FC Humber to ground-share at Selby

Rebranded FC Humber United are to ground-share with Selby Town for next season’s Toolstation NCEL Division One campaign.

Humber, known as East Hull until recently, had been hoping to return to Hull following an exile in Goole.

Unfortunately that has not been possible and the club have found a new temporary home thanks to Selby.

In a statement Humber 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 Dave Haddock and his team at Selby for the swift decision and confirmation to work with us for the up-coming 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.”

Interim Selby chairman Dave Haddock said: “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.”

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