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Hull United A.F.C. – Wikipedia

Association football club in England

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Hull United Association Football Club is a football club in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. They were members of Division One of the Northern Counties East League after they were granted promotion from the Humber Premier League in the 2014–15 season, only to be demoted after just a single season.[1] They are currently members of the Humber Premier League Premier Division.
They play at the Steve Prescott Centre having formerly played at Dene Park and KC Lightstream Stadium.[2]


Early years và successes[edit]

The club was formed in 1993 as St Andrews Police Club, and were founder members of Division One of the Humber Premier League.[3][4] In 2007–08 the club won Division One, earning promotion to the Premier Division. In 2009 they changed their name to St Andrews,[5] and then to Hull United in 2014,[6] when the club was rebranded after Jamie Waltham and ex-pro Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro joined up with John Duffill and Kenny Sayers, adopting a new nickname (“the Citizens”) and changing their kit colours to black and white, echoing Hull City’s original kit, although this is widely seen as a common misconception.[7]

Originally based at East Mount Recreation Centre, following their re-branding as casinoae888
United the club moved bự Dene Park, located in the village of Dunswell on the northern outskirts of Hull. The ground was originally the home page of fellow Northern Counties East League side Hall Road Rangers F.C., who continued lớn chia sẻ the ground with United before relocating phệ Haworth Park ahead of the năm ngoái – 16 season. On 15 August năm ngoái the club renamed the ground the ” Breathe for Cameron Stadium ” after local child, Cameron Good, who had died due mập asthmatic complications during a football match he was involved in. In January 2015 the club appointed Curtis Woodhouse as manager, replacing chairman / first nhóm manager Jamie Waltham, with fellow ex – Hull City teammate Ian Ashbee also joining as his assistant. [ tám ] One of the club’s biggest matches came in March năm ngoái when they played Hull City Under-21s in the East Riding Senior Cup, beating them ba – 2. [ 9 ] Following this chiến hạ, they progressed mập the final where they met Bridlington Town at the KC Stadium with Bridlington eventually winning bốn – 2. After the club finished as Humber Premier Division runners-up at the over of the năm trước – 15 season, they were admitted mập Division One of the Northern Counties East League. [ 10 ] It was announced in June năm ngoái that assistant manager Ian Ashbee was taking end as club chairman, combining the two roles. [ 11 ]
Hull United opened their mới ra chiến dịch with a một – 0 chiến hạ end Yorkshire Amateur A.F.C. on tám August năm ngoái. The next game resulted in a một – 0 defeat at Teversal F.C. in the League Cup. However, they returned mập league action with a 3 – 0 thắng kết thúc Dronfield Town F.C. a few days later, their first home page game of the season, which attracted a crowd of 617. They kept up their good league khung for the rest of the month, recording wins against Penistone, Westella VIP & a 7 – 0 thrashing of Grimsby Borough, as well as a draw at Hemsworth. This good run of size continued into September as they beat A.F.C. Emley và lead Glasshoughton Welfare before the game was abandoned early in the second half due bự floodlight failure. A few days later they travelled béo Selby Town & won tam – 1, which meant after 8 games United sat ba points clear at the top of the league & remained unbeaten .On 30 September 2015 it was revealed founder of the club & former chairman, Jamie Waltham would no longer be working with the club. [ 12 ] Following this, their game against A.F.C. Mansfield was postponed due mập being locked out of Dene Park by Jamie Waltham after he & the club were unable mập agree on a lease Khủng play there. This prompted the club bự find another trang chủ. On 21 October the mới nhất ground was revealed bự be the KC Lightstream Stadium, home page of Hull Kingston Rovers. [ 13 ] United started life at their mới ra trang chính with a 2 – một victory end Bottesford Town F.C. in the re-arranged fixture from earlier in the season. The game attracted a crowd of 431 .một December saw the first competitive local derby against thành phố rivals Hall Road Rangers, nicknamed the ‘ Hull Clasico ‘. The match ended một – 0 phệ United after a winning goal scored in the last seconds of the game. On 21 December it was announced that Gary Bradshaw had signed for the club from nearby Scarborough Athletic. His debut came in the second Hull derby against Hall Road on Boxing Day at Haworth Park, however the game ended in defeat for United after another winner in the dying seconds of the game, this phút giây for Hall Road as it ended 2 – 1. They started năm nay with a 2 – một chiến thắng against Winterton at the KC Lightstream Stadium, with Gary Bradshaw also getting his first goal for the club. This was béo be their last game here as on 13 January the club announced it would no longer be playing at the stadium due lớn being unable béo afford the match day running costs .On 15 January former North Ferriby captain & Scarborough Athletic Player / Manager Paul Foot signed for the club, joining up with fellow ex Ferriby legend Gary Bradshaw once more. It was revealed on 22 January that the club had made a request Khủng groundshare with Brigg Town, however this was rejected by the league, meaning United would have mập play their remaining games away until the kết thúc of the season or until a suitable ground could be found. Following this they were deducted ba points after fielding a suspended player against Hallam F.C. earlier in the season, a game they won 2 – 0. They played their first game in a month on 2 February, after four games in January were postponed, beating Grimsby Borough 2 – một away, with Paul Foot scoring on his debut .The following game took place almost two weeks later on 13 February and saw them face North Ferriby in the East Riding Senior Cup for the first ever thời gian. The game was played at South Hunsley School in Melton, just outside of Hull, và ended 2 – một bự Ferriby, who fielded a reserve side, knocking United out of the cup. On 31 March manager Curtis Woodhouse left the club but was persuaded bự re-join until the over of the season just a couple of days later, with Paul Foot taking charge of the game he missed. [ 14 ] It was also confirmed on the club trang web that they had acquired a 10 – year lease of the old Endeavour School sports centre, as part of their recently formed partnership with Hull College, starting from the năm nay – 17 season .As United were cơn bão hard by an 18 – point deduction for three instances of player irregularities & an inability Khủng obtain a ground / ground-share agreement for next season by 31 March deadline, [ 15 ] on 21 April the Northern Counties East League decided bự relegate them bự a lower league designated by the FA as they have not ” received a grading certificate by 31 st March & not having an alternative proposal approved at the relevant Board Meeting ” [ một ] & as a consequence for this failure. Eight days later Craig Tock was introduced as the club’s hot nhất chief executive officer, [ 16 ] replacing John Duffill .After a statement was released from the club, it was revealed they will be participating in the Humber Premier League Division one from the năm nay – 17 season, with Ian Ashbee leaving his role as chairman và Curtis Woodhouse resigning as first nhóm manager. [ 17 ] On 5 July năm nay Hull United appointed Ashley Moon as the mới ra chairman và John Duffill as the Vice Chairman. [ 18 ]

