East Yorkshire Carnegie was founded in early 2016 by local football fan and businessman Jamie Waltham. After acquiring the ground, Dunswell Park, which was formerly known as Dene Park site in Dunswell, East Yorkshire a couple of years previous, Mr Waltham set about launching affordable Football to compete under the name East Yorkshire Carnegie.
In his plans, it is also hoped planning permission will be granted for an ambitious expansion, and modernisation of the 80 year old, 13-acre Dene Park site.
The expansion will take the capacity of the stadium, from 2,000 to just above 9,000, which will make it the biggest non-league stadium, and complex in the East Riding area.
The ambitions off the pitch are very high and are matched by those on the field too.
The football club are hoping to become one of most followed commodities within non-league football, and eventually within the Football League, after climbing through the maze that is the 'Non-League Pyramid'. The club currently play their football in the Northern Counties East League Division 1 (NCEL 1) after the football club achieved promotion in the first season of been formed, having finished 5th in the Humber Premier League. The NCEL 1 league is only 5 divisions away from the football league.
As well as support from the people of Hull, supporters will come to watch the club from areas such as Beverley, Driffield, Hessle and Anlaby to name a few of the areas situated within the East Yorkshire boundary.
The name ‘Carnegie’ was added from the historical story of Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie who’s primary values were ‘Development, Success and Humanity‘ three values which are emblazoned in Latin on the club‘s emblem. It was determined at an early committee meeting, the club would also become a ‘Community Benefit Society’ meaning the club could never be owned by one person or individual, but instead will remain owned by its members, similar to other models run by AFC Wimbledon, and FC United of Manchester.
The prospective member would be entitled to one vote at the club’s AGM, and for both age brackets, also a season pass to watch all home games football matches at Dunswell Park.
The general day-to-day running of the club is carried out by a committee who are also volunteers and give up their time for the benefit of the club. To become a member of our football club you can sign up anytime at the following link: http://www.eastyorkshirecarnegie.com/shop.html
Dunswell Park, formerly known as (Dene Park) is located on the outskirts of Hull in Dunswell, East Yorkshire, HU6 0AA. The ground itself has an overall capacity of 2,000 of which 400 is seated within the stadium at the south stand end of the ground. We have a snack bar on match days serving hot and cold food and drinks including alcoholic beverages. There is plenty of on-site parking available outside the ground as well.