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Future of popular group secured....

At their April meeting, the Senior Tigers current Chairman Gordon Towse was able to announce to members that a new committee has been formed to take over the running of the group at the end of the current season.

The new committee, under the Chairmanship of David Jackson, was introduced to members and means that the Senior Tigers will move forward into the 2015/16 season.

The meeting also saw the Senior Tigers make two donations to charity from funds raised during the current campaign. The group donated £500 to Teenage Cancer Trust and a further £500 to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

The Senior Tigers host their April meeting this coming Thursday when their special guest will be Ian Ashbee.

Ashbee captained the Tigers from the third division to the Premier League during a memorable nine-and-a-half years at the club in which he also overcame career-threatening injuries on his way from the bottom to the top.

The former midfielder will be talking about many of his most memorable days as well as life after the Tigers at the April meeting, which takes place in the Dugout bar at the KC Stadium starting at 1.45pm.

The Senior Tigers hold their March meeting this week and welcome former Tiger Mark Greaves as their special guest.

The defender also played for Boston United, Burton Albion and York City during his professional career and he’ll be reminiscing about his football days in a chat with the Senior Tigers.

The meeting takes place on Thursday in the Dugout bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm.

Roles need to be filled if group is to carry on beyond the end of this season....

The Senior Tigers have issued an S.O.S to find new committee members to help take the popular group beyond the end of the 2014/15 season.

First set-up in the year 2000, the Senior Tigers was formed with the promise of 'creating an organisation for our senior supporters which will make them feel an integral part of the football club within the community' and now has an active membership of fans aged 60 and above which is 160-strong.

In the 15 years since the Senior Tigers was launched, the group has met on a monthly basis during the football season and has welcomed a variety of guest speakers with present and past connections to the football club. The Senior Tigers has also made a significant contribution to the football club, with financial donations and support given to many sectors including our Academy.

As the years have passed, the long-serving Senior Tigers committee members have grown older and at the start of this season gave notice of their intention to step down in May. A new committee now needs to be formed to take the Senior Tigers forward into 2015/16 and beyond, but despite pleas nobody has yet come forward to volunteer for the roles of Chairman and Secretary.

The Senior Tigers are now appealing for anyone who may be interested in taking on the roles to get in touch as, if the roles are not filled, the group will cease to exist at the end of this season which would be a tremendous shame after 15 years of continual growth.

If you are interested and would like to know more about the roles, please contact the current Senior Tigers Chairman, Gordon Towse, on 01482 647387.

The Senior Tigers will hold their first meeting of 2015 this Thursday.

Special guest for the January get-together will be former Tiger Neil Mann.

Mann made more than 200 appearances for the Tigers before becoming a coach with the Club’s Academy. He left the club last season to begin a new life in Australia and after spending the festive season back in Yorkshire, Mann will be paying a visit to the Senior Tigers to talk about times past and present.

The meeting will take place in The Dugout at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm.

Former Hull City striker Keith Edwards will be the special guest when the Senior Tigers hold their November meeting this Thursday.

Edwards was a popular figure during two spells at Boothferry Park from 1978-1981 and 1988-1989, scoring 97 goals in 220 appearances.

His career also took in Sheffield United (twice), Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Aberdeen amongst others, and the Middlesbrough-born forward recently released his autobiography ‘EDWARDS One-Nil!’

He’ll be recounting some of the tales from his career with popular Hull City writer David Bond on his visit to the Senior Tigers, with the meeting taking place in The Dugout Bar at the KC Stadium this Thursday, starting at 1.45pm.

The Hull City Senior Tigers group has donated £145 to the Club’s official charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust.

Members of the group presented a cheque to Curtis Davies, who is an ambassador for the Trust during the 2014/15 season, following their recent monthly meeting at the KC Stadium.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people aged 13 to 24 who are diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people aged 13 to 24 who are diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.

Click here to learn more about the Tigers’ partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust.

For more information about the work of Teenage Cancer Trust click here.

The October meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place at the KC Stadium this Thursday.

This month’s guest speaker has yet to be confirmed, although officials have said that it will be a current member of the first team squad.

The meeting will take place in The Dugout, starting at 1.45pm.

The Senior Tigers get a new season of meetings underway this Thursday afternoon when they welcome defender Liam Rosenior as their special guest speaker.

Rosenior will be looking ahead to an exciting 2014/15, as well as reflecting on a memorable last 12 months and any other topical issues.

The meeting gets underway at 1.45pm in the Dugout Bar at the KC Stadium.

The Senior Tigers will gather for their monthly meeting at the KC Stadium on Thursday.

Their guest speaker for the afternoon will be Hull City midfielder David Meyler, who will have plenty of tales to tell from inside the Tigers’ changing room.

The meeting will be held in The Dugout, starting at 1.45pm

James Chester took time out on Thursday afternoon to pay the Senior Tigers a visit.

