Weekly News Update

November 16, 2018

City continued their recent good form with an eventful 3-3 draw at St Andrews last weekend against Birmingham City.

The Tigers found themselves 2-0 down at half time, courtesy of some horror defending which was a bit late for Halloween. However, a spirited second half performance saw City lead 3-2 going into the final few minutes of the game thanks to two goals from the inform Fraizer Campbell and a spectacular free kick from Kamil Grosicki.

However, unfortunately City defensive blunders hadn’t finished for the day and another mistake saw Birmingham snatch a point late on. At 2-0 down it was a point gained however there will have been some what ifs we are sure amongst the City players on the coach back.

Here’s your update from the trust this week…

HCST Board Meeting.
The Trust Board held a Board Meeting on Monday 12th November at the William Gemmel.

The minutes of this meeting can be read here.

HCST Chairman at FSF/EFL Supporters Dialogue Meeting.
On Wednesday 14th Trust Chairman Geoff Bielby met Shaun Harvey (Chief Executive of the EFL) and his team in the second Supporter Engagement Meeting held this year.

Geoff was invited to attend representing Championship clubs together with fans from Brentford and Reading.

Geoff updated all at the meeting about the exclusion of HCST from Supporters Committee meetings and thanked The EFL for their efforts to seek a resolution.

Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions
Our Community Partners Dementia Friendly East Yorkshire are offering two opportunities to attend a FREE Dementia Awareness session as part of their commitment to making the East Riding of Yorkshire Dementia Friendly.

These will take place at the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE on Thursday 29th November & Thursday 6th December, both at 6pm-8pm.

For further details or to book your place, email them with your name and a contact telephone number here.

More details of the organisations work can be found on their website here.

Petition: Stop the North Ferriby United Move/Rename.
As you may know the owners of North Ferriby United are trying to rename the club and move it to Dunswell.

A petition to the FA to stop this has been started, and a time of publication has received over 8,000 signatures. The petition can be found here.

We urge our members to sign – it takes only 30 seconds to do so.

Supporters Direct have written an article on the issue entitled “North Ferriby United AFC – What’s in a name?” you can read the article here. – Hull City supporters should particularly know how important your club’s name is…

North Ferriby fans have also launched a survey to allow fans to give their view on the issue. The survey can be filled in here.

If you want any more information (or would like to offer your assistance) the campaign can be contacted here by email or on Twitter.

The issue was discussed on Hull Kingston Radio’s NFU Fans Forum Program – you can listen here.

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!

Black and Amber Friday Sale! 23rd November.
We will be having our own Black and Amber sale next Friday (23rd)..

Check out our website  here for one day only deals on all our products. Perfect for stocking fillers or just treating yourself.

Development Review
It has been a busy and rewarding week for the Development sides. 

Last Saturday the under 18 side took on Nottingham Forrest at Bishop Burton.  Thanks to goals from Jacob Greaves and Dan Hawkins they ended up 2-1 winners.

Monday evening saw the under 23 side in action against Oxford United in the Premier League Cup at the Roy West Centre.  First teamer Kevin Stewart had a much-needed run out in what ended a 2-1 victory thanks to a goal in each half by the in-form Keane Lewis-Potter.  They are in action at the Roy West centre again this Monday evening when they take on Crewe Alexandre in the Professional Development League.

On Thursday night a combined Development Side begin their defence of the East Riding Senior Cup against Humber Premier League side Hessle Rangers at Bishop Burton.  Hessle Rangers did well to limit them to a single first half goal from Jacob Greaves.  In the second half City took control early on with goals from Callum Smith, Tom Powell (2) and Dan Hawkins resulting in a comfortable 5-0 victory.

Hull City Ladies
The Tigresses clinched a hard fought 4-2 victory at home to Sheffield last weekend and moved up to a comfortable 7th place in the league table.

This Sunday, our Ladies are at home against a Middlesbrough team just 2 points behind City in the table with a game in hand.

As usual, kick off time is 2pm at the Hull University Sports Ground on Inglemire Lane.So if you’re at a loose end during the international break then get yourself along and support the girls.

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

Tiger Talk
The latest musings on all things City related from our Associate Writer Kathryn Batte.

Please follow the link  here .

Stocking Filler
If you’re still struggling to know what to get a Hull City loving family member or friend for Christmas, then we may have the answer with a 3 year HCST Membership pack.

Available for just £11 for non-members or existing members can be upgraded for £10

Don’t forget 1 year and Lifetime memberships are also available, as well as a Junior membership, (for fans aged 16 or under),  for just £2 – visit our website for details.

You could also choose something from the wide selection available in our on-line shop here.

Amber Nectar
More wisdom from our friends at Amber Nectar.

Please follow these links for the latest Podcast 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

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 – Aspecs Opticians & Wine On-Line.

Our first partner of the week is Aspecs Opticians

18 Savile Street, Hull, HU1 3EF, 01482 211115. Email here


Aspecs Opticians is your modern and independent optometric practice. Situated in the city centre of Hull we takes pride in providing you a totally fresh approach to your eye care. You have 4 qualified and registered Optometrists to choose from giving you the peace of mind when you choose Aspecs Opticians to manage your eyecare. Being totally independent we’re far placed from the “Production Line” world of optics. You’ll benefit from a friendly, caring and professional service – Personal attention that is combined with Value for Money.

Our second Partner of the Week is Wine Online


WineOn-Line, the new boys on the block.  Here at Wine Online we are specialists in buying and selling superb, different and interesting wines.  We believe that wine should be fun whether you’re buying or selling it but most importantly when you’re drinking it. Although there are plenty of places where you can buy decent wine we like to go the extra mile to find special wines that not only taste good and look good, but also have that extra quality to set them aside from the others. We love to share our knowledge with people when we recommend a wine and to allow you the customer to experience experimenting with wines. Our philosophy is very much that the hard work starts, rather than finishes, when the wine has been delivered.  We are continually looking forward to the next opportunity; tomorrow, next month, next year.  The thinking cap never comes off and the challenges never cease.

Merchandise Offer
For this week’s offer, City / HCAFC scarves are £4. Buy yours from the store here.

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.