Tigers Trust deliver Rugby Festival in partnership with University of Hull +

22nd September 2017

Yesterday, we delivered a rugby event in partnership with the University of Hull; to launch their new rugby facility.


We invited  pupils from Sidmouth Primary Schoool, Spring Cottage Primary School, Eastfield Primary School, Biggin Hill Primary School Academy, Bilton Primary School and Neasden Primary School to take part. The event was split into a Year 3-4 competition and a Year 5-6 Competition.

The morning consisted of practice matches, a rugby coaching sessions and some fun rugby challenges and then the pupils took all the skills they had learnt into an afternoon tournament!

Congratulation to Eastfield Primary School for winning both the Year 5-6 competition and the Year 3-4, and congratulations to Runners Up; Bilton Primary School and Biggin Hill Primary School.

Richard Dexter, our PL Primary Stars Coordinator commented:

“The day was a real success.  It was a great experience for the children being able to use the state of the art facility here at Hull University, and play competitive rugby against other schools.  Children also had the opportunity to take part in individual skill based challenges, and receive quality rugby caching from the University’s Campus Sports team. 

All involved seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves and plans are already underway for a similar event later in the year.”

A big well done to everyone for taking part, the standard of rugby and attitude of all the players was great and showed fantastic sportsmanship and teamwork.

We would also like to thank University of Hull Campus Sports team for assisting with the event and providing such a fantastic facility for the tournament.

For more information on our PL Primary Stars programme and how to get your Primary School involved, email richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk

No Vehicle Access to Walton Street Car Park +

1st September 2017

Unfortunately there will no longer be vehicle access on to Walton Street Car Park for the forseeable future. Therefore, for all Tigers Trust activities and Arena bookings, please use the Arena Car Park or West Park for parking. Apologies for any inconveinience caused.

Tribune Trust grant £1075 for PL Kicks summer competitions +

24th August 2017

“We are very thankful to the Tribune Trust to allow us to host theses competitions through their grants”, Pete Walker, PL Kicks Coordinator, Tigers Sport and Education Trust.

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With the summer almost at an end and a time when young people struggle to find activities to do and the motivation to do them. The Tigers Trust were pleased they was able to supply the young people that attend the PL Kicks sessions with a free tournament. This was achieved through help from the Tribune Trust and their funding process, the Tribune Trust aim to carry out such goals as promote sport and recreation and reduce crime and disorder. Which PL Kicks ticks all the boxes for and helped finalise their decision to grant the PL Kicks project £1075 to organise the tournaments.

Pete Walker, Premier League Kicks Coordinator, said, “We are very thankful to the Tribune Trust to allow us to host theses competitions through their grants, it’s great that our aims are the same and we can access such funding to host these type of events in our area. We used the funding to contribute towards pitch hire, awards, food and drinks for participants and much more.

If it wasn’t for the funding we wouldn’t have been able to put on the event like we did, it was great being able to supply food for the young people after the tournament. Sometimes during holiday periods young people tend to spend time outside the house or parents are at work, so they may not access food like they would when at school or college. I’m sure the young people appreciated our efforts in supplying food and drinks during the day.

These tournaments and weekly sessions aim to promote our sporting activities, health and wellbeing and reduce anti-social behaviour, especially during these holiday periods in the year”.


Across two tournaments that were hosted in the week saw just over 80 young people turn up to play with friends they attend sessions with, new participants and young people from across our sessions from different areas of Hull.  


Kayleigh Jackson, Social Inclusion Officer at Tigers Trust said, “It was good to see young people turn up from across the city and all take part in the tournament together. We promote social inclusion and community cohesion and these tournaments did just that”.

Adam McWhannel, NCS Coordinator at the Tigers Trust had this to say, “I volunteered during the tournament to officiate games amongst the young people, it also gave me a really good chance to engage with them and help promote the National Citizen Service (NCS) that we run during the summer, there were a lot of young people who meet the age bracket for next summer so it was nice to talk to them about NCS and how it can be beneficial for them along their pathway as a young person”. 


A huge thanks must go to the Tribune Trust who kindly contributed the funding for these tournaments. We hope to work with the organisation in the near future to carry on our positive work.

You can keep up to date with the Tribune Trust through their website, www.tribunetrust.org

Help with Fundraising Display Banners +

7th August 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to Quardant2Design for donating three banners to the Tigers Trust to help promote our work in the local community of Hull and East Riding. 


Dorset based, modular exhibition system company, Quadrant2Design have donated three of their Tui banner-stand displays to the Tiger Trust. Director, Alan Jenkins commented “It really is a great pleasure to help, and we hope these banner displays will aid the work of this amazing organisation”.

Partnership Development Officer at Tigers Trust, Gemma Garnett commented: "We get lots of use out of banners at local schools and events. But obviously they are costly items for a charity, therefore we grealty appreciate the gesture from Quadrant2Design."

To have a look at ways your business could support the Tigers Trust, please visit our Support Page or email gemma.garnett@tigerstrust.co.uk 

Premier League and BT celebrate disability programme with ‘Festival of Sport’ +

12th July 2017

This week our DS Active team took part in a special ‘Festival of Sport’ event hosted by the Premier League and BT at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, to celebrate the first successful year of the Premier League and BT’s partnership.


The ‘Festival of Sport’ was hosted by BT presenters Abi Griffiths and Jake Humphrey, and saw participants from twenty clubs, who run the Premier League and BT Disability programme, take part in a range of different sports, including athletics, boccia and basketball, each developing their own skills throughout the event by recording their best times and results at each sports station.


The three-year Premier League and BT Disability programme aims to inspire disabled people through sport and will see the organisations work together to provide funding to Premier League clubs to create more opportunities for disabled people across England and Wales.


Since the Premier League and BT Disability programme was launched at the London Stadium last September, clubs have engaged over 10,000 disabled people and 27% of those taking part in club sessions have been female.


The programme looks to encourage disabled people to be more physically active and to help access talent pathways and more mainstream opportunities. Other supportive work has been done in partnership with the clubs, The Shippey Campaign and The Lord Taverners to implement sensory rooms at stadiums, following successful introductions at Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Watford.


Jake Humphrey, BT Ambassador, said: “It's amazing to see all of these young kids, giving it their all, and just having a brilliant day. There's a good competitive spirit. 


“The important thing, is that without this Premier League and BT initiative, a lot of these groups wouldn't be put on because it just costs so much money and the finances simply wouldn't be there. You come on a day like this and you see that absolutely it is making a difference. It's really important.” 


Nick Perchard, Head of Community, Premier League added: “The Festival of Sport was designed to bring together the inspiring individuals from clubs who have been taking part in disability sessions over the past season, to share their stories and experiences, whilst also trying a range of different sports.


“The event has been the perfect way to celebrate the first year of the partnership with BT and to showcase the great inclusive work that clubs are delivering week-in-week-out. I look forward to seeing how this programme continues to develop over the next two years.”