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:
Ian Waterson’s fan webzine.
A group of like-minded supporters (informally rather than formally organised) dedicated to visible and highly audible support of Hull City.
Hull City Live
Rick Skelton’s Hull City AFC blog on Twitter.
Hull City 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.
Providing Hull City fans with online discussion and match reports since 1992.
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.
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 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
Blues Trust – Birmingham City
Rovers Trust – Blackburn Rovers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Huddersfield Town Supporters Association
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
Spirit of Shankly – Liverpool
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
MUST 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
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
OxVox – the Oxford United Supporters’ Trust
Founded 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
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
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
Shrimpers Trust – Southend United
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
Wrexham Supporters Trust
Wycombe Wanderers Trust
York City Supporters’ Trust