Get into Football with Tigers Trust & The Princes Trust! +

19th September 2016

If you are aged 16-25 years and not in education, training or employment, our 'Get Started with Football' course could be for you!


All are welcome to join our free football programme where you will:

  • Learn coaching skills from professional coaches at Tigers Trust.
  • Gain the Junior Football Leaders Award.
  • Meet new people and build your confidence.
  • Work with others to complete a group challenge.
  • Have a chance to do further courses with the Trust.


The course will cost you nothing – your travel expenses and lunch will be provided every day.

You will then receive three months support to help you move into education, training or employment.


This course will run from Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October 2016 at Tigers Trust, Airco Arena, Walton Street, HU3 6GA.

A taster session is being held on Thursday 29th September 2016.

For more information, or to book a place, contact or call 01482 358 371.

Tigers Trust in China +

8th September 2016

Our Football Development Officer, Ollie, recently visited Guangzhou in China, to deliver phase one of the Premier Skills Programme on behalf of the Premier League and British Council.

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The seven day course was delivered by English coach educators Paul Hughes, Warren Leat and Ollie from the Trust.  A total of 31 coaches, all primary school teachers from Gunagzhou, completed the coach education course which is designed to upskill coaches and provide them with an insight into how to coach more effectively.  China is actively investing a lot of money into the grassroots level of the game with all primary school teachers now having to possess a minimum ‘C Certficate’ which is the equlivant of the FA level one badge in England.

Furthermore each school is asked to send at least one representative onto the phase one of the Premier Skills Programme in order to educate staff internally.

The bespoke course has been tailor made to meet the requirements of the Chinese FA, with six modules to complete and a written exam at the end of the course.

Ollie Ezard commented "The course was a great opportunity to share and pass on my knowledge and experience to others and have the ability to see the coaches progress over a short space of time. One of the rewarding elements of the Premier Skills Programme  is helping promote Hull City to various parts of the world. We always provide participants with old playing/training kit as well as on occasions football boots.  We hope to have acquired some new fans in Guangzhou after the course!"

On behalf of Ollie and Tigers Trust, we would like to thank Paul and Warren as well as the translators Frank and Halo, the Premier League and British Council for providing the opportunity and Hull City for the support.

#iwill Campaign +

8th August 2016

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign helping more young people make a difference in their communities through social action that includes activities like campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. Youth social action has a double benefit – it helps build communities and develops character strengths and life skills in young people. Many business, education, voluntary and public sector organisations have pledged to spread the word about the benefits of youth social action and create more opportunities for young people to get involved.  

The campaign is making great strides, powered by the achievements of the Trust as well as many more generous partners.

To find out more or to get involved visit

EYMS Partnership +

11th July 2016

Thanks to our new partnership between ourselves and East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS), we are able to grant just over 2,500 teenagers in our region, participating in NCS, with free and discounted bus travel.

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NCS is a two-four week part residential programme open to all 16-17 year olds during school holidays. Running across England and Northern Ireland, the programme aims to widen horizons, bridge social divides and create community cohesion whilst developing key skills for work and life. In the third phase of the programme, participants create a social action project in their local communities around an issue they are passionate about and will spend around 30 hours implementing it.

The new partnership with EYMS will benefit young people initially by giving them all some free bus travel to support them during the social action phase of NCS this summer. This will enable young people to travel around their local community with ease. Once a young person has graduated from NCS, they will be eligible for further discounted travel with EYMS using their NCS bus pass.

East Yorkshire Motor Services has been running buses in and around Hull for over 90 years. EYMS are committed to promoting public transport as a green alternative to private cars. We are excited to involve our NCS participants with this service in hope to reduce stress or worry, and to add further value to their amazing summer planned ahead!


Claire Robinson, EYMS Marketing Manager, says: “It’s great that so many local young people are giving up their time to help their communities over the summer, and we’re delighted to help them travel around by providing them all with some free bus journeys.  Travelling by bus is a great way for teenagers to travel independently, which is why we provide special discount cards for 16-18 year olds.”


Matt Conway, NCS Project Manager, says: “It’s great to be working with a local organisation like this one. I believe it will really enhance the programme and ensure that every young person will be given the opportunity to deliver social action projects in the local and surrounding community. An excellent reward for the young people involved!”


This partnership with EYMS is set to begin very shortly. For more details about East Yorkshire Motor Services please visit For further details regarding NCS please visit

Euro 2016 School Competition +

5th July 2016

Sixteen Primary schools from Hull and East Riding took part in our Euro 2016 event on Monday 4th July. Boys and girls from years 3&4 competed in the 7-a-side event and were given a nation to represent with awards for the best turned out nation.


The morning format included four groups of four with the top two of each group progressing into the afternoon cup competition, third and fourth placed teams moved into the plate completion during the afternoon. Again the format was four groups of four with each team playing each other once, winners of each group then progressed into the final of the cup/plate.

Finalists in the cup were Biggin Hill (Spain) who played Burlington (Rep. Of Ireland), with Republic of Ireland winning 1-0 late in the game. Plate finalists were Holme on Spalding Moor (Russia) who overcame Neasden (Czech Republic) 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

The event ran really smoothly and in beautiful weather with lots of exciting football played in great spirit and lots of good examples of teamwork and sportsmanship throughout. A big thank you to Driffield Cricket Club and head grounds-man Phil Skelton who helped with pitch set up, all the schools for taking part and to all the staff who helped to make the event run smoothly.

Visit our Facebook Page to see the group photos!