East Hull have announced a planned name-change to FC Humber United for next season.
The club hope their third name-change will be the start of a positive future.
Hull are currently living in exile at Goole AFC’s Victoria Pleasure Grounds, but they hope to be back in their home city by the summer.
Chairman Richard Smales said in a statement on the club’s new website: “A warm welcome to all who are now engaging with our new club name and brand, FC Humber United is now launched ready for the 2021/22 football season.
“It is a tough time for everyone right now with the continued lockdown situation and the continued threat of Covid-19 impacting on our lives on a daily basis however it is during this period in time which has given myself and fellow club colleagues the opportunity to plan, develop and bring to life a fresh look for the football club in preparation for the 2021/22 season.
“Lockdown 3.0 is where FC Humber United has really come to life. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and want to thank all behind the scenes at the club for their input and assistance in creating a truly professional football club brand and appearance. We have set the standards high and will now continue to reach these high standards and move to the next level in the future.
“Football in Hull and the Humber region has many years of history, we are now part of this history and will work extremely hard to fully engage with all communities within the Humber area. We are not just a football club but much more as we are also going to be launching our own Community Foundation alongside an Academy in partnership with United Football Academy & Brighter Futures in the coming months.
“Having Mark Maspero as First Team Manager we have a highly experienced and qualified football coach to lead our on pitch progress. With Marc Brown on board as Director of Football we are in safe hands as his passion and enthusiasm to achieve success is evident to see and the perfect link between the football department and boardroom.
“As a club we have recently brought in Adam Shire to manage our Commercial & Marketing activities, Adam is another huge part of the football club moving forward and once again brings with him plenty of experience from both non league and professional football clubs.
“Finally, a quick update on our ground for next season, both myself and Marc Brown have spent many hours looking at plenty of possible site locations. We initially identified 10 locations, following closer inspection this was narrowed down to 3 strong possibilities and various discussions have taken place with each location. We are now well down the track in terms of negotiations with 1 site location and the finer details are being put in place for completion in the near future.
“We are all looking forward to football returning in near future and cannot wait for the start of 2021/22 football season.”