Tigers Trust Gala Dinner 2017 +

20th November 2017

The Tigers Trust Gala Dinner 2017 takes place at the KCOM Stadium on Thursday 30th November, with members of the 2007/08 promotion-winning squad set to be in attendance.


Ten seasons on from that famous day at Wembley, when promotion to English football's top division was achieved for the first time in the Club's history, players including Dean Windass, Andy Dawson, Wayne Brown, Ryan France and Craig Fagan will be back to relive a memorable campaign.

The Gala Dinner will also raise funds for the Tigers Trust, with money going towards helping local children, young people and individuals with disabilities in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Hosted by BBC Sport's Damien Johnson, the black-tie event kicks-off at 7pm and includes:

  • Drinks reception
  • Three-course meal
  • Q&A with former players
  • Auction
  • Live entertainment

Tickets for the Gala Dinner are priced at £55 per person, with tables of ten available for £500. To book, please call 01482 358371 or email gemma.hare@tigerstrust.co.uk

St Mary's College named as first Tigers Trust Community Hub School +

19th October 2017

Pupils at St Mary's can now kick-start their career in sport with a new hub launched by Tigers Trust.


The Tigers Trust hub at St Mary’s College will give students more opportunities to get involved in school sport, along with a host of extra-curricular activities.

The hub is the first of its kind to be launched in Hull. 


Ollie Ezard, Tigers Trust Hub Officer at St Mary’s College, said:

“Using the brand of Hull City and Tigers Trust, we hope to inspire students in the school. We want to be role models that engage students in a more active and healthier lifestyle, in and out of the classroom, so that they can be the best they can be. We want to increase participation of all sports and increase opportunities post college, including work placements and advice on how to get a career in the sport industry”


A representative from the Tigers Trust will be based at St Mary’s College full-time, and will deliver a host of activities to students. The partnership aims to develop a strategic delivery schedule including curriculum and extra-curricular projects and transition delivery, focusing on building confidence, developing life skills and enhancing employability.


Mark Arridge, Partnership Director at St Mary’s College, said:

"St Mary's College are proud and excited to extend our outstanding partnership with the Tigers Trust in becoming one of the first community hub schools in Hull and the East Riding. This partnership will provide our students with enhanced opportunities within the curricular and extra-curricular programmes that we run. “In addition, it will allow both male and female students the opportunity to gain further success in football competitions locally, regionally and nationally."


Dean Wilson, Head of PE at St Mary’s, said:

“The Hub School programme has been another exciting development in our ongoing partnership with the Tigers Trust. Our students are learning and developing new skills through the range of highly motivating and exciting initiatives offered. Already we are seeing the positive impact this has made on our curriculum and extra-curricular provision."


For more information on how your Secondary School can get involed, please email office@tigerstrust.co.uk

Tigers Trust deliver Rugby Festival in partnership with University of Hull +

22nd September 2017

Yesterday, we delivered a rugby event in partnership with the University of Hull; to launch their new rugby facility.


We invited  pupils from Sidmouth Primary Schoool, Spring Cottage Primary School, Eastfield Primary School, Biggin Hill Primary School Academy, Bilton Primary School and Neasden Primary School to take part. The event was split into a Year 3-4 competition and a Year 5-6 Competition.

The morning consisted of practice matches, a rugby coaching sessions and some fun rugby challenges and then the pupils took all the skills they had learnt into an afternoon tournament!

Congratulation to Eastfield Primary School for winning both the Year 5-6 competition and the Year 3-4, and congratulations to Runners Up; Bilton Primary School and Biggin Hill Primary School.

Richard Dexter, our PL Primary Stars Coordinator commented:

“The day was a real success.  It was a great experience for the children being able to use the state of the art facility here at Hull University, and play competitive rugby against other schools.  Children also had the opportunity to take part in individual skill based challenges, and receive quality rugby caching from the University’s Campus Sports team. 

All involved seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and plans are already underway for a similar event later in the year.”

A big well done to everyone for taking part, the standard of rugby and attitude of all the players was great and showed fantastic sportsmanship and teamwork.

We would also like to thank University of Hull Campus Sports team for assisting with the event and providing such a fantastic facility for the tournament.

For more information on our PL Primary Stars programme and how to get your Primary School involved, email richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk

No Vehicle Access to Walton Street Car Park +

1st September 2017

Unfortunately there will no longer be vehicle access on to Walton Street Car Park for the forseeable future. Therefore, for all Tigers Trust activities and Arena bookings, please use the Arena Car Park or West Park for parking. Apologies for any inconveinience caused.

Tribune Trust grant £1075 for PL Kicks summer competitions +

24th August 2017

“We are very thankful to the Tribune Trust to allow us to host theses competitions through their grants”, Pete Walker, PL Kicks Coordinator, Tigers Sport and Education Trust.

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With the summer almost at an end and a time when young people struggle to find activities to do and the motivation to do them. The Tigers Trust were pleased they was able to supply the young people that attend the PL Kicks sessions with a free tournament. This was achieved through help from the Tribune Trust and their funding process, the Tribune Trust aim to carry out such goals as promote sport and recreation and reduce crime and disorder. Which PL Kicks ticks all the boxes for and helped finalise their decision to grant the PL Kicks project £1075 to organise the tournaments.

Pete Walker, Premier League Kicks Coordinator, said, “We are very thankful to the Tribune Trust to allow us to host theses competitions through their grants, it’s great that our aims are the same and we can access such funding to host these type of events in our area. We used the funding to contribute towards pitch hire, awards, food and drinks for participants and much more.

If it wasn’t for the funding we wouldn’t have been able to put on the event like we did, it was great being able to supply food for the young people after the tournament. Sometimes during holiday periods young people tend to spend time outside the house or parents are at work, so they may not access food like they would when at school or college. I’m sure the young people appreciated our efforts in supplying food and drinks during the day.

These tournaments and weekly sessions aim to promote our sporting activities, health and wellbeing and reduce anti-social behaviour, especially during these holiday periods in the year”.


Across two tournaments that were hosted in the week saw just over 80 young people turn up to play with friends they attend sessions with, new participants and young people from across our sessions from different areas of Hull.  


Kayleigh Jackson, Social Inclusion Officer at Tigers Trust said, “It was good to see young people turn up from across the city and all take part in the tournament together. We promote social inclusion and community cohesion and these tournaments did just that”.

Adam McWhannel, NCS Coordinator at the Tigers Trust had this to say, “I volunteered during the tournament to officiate games amongst the young people, it also gave me a really good chance to engage with them and help promote the National Citizen Service (NCS) that we run during the summer, there were a lot of young people who meet the age bracket for next summer so it was nice to talk to them about NCS and how it can be beneficial for them along their pathway as a young person”. 


A huge thanks must go to the Tribune Trust who kindly contributed the funding for these tournaments. We hope to work with the organisation in the near future to carry on our positive work.

You can keep up to date with the Tribune Trust through their website, www.tribunetrust.org