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The Tigers Trust were delighted to host it’s annual matchday takeover at the MKM Stadium on Saturday 9th March as Hull City faced Leicester City. 
During our Matchday Takeover we were able to share our impactful stories and highlight the remarkable work we do to support children, young people, and adults in our local community. We also offered plenty of engaging activities before the match for everyone to participate in and enjoy during an action-packed day! 
Over the past two years, we've provided an astounding 288,685 engagement hours to our local community, and on this special day, we had the privilege of sharing our heartwarming stories in front of a sold-out crowd at the MKM Stadium. 
Prior to the festivities, we had a huge surprise at one of our recent Premier League Kicks Inclusive sessions for two passionate Hull City fans, Alfie and Alfie. Expecting a routine survey, they were pleasantly surprised by a personal video message from their Hull City idol, Jaden Philogene inviting them to be mascots for our Matchday Takeover! – you can witness this touching moment here. 
We also invited fans attending the game to participate in our "Bring A Pound to the Ground" campaign, encouraging them to contribute by dropping their £1 coins into collection buckets placed around the stadium perimeter. This highlighted the message that even a small donation can make a big impact in supporting those in the local community. 
On the day itself, One amazing highlight was the introduction of our "Junior Takeover", which gave young Hull City supporters the opportunity to fulfil their dreams by stepping into various matchday roles. From assisting with the kits to announcing in the stadium, and even helping out as a groundsperson or club secretary, there was a diverse array of roles to experience. 
Throughout the day, attendees of all ages enjoyed a variety of activities on offer, including football-based games at the Tigers Trust Arena, inclusive Walking Football outside the West Stand reception, and captivating performances by our Premier League Kicks Dancers. Additionally, we showcased our range of degree programmes at our USW Stand on the East Stand concourse with our helpful staff members on hand to answer any questions from potential students. 
Inside the matchday programme, we shared inspiring stories of individuals supported in the past year like Connor Campbell, who progressed through our Tigers Pathways and Street Soccer Academy Programmes, and Toby Lawler, whose journey was highlighted by his inclusion in the Hull City First Team photo. We also emphasised the profound impact we've made in primary and secondary schools. 
During a special moment in the Circle Restaurant, our CEO Catherine Bishop, alongside Ali from Leicester City in the Community, took the stage to underscore the significance of the Tigers Trust's programmes. They expressed gratitude for the constant support throughout the year and unveiled our new 2023 impact report which will be made available to download in due course! 
As the teams took to the pitch, Hull City players wore vibrant multi-coloured Tigers Trust T-shirts, symbolising inclusivity and highlighting the message of ‘Sport Is For Everyone’, walking alongside our jubilant mascot winners! 
Throughout the game, our digital presence was evident around the stadium, with text-to-donate graphics displayed on the big screen, concourses, and LED advertising boards. This showcased how every contribution can make a monumental difference in our ongoing efforts to support those throughout Hull & East Riding. 
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their generous donations and to Hull City for allowing us to shine a spotlight on our impactful work. 
If you'd still like to donate, you can do so by texting 'TIGERSTRUST' to 70580 to donate £3. 
Check out the best pictures from an incredible day! 
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