Cardiff to Hull Cycle Challenge 2018 +

4th April 2018

Ten members of staff from the Tigers Trust team are taking on a 300-mile charity cycle challenge to help raise money to relaunch the Trust’s mental health programme called ‘Tigers Together’. 


The cycle challenge starts on 26th-28th April 2018, and the route will be from Cardiff City Stadium all the way back to the KCOM Stadium in time for kick off at the Hull City V Cardiff City game on Saturday 28th April 2018.


Ellis Oliver, Tigers Trust Hub School Manager who is taking part in the challenge, said:

 “The ten staff undertaking this challenge range from the experienced to completely new to cycling. Irrespective of ability what matters is that we are doing this to benefit those in the community that need it. I’m sure there will be aches and pains along the way but we are looking forward to the challenge of cycling 300 miles in aid of a good cause. We would like to thank all those that have contributed in any capacity to help raise awareness of the challenge we are taking on”.
Tigers Trust Manager John Davies added:

“This is a massive challenge for members of my team at the Tigers Trust to take on, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their time, effort and commitment to the challenge. I wish them all the very best of luck and hope all of the Club’s supporters get behind them. I would also like to thank those organisations that have already helped support us in some way. The ‘Tigers Together’ project will benefit massively from any proceeds gained by the challenge, and we hope we can expand our services to make sure we are helping to support as many people living with mental health problems in Hull and East Riding as possible” 
For details on how to support the Tigers Trust on their cycle challenge and to make a donation, please visit

EFL Day of Action 2018 +

20th March 2018

All 72 EFL Clubs will come together today for the EFL’s Day of Action to demonstrate the positive impact football can have in changing young people’s lives. 


From Plymouth to Peterborough and Sunderland to Southend, EFL Clubs across all three divisions will showcase the innovative and ground breaking work they do for young people in tackling some of the biggest issues in society across education, health, community inclusion and participation.  

Managers and players from the EFL’s 72 Clubs will be attending events up and down the country including projects that target mental health, disability and obesity. 

Locally, members of the Hull City first team squad will be helping to showcase the work we do in Hull and East Riding. One of the visits will be meeting a group of National Citizen Service Graduates who raised thousands of pounds towards the cost of, and helped with, refurbishing Hull’s New Adelphi Club through various activities last summer.

The Adelphi, on De Grey Street, is well known throughout the music industry and has hosted gigs by many top bands on their way to stardom including Oasis, Pulp and The Stone Roses, as well as those with a local connection such as The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. Thanks in part to the work of our NCS graduates, the club will continue to be a hotbed for musical talent.

We have also organised player visits at Tigers Trust Community Hub School, St Mary's, for a Futsal tournament involving local schools and players will also be heading down to the Tigers Trust Arena and congratulating members of our Tigers Kicks International squad for completing a qualification with the Trust through our Premier League Works programme. 

EFL Chairman, Ian Lenagan said:  “Football continues to support its communities seven days a week, 365 days a year through our unique network of Club community trusts. 

“Bringing all 72 together on one day for the EFL Day of Action highlights the special role the EFL has in society and our collective ability to make a positive and lasting impact to the lives of millions of people.  

“It is fantastic to see so many managers and players across England and Wales coming out in support of the excellent work being undertaken by their own Club right in the heart of their own community.

“There are few sporting organisations that can deliver the scale of innovative and ground breaking activity we do via our network of Clubs across so many important"

St Mary’s visit Hull City Training Ground +

25th January 2018

Tigers Trust Community Hub School Partner, St Mary’s College, were treated to a unique opportunity to visit the Hull City training ground on Tues 23rd January.


Tigers Trust took the SMC Mens Football Academy team to get a unique insight into first team training.


The team along with staff were greeted by Club officials and taken into the media suite where Manager, Nigel Adkins, gave an insight into what was planned for training along with his philosophy for the club after being in post 6 weeks.


He showed clips of training and games and explained what he and his staff were working towards. 


The training session was great to watch, with all the players seeming to be enjoying their work and Nigel again gave time out his day to come and explain to the group the objectives of the session and reasoning why.


A hugely beneficial day and we are very appreciative of Nigel, his staff and the players for giving up their time for the students. 


For more information on our Community Hub School's, please email Secondary School Partnership Manager

Primary Stars Creative Writing Day +

24th January 2018

On Wednesday 17th January, the Tigers Trust welcomed five local Primary Schools; Beverley St Nicholas, Thorngumbald, Brandesburton, Neasden, Longhill to take part in a Primary Stars Creative Writing Day at the Airco Arena.


