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Bantams Cafe open for first two home games

One in a Million have confirmed that the Bantams Cafe will be open as usual before the first two home games vs. Fleetwood on Tuesday August 21st and vs. AFC Wimbledon on Saturday August 25th. The cafe will then be closed for refurbishment works for the new school development.

OIAM are doing all they can to provide a cafe facility within the refurbished building for fans on match days, potentially from early 2013. Watch this space. Meanwhile, the Trust will be talking to the club to see if a temporary cafe facility can be provided whilst the Bantams Cafe is closed.

Stand Up Sit Down – A Choice to Watch Football

For a hundred years most supporters watched football from terraces, a culture that was an integral part of the game. By the 1980s though, neglected stadia, hooliganism and a lack of concern for safety meant that football had to change, and after 96 Liverpool fans tragically died at Hillsborough, Lord Taylor’s report recommended that our grounds should be all-seated. Many people however believe that something of the soul has been taken away from watching football and that standing is the natural way to feel part of the game.

In Stand Up Sit Down Peter Caton considers the arguments for and against the choice to stand to watch football. He visits the 23 English grounds that still have terraces, seeking the views of clubs and supporters, travels to Yorkshire to watch rugby league and to Germany to stand on a convertible terrace. With extensively researched background, the author analyses the disasters and hooliganism that led to all-seating, and the many changes that have occurred in the game. He considers various solutions proposed to allow standing, and highlights obstacles facing those backing the choice to stand. His own experiences of watching football at all levels add insight and interest. The book ends by asking its own questions and with a whiff of conspiracy.

Illustrated with colour photographs, Stand Up Sit Down unearths some surprising facts and raises many controversial issues relevant to all who love football.

£9.99 325 Pages ISBN 9781780881775 Published by Matador (Troubador)

Copies for sale by Supporters Trusts etc can be supplied at £6.00 each for minimum of five.

Available post free from: www.swanbooks.co.uk

An evening with Dean Windass

The Hull CIty Official Supporters Club - Hornsea Branch - is holding a Charity Evening with guest speaker, Hull City and Bradford Legend, Dean > Windass, raising money for the Castle Hill Hospital Cancer Care Unit.

This will be held on Monday, 6th August 2012, 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start, at the Victoria Public House, Market Place, Hornsea. 'Deano' will give an insight into his footballing career, including the ups and downs along the way and life after football. There will be a Question and Answer session, together with a chance for photos and autographs. There will also be a raffle. Ticket prices are £4 in advance or £5 on the door.

As well as Hull City fans, we would like to invite Bradford City fans along to the evening. Hornsea is a very popular tourist destination where Bradford City shirts can often be seen, worn by holiday makers and residents of the local caravan and static sites.

For more information, follow us on Facebook (Hull City Official Supporters Club - Hornsea Branch).

Board News

Two new members have been co-opted onto the Trust Board. Ben Hoole has the responsibility for Twitter communications, and Richard Farrar has taken over the duties of Society Secretary from Mick Levycky. Mick retains his brief as Membership Secretary.

Jason Mckeown has also taken over as Webmaster from Alan Flood. The Trust Board would like to thank Alan for many years of dedicated service to the Trust, as Webmaster, Treasurer and in other capacities.

Ben, Richard and Jason are welcomed into their new roles, which will strengthen the Board as we begin the preparations for the new season.

WY Police Euro 2012 Domestic Violence Campaign

The Trust supports the campaign by WY Police and Probation Service to draw attention to the dangers of Domestic Violence in relation to the Euro 2012 Tournament. We do not think that City fans are especially at risk in this connection, but we are supporting the Police initiative as a matter of general public concern. The police have issued the following video http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/euro2012
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