McDonald's continue to support Tigers Trust Mental Health Programme +

14th May 2018

Tigers Trust have recently been able to relaunch their mental health programme with the help of support pledged by McDonald's. 


McDonald’s has supported the Tigers Trust charitable work for over 24 years and this year wanted to help a Tigers Trust community project that had lost funding to continue. With McDonald’s donation, the Trust is able to relaunch their mental health programme, ‘Tigers Together’ which will help dozens of local people in the local community of Hull and East Riding.

The Tigers Together programme comprises of 4 sessions of football a week and brings together people from all backgrounds that are suffering with mental health problems. Physical activity is proven to decrease symptoms and offers many benefits for individual’s mental health. With the funding supplied by McDonald's, the Trust is able to afford venue costings, travel expenses and kit/equipment to help aid the delivery of sessions.

Last week, McDonald's Franchisee George Michniewicz and five McDonald’s employees visited the Arena to watch a Tigers Together session, alongside Club Ambassador Dean Windass, to see first-hand the difference their support is making.

McDonald's local Franchisee, George Michniewicz commented:

“Having been involved with the Trust for over 24 years, I have seen first-hand the incredible difference they have made... I just cannot begin to explain how important they are to the local community they support. I’m very happy to support such a worthwhile programme and to be able to see the difference it is making to local people’s lives.”


Gemma Hare, Partnership Development & Marketing Officer at the Trust commented:

“I would like to thank George and McDonalds for their continued support throughout all these years. Their donations and time benefit the Trust massively and we are extremely grateful, we really enjoy working in partnership with McDonald's and look forward to incorporating their involvement into the Tigers Together programme.” 


For more details on our Tigers Together Programme, please visit and for information on how you could support the Trust, please email

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