Supporters Trust buys shares in Hull KR

The Rovers Supporters Trust have purchased 10,000 shares in Hull KR for a fee of £5,000.

Formed last April, the Trust have spent the past few months establishing themselves and now boast over 200 members.

Chairman of the Trust, Pete Walker, said: “During the off-season we totalled up our money raised through events and memberships and found that we had enough to make our first investment in the club of £5000 for 10,000 shares. This helps to give the Trust and its members not just a moral stakehold in the club, but a legal stakehold as well. It’s a huge step forward for everyone involved with the Trust and a major landmark in our brief history so far.”

The trust is a member of Supporters Direct, whose goal is to promote sustainable spectator sports clubs based on supporter involvement and community ownership.

Hull KR CEO Mike Smith said: “We welcome this initial investment via the Supporters Trust. Since their formation, the Trust have gone from strength to strength and this investment is proof of how far they’ve come in a relatively short space of time. 

“As a club we pride ourselves on being close to our supporters and working with them to continually take the great name of Hull Kingston Rovers forward. Therefore we look forward to continuing to work with the trust.”

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