Humber Premier League[edit]

After leaving the NCEL they were placed in Division One of the Humber Premier League, two leagues below. năm nay – 17 proved bự be a difficult season for United after starting again with virtually no players. John Duffill took on the role of first nhóm head coach và managed béo put a side together phệ start the season. They eventually finished second-from-bottom, one point above Hessle Sporting .The 2017 – 18 season saw an upturn in the Citizens ‘ fortunes, after acquiring a number of players và staff from Hanson Jewellers who played the previous season in the league above, as well as several players returning from previous successful seasons for United. Positive results which started off the season continued throughout the chiến dịch, keeping them in promotion contention, & also saw a good cup run in which they reached the semi-final of the Humber Premier League Cup against Pocklington, which they lost 2 – 0. They achieved promotion after finishing 2 nd place .2018 – 19 saw the đội competing in the Humber Premier League Premier Division once again, but it was a difficult start for them as they won only one of their opening 7 games, drawing one & losing 5. However, after a couple of experienced additions bự the squad they managed lớn turn things around. They finished the season in a very respectable 5 th position, however their main success came in the Humber Premier League cup, winning the final on penalties after holding Chalk Lane béo a draw in normal phút giây, with Chalk Lane hoping lớn chiến hạ the league & cup double for a second season in a row. This was United’s second cup thắng since their rebrand in năm trước, after winning it in their first season in năm trước – 15. They also reached the quarter final of the East Riding Senior Cup once again playing Chalk Lane but lost 2 – 1 .The following season 2019 – trăng tròn brought a rather mixed chiến dịch in terms on league khung, with lack of consistency being a big problem. Once again there were impressive cup runs though, in both the East Riding Senior Cup, with wins against East Hull và Hemingborough setting up a semi-final tie against North Ferriby F.C., & the Whitehead’s Cup where they were unable bự retain the trophy after a semi-final defeat against Pocklington. The season was declared null & void in March 2020, along with all other non-league football from step 7 xuống dốc due béo the COVID-19 pandemic .The 2020 – 21 chiến dịch saw changes lớn the ownership of the club, after successfully registering as a Community Benefit Society, memberships can be obtained on the club trang web with an option of 2020 Club Membership, costing an annual fee of £ 20.20, or club owner with an annual fee of just £ 1, the minimum amount a club can charge for a membership with one of the club’s objectives being affordable football for all. [ 19 ] This was considered the best option phệ push forward the three main objectives while ensuring no one person can control the club, the club would benefit the community & all members would have limited liability. By December 2020, the club reached 100 owners with 30 being 2020 Members, 72 Club Owner Members và four Junior Members. On the pitch however the mới ra season was still being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with various restrictions và two separate lockdowns preventing a continuous run of games. After bốn months of no action the league resumed in April và Hull United returned with a 7-1 thrashing of Walkington, followed by a narrow 1-0 defeat by South Cave, however they won their next 5 games before finishing the season with a 3-3 draw away mập Pocklington, with a final position of bốn th place after playing just 15 games .After a positive finish lớn the previous season, the 2021 – 22 chiến dịch went from bad bự worse. With several of the main starting 11 moving on, United struggled lớn put out a strong đội week after week, và with no permanent một st choice keeper for much of the season, conceded a lot of goals. The first point of the season came after a 4-4 draw with Cherry Burton in December, with the first league thắng not coming until February when they beat Hessle Rangers 8-3. United finished bottom of the table with only 2 wins và 2 draws, however avoided relegation due béo other teams folding & a major shortage of teams in the league .The start of the 22-23 season had a more positive feel bự it, with a changed club crest và investment in mới ra playing shirts, training wear & equipment in a hope mập attract hot nhất players, the club managed mập bring in several mới ra players as well as holding on Khủng some of the more established players from the previous years. The club made appointments mập the back room staff too with the vastly experienced Richard Smales appointed mập the board after a vote was put out lớn all club owners. Manager John Duffill opted béo appoint a mới ra một st nhóm captain, long serving player Tresor Kalilwa, in a bid phệ refresh the culture, mentality & morale following the disappointment of last season .


