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”


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.