GALLERY: Care Leavers Memorial Shield 2021
Posted on 28th October 2021 at 17:31
On the 26th of October, the Tigers Trust were delighted to be able to host the 2021 Care Leavers Memorial Shield.
Speaking about the event, Kayleigh Jackson, Social Inclusion Manager at the Trust, said:
"Every month we run a sports session for young people who are receiving support from the Hull City Council Leaving Care Team. During Care Leavers Week, we organise and host a memorial football game and this year certainly didn’t disappoint!
"It was clear to see the great professional relationships the staff have with the young people and the match was played in great spirits. After how difficult the last year has been for everyone, it was fantastic to bring everyone together. A huge thanks to everyone that gave their time to come and support the event.”
The young people came out on top with a narrow 3-2 victory over the older people.
Lorna Vernon, a Leaving Care Personal Advisor at Hull City Council, played in the game and said:
“What a fantastic partnership and event with the Tigers Trust in which the young people triumphed 3-2. The challenges care leavers face are huge and it was more than just a game of football.
"It brought people together and our care leavers felt valued and most importantly everyone had fun. Thank you to everyone that played and spectated. Overall, it was an amazing event with amazing young people.”
Councillor Shane McMurray presented the young people with the trophy, and the medals were given to each participant by Hull City Academy Scholars Aman Panesar, Glen Sani and Jake Brown.
Please find a gallery from the night below:
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