Tigers Trust Cycle Challenge +

11th May 2017

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

Kicks Tournament brings young people together from across our area +

3rd May 2017

Culture is the theme around Hull and the East Riding during 2017, the Tigers Trust’s Premier League Kicks project decided to play its part in the City of Culture buzz by hosting its own regional tournament and inviting groups of young people from across Hull and East Riding. The tournament took part during the Easter half term, with 7 teams invited to take part on April the 20th 2017.

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Pete Walker, Premier League Kicks Coordinator, said, “We invited a range of groups from around Hull and East Riding to take part in our 6-a-side tournament, we thought it would be great to have groups from all different corners of our region take part.

We had teams from our own Kicks sessions from the West, East and North of Hull, teams from Goole, Bridlington and a Refugee team. It was great to see such a range of young people from different communities and cultures all take part in this tournament, which was played in good spirit and very healthy competition throughout.

We was also extremely grateful of the volunteers that offered their time in helping referee games, we had a range of volunteers from the University of Hull and the Humberside Police”.


The tournament consisting of 7 teams all played 12 games in a league format to see who could come out on top at the end of the day, in a tightly contested tournament which went right down to the wire saw the team from Goole and the Kicks team representing the KCOM Stadium session finish joint top of the league, only to be split on goal difference which saw the Kicks team take the title.  

Mike Nicholson from the East Riding Council said, “It was a great experience for our teams from Bridlington and Goole to come and take part in the tournament at the Tigers trust Arena, they really enjoyed the day and it’s a good for them to integrate with other young people from similar backgrounds”.

Garry Clutterbrook from Achieve Potentials added, “The young people we brought to the tournament from the east of Hull knew some of the players, so it’s a great opportunity for them to take part in a friendly competition against each other as well as meet new people from around Hull and East Riding”.

As the Humberside Police were in attendance to help officiate games as well as engage with the young people, we caught up with Inspector Craig Mattinson, who said, “It’s a pleasure for us to take part in events like this, it was fantastic to see over 50 young people from different communities, backgrounds and nationalities all engaging with each other through football. It’s a great advert for community cohesion, especially during our city of culture year.


A huge thanks must go to the East Riding Council and Achieve Potentials for bringing their teams to the tournament, as well as the volunteers from the University of Hull and the Humberside Police for officiating games. Thanks must also go to the Premier League for continued support with the PL Kicks project.

For any more information about the Kicks Project please email: peter.walker@tigerstrust.co.uk / kayleigh.jackson@tigerstrust.co.uk 

Biggin Hill win Primary Schools Football Tournament +

2nd May 2017

On Tuesday 25th April, we played host to a Primary Schools Football Tournament at the KCOM Stadium Astro Pitches. 


We invited 9 teams from: Bilton Primary School, Brough Primary School, Brandesburton Primary School, Burlington Junior School, Eastfield, Francis Askew Primary School, Walkington Primary School, Biggin Hill Primary School and St.James Church of England Primary School. 

All teams played very well and showed a high level of sportsmanship towards other partcipants. But it came down to Bilton Primary School and Biggin Hill Primary School in the final, which resulted in a 0-0 draw. 

Consequently, both teams had to endure a penatly shoot out, which saw Biggin Hill win victory with 3 goals being shot past the keeper!

We would like to thank all schools for taking part, and if you would like more information on how your school can get involved with Tigers Trust and the Premier League Primary Stars programme, please contact richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk 

Will Keane and Shaun Maloney go back to school with Premier League Primary Stars +

3rd May 2017

Hull City player’s Will Keane and Shaun Maloney visited Westfield Primary School to mark the recent launch of Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new national curriculum-linked education programme.


Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Keane and Maloney joined pupils and teachers for a Premier League Primary Stars PHSE lesson that was being delivered by Tigers Trust, PL Primary Stars Coordinator, Richard Dexter.


While they were there, the two players, helped launch the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme. Teachers can apply for the chance to receive free football strips or equipment for their school by registering for the programme at www.PLPrimaryStars.com. Parents can also nominate their school via the Premier League Primary Stars website. This year’s application window opens from 24 April – 9 June.


