News Update – 21st February 2020

February 21, 2020


After trying out different formats for the newsletter, we have decided to return to the previous e-mail format, but will be initially be coming out every two weeks rather than weekly.

Grant McCann’s team have had a rollercoaster of a season so far – going from within touching distance of a play-off place to being in 17th place all in the space of a few short weeks.

The last-minute sale of Jarrod Bowen & Kamil Grosicki in January, coupled with a huge number of injuries has not helped City’s situation, but hopefully the return of a number of players can help stop the rot against Preston this weekend. 

HCST Replica Shirts.
The Trust have teamed up with shirt producers Minster Sports (now World Retro) to produce a replica of the Hull City 1992/1993 Tiger print home shirt

Some of the proceeds from shirt sales are in aid of  HCST community partners Mind Health and Dementia Friendly East Riding.

The takeup of this shirt has been excellent and we have recently been able to donate £500 to each of the charities, plus another donation of £500 to Mind Hull and East Yorkshire who are another HCST Community Partner.

Further details of this can be found here on our website.

More replica shirts are on the way – please watch this space.

HCST Annual General Meeting
We are pleased to confirm that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 14th March in the concert room at the William Gemmill Social Club.

The meeting will start at 12.30pm and all members are welcome.  (Please remember your membership cards to assist the signing in process for meeting attendees)

The agenda and pre-reading will be sent out in advance of the meeting.

Charity Race Night
Hull’s only Charity Football Team, AFC Yorkies are holding a Charity Race Night on 29th Feb at Fair Maid in Cottingham. 

Money raised will go towards their final Donation to the Stroke Unit at HRI in memory of former Hull City legend Peter Skipper.

HCST are proud to be sponsoring one of the races.

More details can be found here on the AFC Yorkies Facebook page.

We urge as many prople to attend in support of this worthy cause.

Hull City Academy
The Under 23’s team beat Hall Road Rangers 5-2- in the East Riding Senior Cup last Tuesday (18th). 

An Ahmed Salam hat-trick, along with a brace from Harry Wood secured progress to the semi-finals.

Tonight (Friday) the U23’s take on WBA in the U23 Premier League Cup, at the Roy West Center kick off at 7.

Prior to tonights game there will be a minutes applause in memeoy of Kris Blakeston (see below).

More details on the Academy can be found here on their website.

Kris Blakeston RIP
The Trust were saddened to hear of the recent death of  Kris Blakeston. 

Kris had been a Coach at Hull City Academy for many years, focusing on the development of the younger players

The Trust Board would like to extend our condolences to Kris’s family, his colleagues and all the many players who have been coached by him over the years.

Hull City Ladies
Tigresses scheduled game on Wednesday night (19th) was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Game, vs Huddersfield Town Ladies was to be sponsored by the Trust – details of a re-arranged date have yet to be announced.

The ladies are next in action on Sunday 8th March vs Stoke City Ladies- k.o. 2 p.m. at the Dransfield Stadium, North Ferriby.

More details are available on the clubs website. 

Tigers Down Under

The latest podcast from our antipodean friends. Available on YouTube and Soundcloud.

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 – Fitness Digital Marketing & Photo Express.

Our first partner of the week is Finesse Digital Marketing.


Finesse Internet is one of the longest established Web site, Mobile and E-Commerce companies in the region, and along with its newer sister company Finesse Digital Marketing has an excellent, effective track record of providing a wide range of web related services to individuals, businesses and organisations of all sizes, both locally, throughout the UK and also abroad. Our depth of experience and resources mean we have a similarly impressive track record of delivering significant results for our clients. As a commercial partner of the Hull City Supporters Trust, we are offering members the opportunity to take advantage of these services at a discount rate.  The offer – if you commission either a Web site (or Mobile or E-Commerce site) or book a Digital Marketing project/campaign with us (encompassing any aspect from SEO to Social Media to E-mail Marketing) , we will offer a 10% discount to members. If you book both together, we will offer you a 20% discount off our normal rates. Please contact us directly for further information or to discuss your own specific project.

Our second Partner of the Week is Photo Express.

163 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull; Tel 01482 448594 Facebook


We have been providing photo processing services since 1989 and have the experience, equipment and expertise to give you the best quality results every time. Our friendly staff are always willing to offer information and assistance, and we invite you to visit our store and browse through the many products on display in a bright, warm and friendly atmosphere.

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.

Hull City Supporters Trust

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