The Annual HIST General Meeting will take place on Sunday 9th April, 10.00am in the Phoenix Lounge.


Five positions on the present Board are due for election, as follows:


Operations Director 

Commercial Director

The Current post holders Neil Hampshire (Chair) and Ian Johnson (Operations Director) have indicated their willingness to stand for re election whilst Andy Hemmingway has stepped down from the role of Commercial Director

All three positions are to be elected for a term of two years beginning in April 2017.

CEO – a new post

Media & Marketing Director  – Vacant post

These positions are to be elected for a term of one year beginning in April 2017

Please note that all are unpaid positions which require particular, specialist skills. A significant amount of time will be expected to be devoted to the duties, with attendance at monthly meetings being the minimum requirement. The eligibility requirements for election are as detailed below.

Nominations must be made in writing to;

Phil Clapham

c/o Hunslet RLFC

South Leeds Stadium

Middleton Grove


LS11 5DJ

Closing date for nominations is 5.00pm 20th March 2017



HIST Board Elections 2017

Eligibility & Nominations / Rules / Timetable


This document sets out the election process for the Hunslet Independent Supporters Trust Board hereinafter referred to as “HIST”.



Eligibility & Nominations

The following criteria shall be applied:

• Anyone making a nomination has to be a member of the Trust.

• Anyone standing for election has to be a member of the Trust

• Candidates can self-nominate

Nominations must be via a signed letter to the HIST Finance Director (address above)

Members will not be allowed to stand if they are:

• Declared bankrupt

• Subject to a disqualification order made under the Disability Disqualification Act

• Convicted of an indictable offence

• Suffering from mental disorder

• Members will be removed from office if they fail to abide by the Trust rules




• Members will be elected to a post for a period of 2 years, after which they may apply for re-election.

• Elections to the HIST Board will be held annually although positions will only become vacant in alternate years.

There are 5 posts available for election on this occasion.

The Committee will also have the power to Co – opt up to 4 Associate Directors without the election process subject to requirement.

The Board shall at all times work to the benefit of HIST, Hunslet RLFC and the local community.

The Board will undertake to consult members from time to time on key issues where appropriate.

Members can call for a vote to remove a Board member by calling for a Special General Meeting to discuss an emergency motion outlining why the Board member is being asked to step down.



Timetable 2017

Stage 1

W/c 6th March – Announcement of Elections (email / Letter to members / announcement on web – site)

13th March – 20th March – Nomination period

If nominations do not exceed number of posts Board elected unopposed – announce results & publish on web – site

If nominations exceed number of posts move to Stage 2 in the process



Stage 2

W/c 20th March – Request formal Hustings statements (no more than 1 side of A4)

27th March –  3rd April issue Hustings to members with ballot paper

3rd April –  7th April – Voting period – voting is strictly one member one vote

8th April – Count Ballot papers

Announce results at AGM (To be held as soon as possible after the elections

1 year Terms to serve from 10th April 2017 – 31 March 2018

2 year Terms to serve from 10th April 2017 – 31 March 2019

The Board reserve the right to run further elections as required should any posts be vacated during that period.



Board Roles and Electoral Terms.

Chairman (2 Year Term)

•Manage all club, committee and AGM meetings.

•Ensure that club meetings are held in accordance with the club’s constitution.

•Chair meetings in an unbiased and effective manner.

•Be an effective leader, encouraging focused discussion.

•Maintain a strategic overview of the club’s direction, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

•Ensure that the management of the club remains positive and progressive and that the aims and objectives of the club are respected and observed.



Chief Executive (1 Year Term)

•Overarching responsibility for day to day Running of the Club.

•Lead liaison with LCC.

•Lead Liaison with RFL.

•Strategy Development.

•Business Planning.

•Management of full time / part time and Casual staff.



Marketing and Media Director (1 Year Term)

•Responsibility for Club exposure in the media – Press / Radio / TV

•Lead responsibility for advertising

•Maintenance and development of Club Web site

•Maintenance and development of social media feeds – Twitter / Facebook / Youtube / Hunslet TV



Commercial Director (2 Year term)

•Lead responsibility for securing sponsorship

•Matchday Sponsor host

•Negotiation and maintenance of sponsorship contracts

•Development of beneficial sponsorship opportunities with other key stakeholders



Operations Director (2 Year Term)

•Lead responsibility for all match day operations

•Lead liaison with RFL Commissioner on match day

•Management of match day volunteers

•Responsibility for match day host duties