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As part of the first instalment of our Tigers Trust 30 Stories series, we sat down with Hull City defender Jacob Greaves to discuss his experience at our Football Centres and how the sessions have helped him with his career so far.  
After making his first senior team appearance for the Tigers back in September 2020, the 20-year-old has since racked up 39 league appearances and played an integral role during the Club's promotion campaign last season.  
Tigers Trust Football Centres are for children aged 5-12 years, and Greaves feels that the sessions have proved highly beneficial for how well he has progressed during his football journey so far.  
"I definitely think it's benefitted me from a young age. You don't really go and play football at a young age to try and become a professional. You just go to enjoy football and I just remember working on different elements of my game like your first touch, your passing and stuff like that." 
"It all started from being a youngster and when I was playing in little games and little five-a-sides. It's all helped for when I'm training day in, day out now and I've taken that into the eleven-a-side games." 
"It's all part of growing up as a footballer and learning different skills and tricks that you can perform in a game." 
Cottingham-born Greaves is an inspiration and role model to many across Hull and East Riding and he'd definitely recommend our Football Centres for any young child wanting to get involved in football.  
"I would definitely recommend it - 100%! As I say, it's improved my game all-round and I just think to go and enjoy your football is massive at such a young age." 
"I used to go to sleep just thinking about waking up and going to the summer camps. I think it's such an important part of growing up, just going to different football places. I couldn't recommend it enough." 
Summer Football Centres 
Want to follow in Jacob's footsteps? 
Tigers Trust Football Centres are for children aged 5-12 years and are held during every school holiday across venues in Hull and East Riding. 
Our Football Centres involve quality coaching, fun games, challenges and small-sided matches.  
The sessions are age appropriate, safe and enjoyable for all.  
To find a list of dates and venues, please click on the link below: 
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