He spoke of his career to-date, starting with his time at Manchester United (working under ex-Tiger Warren Joyce), before discussing his various loan spells up until the moment Nigel Pearson brought him to the KC Stadium on a permanent deal back in 2011. James then took questions from the floor on his time with the Tigers so far. 

Gordon Towse of the Senior Tigers said, "For James to drive back over from Manchester on a rare day off to see us is fantastic, and we're all made up that he came down. He gave a great account of his career so far, and provided us with a few laughs along the way."

James said, "I really enjoyed having a chat with everybody today. I was amazed at the turnout; there were plenty of people there. They've told me I need to get on to the other lads to visit them now, and I'm sure they'd love to."

On behalf of James and all at the club, we would like to thank everybody who came down. The Senior Tigers meet on the first Thursday of every month throughout the football season.

The Senior Tigers will hold their monthly gathering this Thursday afternoon.

Special guest for the March meeting will be Hull City defender James Chester, who will entertain members with tales from his career so far and stories from inside the City changing room.

The meeting will be held in The Dugout Bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm

The February meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place this Thursday at the KC Stadium.

This month's special guest will be Tom Wilson, who played for the Tigers in the late 1960s before going on to hold a number of roles within the club including coach and caretaker manager.

Tom will be chatting about his years with the club with David Bond leading the talk.

The meeting will be held in The Dugout bar, starting at 1.45pm.

The Senior Tigers will hold their first meeting of 2014 this coming Thursday when Hull City midfielder Robert Koren will be the guest speaker.

The Slovenian international will be answering questions about his career and will no doubt also reflect on Saturday’s incredible 6-0 victory against Fulham.

The meeting will take place in The Dugout bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm

The November meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place this coming Thursday.

First Team Coach Keith Bertschin (pictured) will be the special guest and he will be giving an insight into his role within Steve Bruce’s coaching team.

Thursday’s meeting will take place in The Dugout (formerly known as the Sports Bar) at the KC Stadium and gets underway at 1.45pm.

The October meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place at the KC Stadium this Thursday.

The special guest this month will be former player, coach and assistant manager Dennis Booth, who will no doubt have plenty of tails to tell from his time with the Tigers during the eventful 1980s, a decade in which the club won promotion twice and also nearly went out of business.

Thursday’s meeting will be held in The Dugout, starting at 1.45pm.

Former Hull City player and physio Mick Matthews will be the special guest when the Senior Tigers hold their first meeting of the new season this coming Thursday.

Matthews will be speaking about his playing days, which along with a spell with his hometown club, also took in time with Wolves, Scunthorpe and two seasons in Hong Kong. Matthews was also a physio with the Tigers and is sure to have plenty of interesting stories to entertain the audience.

The meeting will take place in The Dugout (formerly the Sports Bar) at the KC Stadium on Thursday, starting at 1.45pm.

The April meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place this Thursday, 4th April.

City's Assistant Manager Steve Agnew will be the guest speaker and he'll be able to lift the lid on what it's like to be working with Steve Bruce and the team at this crucial stage of the season.

The meeting will be held in the Sports Bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm. Final bookings and payment for the Senior Tigers end of season lunch will also be taken at this meeting.

The March meeting of the Senior Tigers will take place this coming Thursday, 7th March when Paul McShane will be the special guest.

McShane will be talking about his fine season so far as well as his career to date, which includes 29 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

The meeting will take place in the Sports Bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm. Bookings for the Senior Tigers' end-of-season lunch will also be taken at this meeting.

Rosenior to be the special guest at monthly meeting....

The February meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place this coming Thursday, 7th February.

The special guest this month will be right back Liam Rosenior who will be talking about his career in the game.

The meeting will be held in the Sports Bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm.

Clemence to be the special guest at monthly meeting....

The Senior Tigers kick-off their programme of meetings for 2013 this coming Thursday, 3rd January.

The Tigers' Reserve Team Manager Stephen Clemence will be the special guest speaker at the meeting as he gives an insight into his career in the game and into his current role in Steve Bruce's coaching staff.

The meeting will be held in the Sports Bar at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45p

The October meeting of the Senior Tigers takes place this coming Thursday, 4th October.

Former Hull City defender Gary Hobson will be the guest speaker, talking about his time with the club as well as his new career which keeps him well in touch with the game.

The meeting will take place in the 1904 Suite at the KC Stadium, starting at 1.45pm.

Senior Tigers Meeting September 2012

A new season of Senior Tigers meetings gets underway this Thursday when the group welcomes Jack Hobbs as its special guest.

Hobbs will be speaking about his current rehabilitation from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and will also be answering questions from members about the team's solid start to the new campaign.

The meeting will be held in the Sports Bar at the KC Stadium this Thursday (7th September), starting at 1.45pm.