Help with Fundraising Display Banners +7th August 2017
We would like to say a big thank you to Quardant2Design for donating three banners to the Tigers Trust to help promote our work in the local community of Hull and East Riding.
This week our DS Active team took part in a special ‘Festival of Sport’ event hosted by the Premier League and BT at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, to celebrate the first successful year of the Premier League and BT’s partnership.
The ‘Festival of Sport’ was hosted by BT presenters Abi Griffiths and Jake Humphrey, and saw participants from twenty clubs, who run the Premier League and BT Disability programme, take part in a range of different sports, including athletics, boccia and basketball, each developing their own skills throughout the event by recording their best times and results at each sports station.
The three-year Premier League and BT Disability programme aims to inspire disabled people through sport and will see the organisations work together to provide funding to Premier League clubs to create more opportunities for disabled people across England and Wales.
Since the Premier League and BT Disability programme was launched at the London Stadium last September, clubs have engaged over 10,000 disabled people and 27% of those taking part in club sessions have been female.
The programme looks to encourage disabled people to be more physically active and to help access talent pathways and more mainstream opportunities. Other supportive work has been done in partnership with the clubs, The Shippey Campaign and The Lord Taverners to implement sensory rooms at stadiums, following successful introductions at Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Watford.
Jake Humphrey, BT Ambassador, said: “It's amazing to see all of these young kids, giving it their all, and just having a brilliant day. There's a good competitive spirit.
“The important thing, is that without this Premier League and BT initiative, a lot of these groups wouldn't be put on because it just costs so much money and the finances simply wouldn't be there. You come on a day like this and you see that absolutely it is making a difference. It's really important.”
Nick Perchard, Head of Community, Premier League added: “The Festival of Sport was designed to bring together the inspiring individuals from clubs who have been taking part in disability sessions over the past season, to share their stories and experiences, whilst also trying a range of different sports.
“The event has been the perfect way to celebrate the first year of the partnership with BT and to showcase the great inclusive work that clubs are delivering week-in-week-out. I look forward to seeing how this programme continues to develop over the next two years.”
This week, Tigers Trust plays host to an U13 Football Team from South Africa,Tramways FC. The Trust have planned a week of exciting activties and experiences for the team including stadium tours, football tournaments and visiting tourist attratctions.
Tramways FC use football as a vehicle to give children the opportunity to play and have fun in a safe and controlled environment. The under 13 squad consist of players from various disadvantaged communities that were created by the Apartheid government. These communities are infected with gangs, drugs and high unemployed youth and early school drop outs. Most of the squad’s daily challenge is to keep safe and focus on staying in school due to gang violence that on the increase on the Cape Flats.
The street is very unsafe and with limited recreation facilities they have to find safe spaces outside their respective communities. Tramways FC provides this safe space with weekly training session. During this time the boys can play football and feel safe. The squad has been together for four years and have now managed to gain promotion to the Super league; a very competitive league in Cape Town Tygerberg LFA.
The reason the team have travelled to Hull, is because 10 years ago, the Tramways FC Coach, Coach Desiree, had the experience of being coached by Matt Barr, a member of the Tigers Trust team and since then, always had the desire to expose children to opportunities outside their daily living space.
Coach Desiree, commented:
"I have been involved with football development for the past 10 years. In 2008 I had the privilege of completing a coaching course conducted by Coaching for Hope football with Matt Barr, from the Tigers Trust. This opportunity will be amazing for the team; I believe that the life-skills and valuable lessons that you learn from visiting other countries can add to your desire and hunger for success."
U13 Tramways FC player, Ryan, commented:
"We have all been watching English Football on television and dreamt of going to England. When our Coach Desiree told us we might travel to England, we all got super excited. We looking forward to travelling to a new country and playing football with other children. We would like to visit some of the stadiums and experience football in England."
Tigers Trust Project Coordinator, Matt, has organised the trip and arranged for the team to visit Anfield Stadium, The National Football Museum, Gravity, The Deep and Beverley Minster and in addition to this, partake in skill drills with Hull City Academy and get invovled in local football tournaments.
We will keep you updated of the teams actvities on our social media platforms over the next week!
The Premier League Schools Tournament took place at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, on Tuesday 23rd May.
The annual tournament, which is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, is now in its twelfth year and sees representatives of all 20 Premier League clubs take part in two six-a-side competitions running simultaneously on the pitch – an Under 11s mixed team tournament and an Under 13s girls’ tournament.
Each of the 20 Premier League clubs have held their own heats and qualifiers to determine which schools will be representing them in the Tournament at Chelsea’s home ground. Over 11,000 young people and 1,400 schools have taken part this year.
Swanland Primary School representing Hull City in the Under 11’s competition, whilst St.Marys College represented Hull, for the Under 13’s Tournament.
The young people taking part in the Tournament received an authentic Premier League matchday experience, and walked out to the Premier League anthem, wearing their Hull City kit. The matches were officiated by PGMOL Select Group 2 referees Chris Kavanagh, James Adcock, James Linington, Oliver Langford, Simon Hooper and Tim Robinson.
Both teams played really well but unfortunately were knocked out the group stages, but did themselves, the club and their schools proud. This was echoed by our Senior Sports Coach, Marc Daddy, who accompanied the teams on the trip, he commented:
“It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved, both teams deserved this opportunity and did themselves, their schools and us proud”
For more information on our Premier League Primary Stars programme, please visit the Juniors section of our website or email email@example.com
Next Friday, four members of staff from the Tigers Trust will take on a fundraising 200-mile cycle challenge to help raise money for both the Trust and Headway, a charity that helps those who have suffered brain injuries by providing support and services to survivors, their families and carers.
The challenge, which will begin on May 19th, will take the staff from Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane all the way back to the KCOM Stadium in time to deliver the matchball for the Tigers’ final game of the season against Spurs on Sunday 21st May.
As well as raising funds for the Trust, a significant amount of the money raised will be donated to Headway who provided significant support to midfielder Ryan Mason after he sustained a fractured skull against Chelsea in January.
Matt Conway, Tigers Trust Programme Manager and Team Leader for the cycle challenge, said:
“It is going to be a great challenge and one that will be supporting and raising awareness for both the Trust and Headway.
“Headway is a great charity that does some exceptional work and it has been great to partner up with them for this challenge. We have also had support from local and national organisations.
“The ride is a slightly daunting prospect but one that we have all been preparing for and we are now keen to get going.”
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.”
Ryan Mason, who is currently recovering from the head injury he suffered in January, is looking forward to welcoming the cycle team back to the KCOM Stadium ahead of the Tigers’ game against his former club Spurs.
“The support I have received since that afternoon at Stamford Bridge has been overwhelming and Headway have played a significant part in that. I’m delighted that the Tigers Trust will be donating some of the funds they raise from this cycle ride to Headway and I wish the team all the very best for what is sure to be a gruelling ride.”
For details on how to support the Tigers Trust on their cycle challenge please visit www.charitychoice.co.uk/tigerstrust
For more information about the work that Headway do, visit www.headway.org.uk