A name change application has been lodged with the Football Association that could see North Ferriby United become known as East Hull next season.

Owner Carl Chadwick is also considering a relocation to Dunswell Park on the northern edge of Hull. Chadwick maintained at the weekend that no decisions would be made until the end of this season but that has not stopped supporters from making a stand. A petition set up to keep North Ferriby in their current home has already attracted 6,000 signatures, almost twice the village’s population.

Among those watching on with concern is Les Hare. North Ferriby’s former chairman spent 22 years building up the club before leaving in the wake of the FA Trophy triumph.

“At the moment I am just deeply saddened,” said Hare to Hull Live. “It’s a life’s work effectively. The proposals are distressing to be quite frank.

“It’s disturbing for any supporter of North Ferriby and supporters of any football club for that matter. It’s a community football club and it belongs where it is. You can’t just shift it.

“What is being proposed would steal the identity and integrity of the club.”

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