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Kasper Newby, 13, has been an attendee of the Tigers Trust’s disability sport sessions since 2016. 
Initially attending as a shy character who struggled to get involved with the sessions, he has now developed into an influential character who acts as a role model to other participants. 
This development has now opened chances for Kasper, such as volunteering on matchdays. 
Millie Sharp, the Trust’s Premier League Kicks Disability Officer, has worked closely with Kasper across the last few years and has been impressed with his progression. 
She said: “When Kasper first attended, he always wanted to be with his mum and dad, so they always stayed at the session with him. 
“But as Kasper has grown older, his parents have left him and provided him with that independence that the sessions are there for. 
“This independence and freedom allows us to push the individuals to their full potential and Kasper has been able to thrive from that.” 
Kasper’s hard work and determination has now led to him volunteering as a matchball assistant for Hull City during the current Championship season. 
Usually placed along the South Stand, his confidence and ability has now grown to a point in which he no longer needs a member of Trust staff sat alongside him during the game. 
The Tigers Trust are incredibly proud of Kasper’s pathway and look forward to seeing how his story acts as inspiration for fellow participants. 
If you wish to follow his pathway and find out more about our Premier League Kicks Inclusive sessions, please click here. 
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