Weekly News Update

April 12, 2019

This City team is certainly making a good go of keeping in the play off race. Two games and two wins, both from behind, keeps the Tigers in the hunt for an unlikely top six finish. It is totally unexpected and may end this weekend but it has been a joy to see the team galvanised under Nigel Adkins who deserves huge credit.

The Tigers travel to out of sorts Middlesbrough this Saturday with the home team only one point above City in the league. A win could narrow the gap further however any other outcome would most certainly mean the challenge is over. City are more than capable of beating a Boro team which has been very poor on their own ground this season, amassing just 27 points from 20 matches.

Here’s your update from the trust this week…

5th Anniversary of #NoToHullTigers
Wednesday this week (9th) marked the fifth anniversary of the Football Association rejecting the (first) attempt to change our name to Hull Tigers….

The attempt to change City’s name led to the formation of our predecessors City Till We Die who campaigned vigourously to prevent the change and produced a very professional sumission to the FA which we feel contributed greatly to the rejection decision.

You can read the CTWD submission document here.

Local Blogger up for National Award
HCST extends our contratulations to The Tigress editor Sam Shepherd who has been nominated for a national award.

Sam – known to many on Twitter as @FerribyShep –  has been nominated in the category of “Best Women’s Football Content Creator” by the Football Blogging Awards for his work on the Hull City Ladies fans website. The presentation ceremony takes place on May 9th at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester

To see why Sam has been nominated, have a look at his work on The Tigress website here.

Details of how to vote can be found here  here on the Football Blogging Awards website – remember you can vote online and via Twitter & Instagram. Voting closes at midnight on 21st April.

HCST ‘Kids for a Quid’
One of the proposals passed at the recent AGM was that junior members will now only pay £1 for Membership.

Previously junior (non-voting) members had paid an annual fee £2, now it will be a ‘one-off’ payment of £1 for junior membership until they reach their 16th birthday

 The aim of the proposal was to encourage more engagement with a supporter organisation connected to the club, to retain awareness and interest during a period when some families cannot afford to take children to home matches due to the club’s current pricing model that does not cater for concessionary age groups.

So, if you have children (or grandchildren) who aren’t junior members, or know of anyone who does, sign them up online here or alternatively download a paper application form here.

“The Decade” Book Launch
We can confirm that the launch of Richard Gardhams book will take place at Mr Chu’s, St Andrews Quay at 7:30 on Saturday 4th May.

The book, which concentrates on the unbelievable period of transformation at City from 2000 to 2010, contains contributions from ex-City staff and players, many of whom will be in attendance at the launch.

A Question and Answer session will be hosted by the venerable Brendan Smurthwaite.

Please contact Mr Chu’s directly to book your seats – but don’t hang about as this is likely to fill up fast.

HCST Last Man Standing Competition
We have a winner in the first round on the HCST Last Man Standing

It came down to a final head to head between Alan Hemingway and Adam

This week, Alan selected Bristol City, but was thwarted by an inury time
equaliser for Wigan.

But fittingly, Adam chose Hull City, to become the new defending champion.

The next competition is alread underway, based on the midweek matches.

Late goals may have saved a few but that late Reading goal also accounted for 16 of the 41 entries, including the last winner, Adam Coatham. How the mighty 
have fallen..

Remember, Championship teams only, and you can’t pick a team you have
already selected.

Easter Egg Appeal
Local Homeless charity Emmaus Hull & East Riding are appealing for your help.

They are looking to collect 350 Easter eggs and present them to the school children at Clifton Primary School before Easter. 

If they manage to exceed this amount, any remaining eggs will be donated to rough sleepers by their outreach team.

Details of how you can help can be found here.

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

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 available and can be bought from the MIND on-Line Shop here.

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..

Hull City Ladies
After a blank Sunday, the Tigresses once again match the men’s team this weekend with an away trip to Middlesbrough.

This will be the girls final away league game of the season and it could prove to be a tricky match with Boro sitting in 3rd place in the table.

There’s no pressure on City though as they look to consolidate their mid table position and look to end the season on a high.

More details are available on their 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.

Good Luck!

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 – Essence Holistics & introducing a NEW Partner The H Shop.

Our first partner of the week is Essence Holistics.

Situated at La Luna Wellbeing, 241 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull HU5 4DH.

Contact Corrine on 07809 214453 for an appointment (appointments necessary).


Essence Holistics offers a wide range of relaxing therapies at competitive prices. Visit our lovely therapy room and relax with Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology and Luxury Holistic Facials. At Essence Holistics we only use high quality products and never use pre-blended oils. Check out our Facebook page for monthly deals. We are registered with the Guild of Holistic Therapists. We look forward to seeing you.

Our second partner of the week is The H Shop.

Follow us on Facebook.

The ‘H’ Shop is located on the corner of Hawthorn Avenue and Anlaby Road and has a wide range of unique and customisable gifts, homemade candles, incense sticks, oil burners and much more.

Hull City Supporters Trust members are entitled to a 15% discount off retail prices on production of your membership card.

So when it comes to that special gift for a family member of friend, call in to see Dave and his staff to find something to suit all tastes.

Merchandise Offer
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.

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