The 88 pupils took part in three workshops throughout the day- a poetry workshop delivered by former Hull City poet in residence David Osgerby, the children then planned and delivered a press conference in the Hull City media suite.


In addition, Hull City Media Team Leader, Luke Cash, delivered a talk to the children, explaining his role as a Press Officer at the Club and how he got into the media industry.


The day was finished off with a visit from Hull City players Nouha Dicko and Jon Toral, the children had the opportunity to ask them questions including “Who was your idol growing up?”.. “What keeps you motivated?” and the children wanted to know all about their childhood and how they got into a career playing football.


Tigers Trust Primary School Partnership Manager, Richard Dexter commented:

“We arranged the creative writing day to try and inspire the pupils in literacy, and show them not only why writing is so important, but also how fun it can be.  The day was a great success and the children really engaged in the activities.  Special thanks have to go to local poet David Osgerby, and of course Hull City players Jon Toral and Nouha Dicko who both took time out of their busy training schedule to speak to the children.”


Brandesburton Primary School, Headteacher, Mrs Ledingham commented:

“The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Creative Writing Day with Tigers Trust. They particularly enjoyed working alongside the poet and participating in the drama task in the media suite”


For more information on our Primary School Packages please email or visit

Tigers Trust working in partnership with Street Football World +

8th January 2018

For the past 4 years the Tigers Trust have been one of only a handful of other British organisations to be involved in a unique global network.


That Network is Street Football world.


Street football world exists to harness the power of football to drive social change and are supported by a worldwide network of over 100 organisation spanning 6 continents.


The Tigers Sport & Education Trust recognised the Street Football World philosophy and applied for membership in 2013 and have reaped some benefits from the partnership.


The Trust took a delegation of young participants and leaders to an event in Lyon, France in 2016 as part of an Official UEFA event for the Euro Championship.  The streetfootballworld Festival 16 was one of the biggest ‘Football for Good’ events ever organised, bringing together approximately 80 delegations from up to 50 countries. The festival united more than 500 people from all around the world including 320 players, 80 coordinators, 80 young leaders, 100 volunteers and 50 members of the organising team.


One of the players was Fern Lazenby a student from St. Marys College she said about the opportunity

“From the festival, I hoped to interact with people from other countries and experience different cultures.  I was also hoping to see how both boys and girls play and compete together as well as experiencing the game from a different perspective. I loved passing my knowledge of the game onto others and received new ideas from other people.  It was an amazing experience that I will remember forever”


The Trust has also used their network membership to enhance their local project delivery.  In 2016 the Trust were successful in securing funding through the FIFA Football for Hope and the UEFA foundation for Children Funds to develop and deliver a football and personal development programme for refugees and displaced people coming to the city of Hull.  The sessions see over 30 participants from over 10 different nationalities playing football and attending workshops such as employability across two evenings per week.


The young men have also enjoyed activities and trips to Leicester City, and Arsenal FC to play other similar project participants and recently attended Wembley Stadium to watch England V Germany.


Ollie Ezard, Project Coordinator for Kicks International said

Kicks international runs across two venues in Hull twice a week. The sessions aim to encourage refugees and asylum seekers in the city to socialise, keep fit and integrate into their community. Although sessions are targeted for refugees/asylum seekers we do allow participants from countries around the world to take part. We have seen polish, American and Romanian participants take part in the sessions. Numbers are usually between 30 -40 during the large part of the year but across summer we did see early 50’s attending some sessions. Many of the participants have come to Hull from countries such as Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Congo and Iran. The benefits for the participants are that they socialise and meet people from similar backgrounds who they might not know are in their community, play football and stay active, integrate into their community and also gain qualifications and skills through educational programmes we deliver.


This year Street Football World have been part of a very exciting new venture and one that could make an impact worldwide


Common goal was launched in the summer 2017 by Juan Mata as he caused a stir amongst the football world by pledging 1% of his salary to a ‘common goal’ Mata said “Today, I am launching something that I hope will help to change the world, even if only in some small way, And I hope that other footballers around the world will help me in this goal.”


To date over 20 professional male and female footballers have pledged their commitment to common Goal. 

The Tigers Sport and Education will be able to benefit from this initiative through their network membership to Street Football Work.


Matt Conway, Programme Manager at the Trust said

“We are excited to be part of something that could potentially change the landscape of community sport and engagement.  The Tigers Trust could potentially be able to apply for funding that will benefit local people and local areas through the shared social vision of professional football.  Common Goal is gaining momentum each week with more players joining Juan Mata. The potential really has no boundaries”