The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme will allow teachers the opportunity to get their hands on a full team kit or a range of useful equipment that can be used for different subject areas.


Premier League Primary Stars offers free downloadable resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association. Countdown TV presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching resources, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant engaging context for children. This content adds to the existing support professional football clubs provide to primary schools and their local communities.


Hull City is one of 88 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs in England and Wales which provides in-school support through Premier League Primary Stars. This is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date and aims to support 10,000 primary schools by 2019.


Hull City midfielder Shaun Maloney spoke during his visit to the school and said: “It was great to go back to school, at least for one day and experience it from another perspective. All these kids I’ve met today have a bright future ahead of them and I’m really happy and proud to be involved in Premier League Primary Stars. It’s such a great initiative for our local community and fans and I’d encourage all schools and parents to get involved.”


Gemma Garnett, ‎Partnership Development Officer at Tigers Sport and Education Trust, also commented about the initiative: “It’s been a fantastic event today at the Westfield Primary School. We’ve been able to showcase a programme that we’re all really excited to be a part of and which encourages children to learn and to help make their education relevant to the world around them.”


Sam Hickey, Head Teacher at Westfield Primary School said: “"Westfield has been involved with Tigers Trust for a number of years and has developed a really close working relationship. As a school we are keen to develop and raise the profile of sport and encourage pupils to understand the values of sportsmanship.

The PL Primary Stars programme has provided the school with fantastic coaching sessions, staff training, PHSE sessions, whole school assemblies and a vast range of tournaments. Our Y3 pupils are really excited about their forthcoming stadium tour and the whole school thoroughly enjoyed the recent player visit.

The programme really inspires our youngsters and brings the relationship between club, players and the community ever closer."


Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman, Premier League added: “Premier League Primary Stars uses the power and popularity of football to inspire children to enjoy English, Maths and a range of other subjects. Our clubs are already doing great work in this area and it is fantastic to see players visiting local schools to support the programme and encourage learning.”


The football kit package includes: 14 football shirts, 1 goalkeeper shirt, 15 pairs of shorts and 15 pairs of socks.


The equipment package includes: a roller bag, bibs, training balls, pop-up goals, a whistle, a ball pump, a captain's armband, hoops, cones, bean bags, giant dice and floor markers.


The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme is supported by Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation.


Register for the Premier League Primary Stars programme on www.PLPrimaryStars.com and for more details on our PL Primary Stars programme, please click on our Juniors section or email richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk 

Tigers Trust Match Day +

22nd February 2017

The Tigers Trust will host its first Matchday at the KCOM Stadium when the Tigers take on Burnley on Saturday.

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The event will celebrate the work we do in the community and will raise funds and awareness to continue to create life-changing opportunities for children, young people, adults and individuals with disabilities in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The day will see a number of fundraising initiatives and activities taking place around the stadium, showcasing an array of the Trust’s projects. Pre-match there will be a free football session open to children aged 4-12 years at the Airco Arena which takes place from 1pm-2.30pm. Then, on the walk-up to the stadium, supporters can challenge a football freestyler outside the ground!

The Trust is also inviting along 100 of their participants from its various programmes to come and watch the Tigers in Premier League action.

At half-time, Dean Windass will be dusting down his boots and joining in with the Over 50s Walking Football group and the Down Syndrome Active group will do a lap of the pitch with Roary and Amber too!

John Davies, Trust Manager, said:

“We really appreciate the opportunity given to us by the Club and all funds raised from the Tigers Trust Matchday will go towards continuing our vital work within the community. The Trust has developed massively over the last 27 years  and some people might not know the full extent of what we do, so it’s great to get an opportunity like this and to show that the Trust is not just football focused; we help get adults back in to employment, help support local refugees, take away hundreds of teenagers on residential trips, have several disability projects and have our own Education department too, and we want to continue making a difference in the local community!”

For information on how you can support us and get involved in our work,  please email gemma.garnett@tigerstrust.co.uk