Premier League 4 Sport Regional Basketball Event +

22nd November 2016

On a blustery, crisp November morning 14 enthusiastic Premier League 4 Sport Basketball representative’s set out on the long journey up to Middlesbrough College for the first regional competition of the 2016/17 project year.

Driven up by the ever reliable Garry Clutterbrook of Achieve Potentials, the teams arrived with time to spare. The venue was a fantastic double court sports hall with plenty of space for all teams to observe all the matches.

Hull were joined by representatives from Newcastle, Sunderland and the hosts Middlesbrough in two age categories, under 16’s and under 18’s. To start it off, Hull Tigers Trust took on the hosts in the 5v5 format. With 10 minute halves and a female representative always on court, the tournament allowed for lots of game time and was very inclusive.

The Under 18’s side had an intense, high octane encounter which saw Hull scrape a 14-12 victory. The Under 16’s were on fire with high quality passing, a great defensive structure and clinical finishing which led to a great first double for the Tigers.

The next encounter saw Hull’s teams play Newcastle, which once again proved to be a great spectacle. It was the turn for the Under 18’s to really click, playing with a great intensity and took the game out of the Newcastle reach, even if when the Newcastle team were hitting plenty of 3 pointers! The Under 16’s had a much tougher task with their game going all the way to overtime! Thanks to some calm composure in defence and some great finishing, the Hull team came through on top to get the second win of the day.

The final encounter saw Hull play Sunderland in a game which would decide the winners for both ages. With the teams getting stronger as the tournament went on, Tigers Trust’s Under 16’s got off to a very strong start and didn’t stop cruising to a 20 point victory to take the title. The Under 18’s got off to a steady start but had to endure a long injury break after an unfortunate incident. Once the incident had been sorted, the very confident side went on to win and to also take the title.

After a fantastic day with lots of laughs and positive play, all sides could go home with their heads held high. The true winners were Basketball, and it was great to see how much each community had developed the sport.

A big thank you to Steve and Alan Cawthorne for hosting the event and making it look very professional!

Show Racism the Red Card Event 2016 +

15th November 2016

Tigers Trust and Hull City supported Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) efforts to educate local students by hosting an event at the Airco Arena on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

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Activities at the event helped young people to explore stereotypes, evaluate language and terminology and reflect on prejudice. A question and answer session took place, with young people putting their questions about discrimination to a panel of role models, including Hull City players Jake Livermore and Curtis Davies and local Police Officers, Chris Sewell and Karen Turner.

James Kingett, Campaign Worker said

“SRtRC worked with Hull City & the Tigers Trust on a very successful anti-racism education event last season, which also included a focus on tackling homophobia, biphobia & transphobia. It is great to be going back to the club during anti-bullying week to talk to more local young people about the impact of racism & prejudice.”

“Together with educational partners Run with It, the Trust has great relationships with schools in the local area and were fully behind the objectives of the event from the start.”

“We are delighted that the club are continuing to support the campaign during this, our 20th year and at a time when challenging racism & rejecting hatred has rarely been as important.”

The educational events at football clubs allow young people to experience a firsthand interaction with anti-racism role models in the form of professional footballers and spend time thinking critically about this important issue. 

For more information, please visit:

Walking Football +

14th November 2016

Still love the game, but not the pace? ..Tigers Trust have recently set up a Walking Football session on Monday mornings at the Airco Arena, Hull.

As the name suggests, it is a standard game of football where players walk instead of run and consequrenlty it creates a game with less impact.

The session is open to all and comprises of an hour of walking football, followed by refreshments in the cafe area. 

Our Football Development Officer, Ollie Ezard, commented:

"Walking football has been hailed the UK's fastest growing sport for the over 50's and you can definitely see why! .. the participants still get to play the game they love but at their own pace and there is a great social side to the sessions too!"

Session Details: Monday 10am-11.30am, £3 per session at the Airco Arena indoor 3G pitch. 

