Hull City Ladies send congratulations to the new owners of Hull City AFC after the formal announcement of the change of ownership of the EFL club yesterday, and wish to extend a warm welcome to Acun Illicali, his operations team and family to Hull.
Hull City Ladies view the changeover and ambitious visions of the Turkish owners as a positive step forward for football in the city and wish them the success they seek in coming years.
As an independently run, self-sufficient club, we recognise that success in the men’s game will only be beneficial for the growing women’s game, and applaud the Allam’s for transferring ownership of Hull City into safe hands for the future.
Like Hull City’s new owners, Hull City Ladies F.C. have a big vision and ambitions for the future as women’s football continues to grow in popularity, performance and recognition. With sponsorship, investment and media coverage in women’s football growing exponentially, Hull City Ladies believe the timing is right to grow the club and aim for being a Women’s Championship team in the next five years, and ultimately ascending to the Women’s Super League (WSL).
That may seem like a far-distant goal for a club that lacks the backing of a Premier League men’s club, as so many of our opponents have, but with the fantastic backing of our sponsors, partners, supporters, players, staff and volunteers, we continue to grow and believe in the possibility of that vision.
We are making a positive impact in the community by creating pathways and further opportunities for people in our region to develop confidence, knowledge and skills further by developing and creating programmes with businesses, communities, schools and supporters. Also, through our Girls Elite Academy, after-school clubs, half-term camps, birthday parties, futsal sessions and our Tigress Club Partner programme.
Hull City Ladies are helping the community lead a better and more healthier lifestyle and are improving people’s physical and mental well-being by working with key organisations and charities. We are working with HEY Mind and Inspire Ignite to further promote mental health to everyone connected at the club and wider audiences.
We are highlighting different awareness days to create more awareness around important issues, including campaigns and key events. We also create fun, engaging and creative competitions and activities for young people. We are providing opportunities and experiences for people to work within the club and with further investment we can continue to employ more people within the region.
We have big plans this year to further make a positive impact in the region by working further with partners, schools, grassroots teams, communities and supporters. We look forward to demonstrating how we can all collaboratively work together to enhance working in our local community and create further opportunities for women & girls in the region to develop, empower and achieve and Hull City AFC embracing the women’s game.
We pride ourselves on having a club that promotes equality and diversity, which everyone can be proud of.
Football is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, sex or disability, everyone is welcome at Hull City Ladies FC.