – Scunthorpe United


Formed in 2012, the trust has a £4,500 shareholding in the club and over 300 members.

Wednesdayite – the Sheffield Wednesday Supporters Society


Formed as The Owls Trust in 2001, the trust gifted its shareholding in the club to the Mandarić family trust in 2010 and has switched its emphasis to being a supporters’ club.

ShrewsTRUST – Shrewsbury Town

shrews trustThe trust was formed in 2005.

Shrimpers Trust – Southend United

indexBecame a shareholder in the club in 2001, the trust has over 1,200 members.

Swansea City Supporters’ Trust

Launched in 2001, the trust currently holds 21% of shares in the club.

Swindon Town Supporters Trust

Formed in 2001 with the initial aim of raising £500,000.

AFC Telford United Supporters Ltd

Established in 2004, the trust owns 100% of the club created the day after the liquidation of Telford United AFC.

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust

Formed in 2001, the trust is active in campaigning and lobbying on behalf of Spurs fans.

Tranmere Rovers Trust

Formed in 2002, in 2014 the trust agreed to fund £10,000 towards the wages of one of the club’s young players.

Walsall Football Supporters’ Trust

Formed in 2001, the trust’s aim is to have fan representation on the board.

Watford Supporters Trust

The trust was set up in 2002.

The Dons Trust – AFC Wimbledon

The fate of the original Wimbledon is well-known.  But the Dons Trust (or the Wimbledon Football Club Supporters’ Society, to use its full name) owns the new incarnation of AFC Wimbledon.

Wrexham Supporters Trust

Formed from a previous supporters’ group, the trust came into being in 2004 and now has over 3,000 members.  The trust wholly owns the club.

Wycombe Wanderers Trust

The trust wholly owns the club.  It launched a community share scheme in 2015.

York City Supporters’ Trust

Established in 2002, the trust acquired the football club in 2003 and are currently 25% owners.

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