It has caused a lot of upset for fans of current EvoStik Premier Division side North Ferriby United as it has been revealed that they have applied to change their name apparently to East Hull FC.
Formed in 1934, the club reached the Premier Division of the NPL for the first time in the clubs history in 2005, after winning the Division 1 of the NPL. In 2013, North Ferriby won promotion to the Conference North.
In 2015, they beat Wrexham of the Conference Premier to win the 2014–15 FA Trophy. They were promoted to the National League in 2016, having won the National League North play-offs.
North Ferriby failed to make a push for League football and spent much of the 2016–17 season near the bottom of the National League and were eventually relegated having spent just a year in the 5th tier.
On 22 November, 2017 the ownership of the club was transferred from the Foster family to Jamie Waltham. The following day the incoming owner sacked Manager Steve Housham and assistant manager Darryn Stamp due to the previous relegation from the National League and the subsequent run of poor results that left The Villagers rock bottom of the National League North. Housham was replaced as Manager by former captain Chris Bolder.
On 21 March 2018 a second relegation in two seasons was confirmed after a 1-1 draw at home to visiting league leaders Salford City F.C., as Bolder failed to save The Villagers from dropping out of the National League North.
Breaking @northferribyutd news –
Two weeks is a long time in football-
This morning we've had sight of this email, a name change request for the club, has been lodged at The FA .. either way it means the Dene park move is quite possibly back on. pic.twitter.com/9lMdrphzRI
— Hull Kingston Radio (@HullKRFM) October 26, 2018
The proposals are subject to a consultation which was launched yesterday by the FA via stakeholders inc @nfusupporters and @SuppDirect. Looking forward to working with them both. Deadline to the consultation is 14th December
— Matthew Kempson (@mjmkempson) October 26, 2018
Here’s some reaction to the news:
I would love to know what all these real @northferribyutd legends think about it, surely they don’t want to see the club under a new name and playing in Dunswell, way too much history to just let it die surely they care. Best of luck guys I really hope you win this battle
— Dom Taylor (@DomPiero9) October 26, 2018
— Richard Hobson (@hobson2112) October 26, 2018
— Nth.Ferriby Fanzine (@VFTAE) October 26, 2018
Heard some concerning news about North Ferriby United, who were recently in the National League & won FA Trophy in 2015. Understand the club have applied to change name to ‘East Hull’ & relocate to Dunswell Park from the start of 2019/2020 season. Hope the FA blocks the move
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) October 26, 2018