For more details please email: or call 01482 358 371

Premier League and BT Disability Programme Launch +

3rd October 2016

On Wednesday 28th September, our Disability Project Coordinator, Adam Newton, took our DS Active participants down to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 London Paralympic and Olympic Games, for the launch of the PL and BT Disability Programme.

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The Premier League and BT Sport have launched a three-year programme that aims to create new opportunities and inspire disabled people through sport. Thanks to this partnership, both organisations can work together to provide funding to Premier League clubs to create more opportunities for disabled people across England and Wales.


The areas of the new programme will include:

  • Sport: Opportunities for disabled people to take part in sport and physical activity.


  • Inclusion: Ensuring that staff make reasonable adjustments to make activities inclusive to all.


  • Engagement: Ensuring disabled people have a positive experience of the programme.


  • Events: Clubs will deliver activities to raise awareness of their work in this space. The Premier League and BT will organise a national event at the end of each season, to give participants the opportunity to come together and mark their achievements.


Katy Holmes, DS Active co-ordinator from Tigers Trust says:

“Sport makes a massive difference to us at DS Active. The participants are looking forward to something every week and they make lots of new friends, apart from their school friends and the friends where they live. The joint funding from the Premier League and BT will be fantastic. At the minute we have one tournament a year that we go to, whereas the funding will help us organise regionals tournaments and maybe even Saturday morning matches. It’s also is going to really help all the other children and adults with disabilities engage with sport.”

Through its Club Community Organisations, the Premier League has shown a long-term commitment to delivering Disability Sport Programmes. The PLPFA Community Fund has provided significant investment in this area to enable clubs to deliver wide range of disability sport focused programmes.  Clubs are regularly accessing local funding to deliver disability sport provision as well as health, education and employment programmes for disabled people.


For further information about our Disability Programmes at Tigers Trust, please email:

Roary's Tigers +

23rd September 2016

The Tigers Sport and Education Trust have been looking into providing more opportunities for children aged 2-5 years old’s and their families to get into football.


We wanted to run sessions that are a fun introduction to football, providing a comfortable, playful and enjoyable environment. This gives children the opportunity to meet new friends, gain more confidence, learn life skills and enjoy playing activities.

We have recently provided taster sessions in nurseries, primary schools and children’s centres across Hull and the East Riding. We have partnered up with the Hull City Council to deliver sessions across their children’s centres, including the Acorns Children’s Centre, the Edinburgh Community Centre, the Windmill Children’s Centre and the Octagon Family Centre. Sessions have also been taking place at Bempton Primary School and Hornsea Nursery. The feedback we received was really positive, asking for more sessions in the near future.

Over the summer holidays we have provided four week programme at the St Margaret’s Welcome Centre and a five week programme at the Edinburgh Children’s Centre. Each session incorporated different themes each week based on basic ABC’s, teamwork, sending and receiving, and game understanding. As the weeks went on, the sessions became more popular and numbers were into double figures. Children who were turning up regularly were starting to use the ball with their feet more than their hands! Roary the Tiger even made a surprise appearance to see the children in action.

We have had some great feedback on the sessions so far:

“The children enjoyed their lessons and looked forward to them. They learnt new skills but also built on their listening skills and instruction following.” – Bempton Primary School.

“Excellent session! Completely age appropriate for the children, keeping even our youngest two year old’s engaged.” – Hornsea Nursery.

“Great games to encourage football skills. All of my children are aged between two-five years old and all have had just as much fun as each other.” – Parent.

Overall, the tasters have given an insight into how fun football can be for children and their families. Parents, guardians and nursery carers/teachers have took part in the sessions along with the children and they have all gone away with smiles on their faces. Due to the high numbers and feedback received, we are looking to offer more sessions in the near future to nurseries, primary schools and children’s centres. If you are interested in the Tigers Sport and Education Trust running a session or a block of sessions for you in the future, please get in touch  with Marc Daddy via email at or call 01482 358371.