Study your degree with Tigers Trust +

20th January 2017

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with the Tigers Trust in 2017/18. 

The Tigers Trust two-year Foundation Degree programme in Community Football Coaching and Development, starting in September 2017, is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification and are passionate about pursuing a career in the football industry.

You will develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within professional football club community departments or national governing bodies.

Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales, all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational environment via online material.  The Trust will provide you with a mentor who will guide you through your course.

Alongside the academic element of the course, you will complete up to 200 hours of voluntary coaching within the community, on a wide variety of programmes alongside the staff of the Trust, allowing students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.  As your coaching skills progress you will have the opportunity to gain some paid employment on one of our varied programmes. 

In addition, you will also gain your FA Level 1 and 2 Award in Football delivered by the English Football League Trust.

Through the Trust’s partnership with the University of South Wales, you will enroll as a student at the university. Students will be able to access the university’s online library, blackboard and learning materials, providing them with the best possible learning platform to excel within.

Course Summary 

Academic Qualification 

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

Content 

  • FA Level 1 and 2 Award in Coaching Football
  • Community Football Development
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Aspects of youth coaching, coaching children, football coaching, football development, social inclusion and sports management skills.

Costs

The course costs are £8,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance from which you can obtain a loan to cover course fees and some living costs.

Start Date

September 2017

Prerequisites to Apply

  • A minimum of BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 PPP or A level grades DD
  • Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

For further information on the course please contact Rachel Latham-Warde, Education Manager, Tigers Trust on rachel.latham-warde@tigerstrust.co.uk or click on the following link - http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1035-foundation-degree-community-football-coaching-and-development

Odubajo Presents Premier League Kicks Hero Award To Tresor Kalilwa +

18th January 2017

We recently nominated one of our Kicks participants,Tresor Kalilwa, for a Premier League Kicks Hero award. Tresor was then prsented with a comic strip of his story, by Hull City Defender, Moses Odubajo on Monday Evening.

 



Tresor is the third person to be recognised by the Premier League Kicks Heroes campaign, which sees inspirational individuals’ stories, turned into their very own comic strip, following their involvement in the programme.

Premier League Kicks began ten years ago, and is a youth outreach programme with the aim to create safer, stronger and more respectful communities through the development of young peoples’ potential, whilst giving young people access to facilities, coaching and mentoring.

In its first decade, Premier League Kicks has engaged more than 180,000 young people in weekly football, sport and personal development sessions held at local community venues across the UK. The programme is now run by 68 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs.

Having moved to the UK from Zaire when he was eight years old, Tresor had initially found it difficult to integrate with the local community in Hull due to his lack of English. Having been involved in disputes with a neighbour after his move, he was told about the Premier League Kicks sessions being run at the University of Hull by local police officers, as a way of channelling his energy. Tresor joined and as well as making new friends at the free session, he and his team-mates made it to the final of the Premier League Kicks Cup in 2014.

Tresor, who is now fluent in English and is studying Art and Design at Hull College, has been immortalised in the comic strip illustration designed by Marvel and DC Comics artist John McCrea.

Speaking about how the programme has benefitted him, Tresor said:

“I have always wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps and to work alongside him as a tailor. When my family moved to England, I was unable to speak the language and I didn’t feel a part of the local community.

“Attending Kicks sessions gave me an outlet where I could make friends, develop my English and my self-confidence, so much so, that I am now studying Art and Design at Hull College. Not only has Kicks completely turned my life around, I’m now working towards my dream and I couldn’t have done that without the support of the Tigers Trust.”


After presenting Tresor with his comic strip, Odubajo added:

“The Tigers Trust have been brilliant at working closely with the local community to see what type of programmes and engagement are needed in and around Hull.

“Tresor is one of a number of refugees who has joined our Kicks programme over the years and who has gone on to achieve great things because of the support, guidance and help the Tigers Trust has been able to provide."


“It was great to be able to come down to the session to present Tresor with his Premier League Kicks Hero comic strip and to be able to reward the hard work and dedication he’s shown since being a part of the programme.”

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said:

“Premier League Kicks delivers sessions for young people where they are needed most, connecting football clubs with their communities in a meaningful and sustainable way.

“The Kicks Heroes campaign allows us to highlight some of those inspiring individual stories – like Tresor’s – and celebrate their achievements and thank the 68 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs currently delivering the programme.

 

For more information on our Premier League Kicks programme, please visit our 'Youth' section of the website or email peter.walker@tigerstrust.co.uk
 

NEW Kicks session! +

18th January 2017

The Tigers Trust are launching a new Premier League Kicks session at the brand new Steve Prescott Centre (formally Endeavour Sports Centre), off Beverley Road, this Friday (13th of January).

 

Kicks is a social inclusion project that aims to create safer and stronger communities. This is achieved by providing FREE positive activities, including football and various other sports for young people aged 10-19. The sessions are held throughout the year as the Tigers Trust staff aim to interact and engage with young people in the local area through football and sports activities.

Tigers Trust ensure sessions are what you want by listening to those young people involved – we encourage you to be a part of the Club.

Young people are welcome to just ‘turn up’ to the session and register on the night.

For more information contact the Kicks Coordinator, Peter Walker on 01482 358371 or email peter.walker@tigerstrust.co.uk

All Premier League Kicks sessions take place,

Steve Prescott Centre,

Friday – 6:00-7:30pm

University of Hull Sport Centre,

Astro turf – Friday and Saturday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Girls Dance, sports hall – Wednesday and Friday, 7:00-8:30pm

KCOM Stadium Astro Turf,

Monday – 7:00-9:00pm and Friday 6:00-8:00pm

January Health Event +

4th January 2017

On Monday 9th January, we are putting on a free health event from 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Airco Arena. The session is open to anyone aged 18 years+ and will give attendees the opportunity to try out some of our projects.

 

The activties will be set up on the indoor 3G pitches and will consist of: walking football, fitness circuit and 5 aside.

There is no need to pre-book your place but if you would like additional information, please contact Ollie Ezard on 01482 358 371 or email  ollie.ezard@tigerstrust.co.uk

 

Tigers Trust working in partnership with Hull CCG Working Voices +

15th December 2016

At Tigers Trust we have a workforce of around 40 full and part time members of staff, a large cohort of volunteers and participants,therefore we believe we are an integral organisation to get involved with the NHS Hull CCG Working Voices programme.

 

Matt Conway, Tigers Trust Programme Manager, was very keen to to sign up to Working Voices and commented:

“We want our workforce to know that as an organisation we care about their health and wellbeing. For us, Working Voices will help us to support our staff by providing useful health and wellbeing opportunities to them, and we will be supported by the CCG in doing so.”

One area of focus for Working Voices is that of consultation and engagement. We will work with NHS Hull CCG to ensure the right communications techniques are identified, meaning our workforce are given opportunities to get involved in consultation activities and have their voice heard.

Matt added:

“The chance for our workforce to contribute their views to the CCG, when consulting about local health care issues, is also something we value.  We are excited to be one of the first local businesses to sign up to Working Voices.”

Already, a need for mental health first aid awareness training has been identified, with specific training due to be provided for the Working Voices Champion and an in-house briefing due to be arranged for the entire workforce.

Further information about the collaboration between NHS Hull CCG and the Tigers Trust will be shared as the Working Voices programme develops.

For more information on this programme, please visit:http://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/pages/working-voices