FC Humber United begins the latest chapter in the club’s history having risen out of the ashes of former endeavours, East Yorkshire Carnegie and East Hull FC. FC Humber United aims to build upon strong foundations initiated from the off and progress as a football. The rebranded FC Humber United offers a fresh outlook that associates far more closely to the region in which the club will play its football, in the heart of the community of Hull and surrounding areas. 

With the new outlook under the guidance of the now Club Chairman, Richard Smales, FC Humber strives for a professional club structure on and off the pitch. Representing the whole of the Humber region in a community focused approach. Building on and creating new history from the new beginnings at FC Humber United, through our latest endeavours including the Community Foundation which offers a refreshing outlook on the clubs next chapter, as we look to take FC Humber to the next level and beyond.

  • Community focused football club
  • Representing the whole Humber region
  • New Club, New Start, New Vision
  • Professional club structure on and off the pitch
  • Creating new history

Having utilised the off season to full effect, setting strong community foundations that shall benefit FC Humber in fulfilling the club’s endeavours and aspirations, FC Humber United strive to continue and build upon our work to ultimately progress the club to its full potential through our continued hard work on and off the pitch. 

Channelling from early discussions with Club Manager Mark Maspero, the gaffer encapsulated aspects of the club ethos “…It’s refreshing to be involved with a forward thinking, honest club with the desire and passion to grow both the first team and the club brand. It’s inspiring to see the Chairman and Director of football putting in so much of their time and effort, proper blood, sweat and tears, to make this club the biggest in the region…”. The Gaffer added further thoughts on the importance of leading the club in the right direction “…Instil my game model and a club ethos. It also allows the players to buy into what we all want to achieve.”.

Club Record’s and Stats

In partnership with SporDat Ltd, FC Humber United have compiled a history of the club through records and stats from 2016 (when the club was named East Yorkshire Carnegie) through to present day as we now go by the club’s name of FC Humber United. For further details and information on the club’s history, we extend an opportunity to all in viewing these at www.spordat.com or in viewing FC Humber United’s history section of our official website: https://fchumberunited.co.uk/about-2/ 

In continuation of the club’s official history, we would like to offer a brief view of our history thus, our records show that the club was initially formed as AFC Rovers in 2008 and began competing locally from the 2008/09 season. The club would then be rebranded as East Yorkshire Carnegie in 2016 and again competed locally from the 2016/17 through to the 2018/19 footballing season. The club would see a third rebranding in 2019 playing its football as East Hull for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 season. The rebirthing of the club as FC Humber United came to fruition in 2021, thus beginning a new chapter playing its football from the 2021/22 season unto present day. 

Formation to 2016 – AFC Rovers

Our research shows that the football club was originally formed under the name of AFC Rovers. The club was first started and based in the East side of Kingston Upon Hull with the club first playing football in the East Riding Counties Football League. As a very successful amateur club and a steady rise through the East Riding Counties divisions the club was eventually promoted into the Humber Premier League in 2014. We know from 2008 until 2016 AFC Rovers had the following final league positions:

  • 2008/09 season – East Riding Counties Division 2 (2nd Place – Promoted)
  • 2009/10 season – East Riding Counties Division 1 (1st Place – Promoted)
  • 2010/11 season – East Riding Counties Premier (7th Place)
  • 2011/12 season – East Riding Counties Premier (5th Place)
  • 2012/13 season – East Riding Counties Premier (4th Place)
  • 2013/14 season – East Riding Counties Premier (1st Place – Promoted)
  • 2014/15 season – Humber Premier Division 1 (1st Place – Promoted)
  • 2015/16 season – Humber Premier League, Premier Division (14th Place)

Our club partners SporDat are continuing research prior to 2008 with the view to collating information and league positions prior to the introduction of the FA Full Time online system.

Club Honours

  • East Riding Division 2 – Runners Up 2008/09 season
  • East Riding Division 1 – Champions 2009/10 season
  • East Riding Premier League – Champions 2013/14 season
  • Humber Premier League Division 1 – Champions 2014/15 season
  • Humber Premier League, Premier Division – 5th Place (promotion to NCEL Division 1) 2016/17 season

In Conclusion, FC Humber United are delighted to build on our strong foundations initiated this year and move forward at the heart of the community, with fans and other clubs alike in building many new partnerships and advocating the betterment of football within the Humber region. On behalf of everyone involved at the club, we very much look forward to inviting you all to the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium this coming season, to welcome the return of all the fans and fellow club members as we look to envisage our club motto… 

New Club, New Start, New Vision

Tom Devereux | Media Executive | FC Humber United

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June 28, 2021