2023 EFL Week of Action: The Tigers Trust showcase positive community engagement
Posted on 20th January 2023 at 17:50
This EFL Week Of Action has seen the Tigers Trust showcase and shine a light on the work that it carries out across Hull and East Yorkshire to children, young people and adults.
The week's action started off with students from the Tigers Trust's University of South Wales degree courses being given the chance to visit the Hull City Training Ground to gain valuable experience to contribute to their learning.
The visit started with a tour of the training ground facilities, getting behind the scenes access to areas such as the coaches office, the canteen and the treatment room whilst also overseeing a first-team training session whilst taking notes that they can take into their own coaching methods going forwards.
The visit then concluded with a question and answer session with Hull City Head Coach Liam Rosenior and First Team Coach Andy Dawson.
On Monday afternoon, the Utilita Kids Cup Local Final took place at the Tigers Trust Arena as Westfield Primary School came out victorious in the final.
Hull City duo Ryan Longman and Sean McLoughlin visited to spectate and engage with the children from the different teams whilst also handing out medals and certificates.
Furthermore, the positive work around the Together Project campaign continued on Tuesday as Hull City’s Matt Ingram and Alfie Jones assisted with a number of different tasks at Hull Foodbank.
The Together Project campaign encourages supporters to donate food and other important items to provide vital support throughout the football season.
The Tigers Trust have supported Hull City with the food drop and assisting with the delivery of items to the Hull Foodbank so far and with the current climate of cost of living crisis we urgently require additional help from the community.
The Tigers Trust highlighted inclusion between the Tigers Trust staff and Walking Football participants during a recent match on Wednesday through Social Media Platforms.
Across the 21/22 season, the Trust has recorded over 1,350 attendances at our Walking Football sessions with these sessions taking place Monday and Thursdays 10am to 11am at the Tigers Trust Arena.
On Thursday, the Trust was delighted to officially launch The Boot Room.
The Boot Room idea started last year when a group of girls, led the Trust's Social Inclusion Team Leader Ellie Tanser, decided that they wanted to prevent any barriers from individuals wanting to participate in sport, which means collecting any old or unwanted boots off the public and session participants that can be given to those who may not have access to any.
From this, over 100 pairs of football boots were collected and cleaned at the Tigers Trust Arena with the help of Matt Ingram and Richie Smallwood as part of the 2022 EFL Week of Action.
In addition, in October 2022, the Trust then welcomed down Greg Docherty and Sean McLoughlin, as well as volunteers, to clean the donated boots.
This event included a stage in which the players relaced the boots as part of the Rainbow Laces campaign to raise awareness and visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport.
Arran from Sirius Academy North came down to the Tigers Trust Arena this week to collect some boots for students at the school who previously didn't have access to any.
The EFL Week Of Action concluded with South Hunsley’s Girls being able to explain their journey through their football so far.
South Hunsley Under 13s Girls won the Utilita Girls Cup Grand Final at Wembley Stadium last April against Surbiton High School, representing AFC Wimbledon, as Annabelle Cawthra scored the game’s only goal to bring home the trophy which they will be hoping to retain this year.
The Tigers Trust would like to say a huge thank you and well done to everyone involved with the EFL Week Of Action!
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