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East Hull enter ground share with Robins

28th March, 2021

East Hull, who will be known as FC Humber United from next season, have announced that they will be playing their home matches at Selby Town's Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium for the upcoming campaign.

Chairman Richard Smales said: "It is a relief to have this agreement confirmed for us to play our home games at Selby Town for the 2021/22 season.

"I would personally like to thank [interim chairman] Dave Haddock and his team at Selby for the swift decision and confirmation to work with us for the upcoming football season.

"We set out with the task to locate a suitable ground in the city of Hull and, following months of wasted conversations, negotiations and simply astonishing responses, it left us with no option but to look outside the city.

"The lack of football facilities in a city the size of Hull for Step 6 and above is quite appalling really, but I won’t comment too much on this as it will go on for far too long to write.

"This led us to learn of an exciting multi-million-pound sports development which will be taking place in the coming years and situated within the Humber region, a development we are very much wanting to be part of long-term and for the club to call 'home' which fits nicely within the Humber region.

"Understanding the situation, and with time frames tight, we made a proactive decision to call upon our friends at Selby and discuss the situation for which Dave Haddock was fully supportive and we are all extremely grateful of his support for the club to continue for the 2021/22 season.

"Thanks once again to Dave Haddock, Selby Town and the NCEL for being supportive of our club and plans over the last few months."

Selby Town’s interim chairman David Haddock added: "We are extremely pleased to be able to help and support FC Humber United in finding a home with us for the season ahead.

"Football isn't just about what happens on the pitch, it's much more than that, it's about family - especially at this level when we are all facing the same challenges on a daily basis.

"As a football family, we need to work together and support each other, because we are all ultimately working toward the same aim, and that is to provide quality, affordable football to our communities.

"It's an exciting time for Selby Town Football Club and we’re glad to be able to share our journey with FC Humber United and we wish them all the best for the season ahead."

Meanwhile, all of the latest information about East Hull's transition to FC Humber United can be found on the website, fchumberunited.co.uk.

(Story Source: East Hull)

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