Hull United started at Dene Park, Dunswell, which was owned by co-founder Jamie Waltham, this was also home page béo Hall Road Rangers for many years before moving phệ their Haworth Park trang chính. The club consistently brought in big attendances during their phút giây here, usually being at least three figures. After some disagreements và the departure of Waltham, United were then unable lớn play their games at Dene Park và had mập look elsewhere. United had a one-off trang chủ game at Roy West Centre, HQ of the East Riding FA where they beat Easington United 9-1 in a cup game .Hull United announced a mới nhất trang chủ on 21 October năm ngoái, Craven Park trang chính of Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers in a huge move for the club. The first game was against Bottesford Town & attracted a crowd of 431 và the big derby against đô thị rivals Hall Road Rangers drawing in a somewhat disappointing 242. Attendances were not as high as first hoped, with just 67 turning out for a league match against Teversal F.C. và following the game against Winterton the club announced it would be leaving the stadium after just 2 months và 6 games played with the high match day running costs being a big factor in this decision. A suitable ground could not be found within the đô thị after this, và after a proposed groundshare with Brigg Town until the kết thúc of the season was turned xuống dốc by the league, the club were then forced bự play the rest of their trang chủ games at the grounds of their opposition, before being relegated out of the league after being unable lớn confirm a ground with the requited criteria before the deadline .Since năm nay the club has played its games at Steve Prescott Centre, the former sports facility of the closed xuống dốc Endeavour High School. The centre had been taken end by Hull College & had undergone refurbishment including a huge development of the floodlit 3G pitch, which is where the nhóm plays its games after ba seasons playing on the grass pitch .The club revealed on 30 January 2023 that after long negotiations, with the final decision being made after a vote sent out Khủng club owners, they would be moving phệ Haworth Park as of the 2023 / 24 season on a long term lease .


Current squad[edit]

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Notable players[edit]

Former professionals phệ have played for the club include : [ trăng tròn ]

Non-playing staff[edit]

Chairman: John Duffill
Vice Chairman: Gary Northage
Chief Executive Officer: Lewis Poucher
Finance Director: Richard Smales
Administration Director: Steve White
Youth Administration Director: Kenny Sayers
Media & Marketing Director: Mel Marsden
Business Development Director: Mike Smith
Youth Finance Director: Tony McCrainor
Director of Football: Paul Goldie

Manager: John Duffill
Assistant Manager: Steve White
Coach: David Brooke
Coach: Paul Goldie
Youth Football Officer (U’13’s – U’18’s: Kenny Sayers)

Women’s Team Manager: Lewis Poucher
Women’s Team Assistant Manager: Paul Poucher

Women’s Development Team Manager: Mel Marsden
Women’s Development Team Coach: Chloe Robinson

Men’s Team Captain: Tresor Kalilwa
Woman’s Team Captain: Lauren Holmes

Women’s nhóm[edit]

On tám June 2020, Hull United’s mạng xã hội truyền thông accounts announced that the đội would be setting up a women’s nhóm at màn chơi 6 in the pyramid, meaning that they would be able lớn compete in the Women’s FA Cup .With their first season being disrupted và cut short due béo the Covid-19 Pandemic, their second season proved lớn be a successful one having been crowned champions of the North East Regional Women’s Football League Division One South with two games left lớn spare. They also reached the third ải qualifying in the Women’s FA Cup for the first thời gian, eventually losing by penalties Khủng Wakefield. They finished the season unbeaten in the league before winning the Women’s East Riding Cup in the first ever women’s final béo be held at the MKM Stadium infront of a crowd of kết thúc 800 .




  • North East Regional Women’s Football League Division One South
    • Winners (1): 2021–22



  • Humber Premier League Cup
    • Winners (2): 2014–15, 2018–19
  • East Riding Senior Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 2014–15


  • Women’s East Riding Cup
    • Winners (2): 2021–22, 2022–23


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