Will Keane and Shaun Maloney go back to school with Premier League Primary Stars +

3rd May 2017

Hull City player’s Will Keane and Shaun Maloney visited Westfield Primary School to mark the recent launch of Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new national curriculum-linked education programme.


Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Keane and Maloney joined pupils and teachers for a Premier League Primary Stars PHSE lesson that was being delivered by Tigers Trust, PL Primary Stars Coordinator, Richard Dexter.


While they were there, the two players, helped launch the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme. Teachers can apply for the chance to receive free football strips or equipment for their school by registering for the programme at www.PLPrimaryStars.com. Parents can also nominate their school via the Premier League Primary Stars website. This year’s application window opens from 24 April – 9 June.


The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme will allow teachers the opportunity to get their hands on a full team kit or a range of useful equipment that can be used for different subject areas.


Premier League Primary Stars offers free downloadable resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association. Countdown TV presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching resources, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant engaging context for children. This content adds to the existing support professional football clubs provide to primary schools and their local communities.


Hull City is one of 88 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs in England and Wales which provides in-school support through Premier League Primary Stars. This is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date and aims to support 10,000 primary schools by 2019.


Hull City midfielder Shaun Maloney spoke during his visit to the school and said: “It was great to go back to school, at least for one day and experience it from another perspective. All these kids I’ve met today have a bright future ahead of them and I’m really happy and proud to be involved in Premier League Primary Stars. It’s such a great initiative for our local community and fans and I’d encourage all schools and parents to get involved.”


Gemma Garnett, ‎Partnership Development Officer at Tigers Sport and Education Trust, also commented about the initiative: “It’s been a fantastic event today at the Westfield Primary School. We’ve been able to showcase a programme that we’re all really excited to be a part of and which encourages children to learn and to help make their education relevant to the world around them.”


Sam Hickey, Head Teacher at Westfield Primary School said: “"Westfield has been involved with Tigers Trust for a number of years and has developed a really close working relationship. As a school we are keen to develop and raise the profile of sport and encourage pupils to understand the values of sportsmanship.

The PL Primary Stars programme has provided the school with fantastic coaching sessions, staff training, PHSE sessions, whole school assemblies and a vast range of tournaments. Our Y3 pupils are really excited about their forthcoming stadium tour and the whole school thoroughly enjoyed the recent player visit.

The programme really inspires our youngsters and brings the relationship between club, players and the community ever closer."


Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman, Premier League added: “Premier League Primary Stars uses the power and popularity of football to inspire children to enjoy English, Maths and a range of other subjects. Our clubs are already doing great work in this area and it is fantastic to see players visiting local schools to support the programme and encourage learning.”


The football kit package includes: 14 football shirts, 1 goalkeeper shirt, 15 pairs of shorts and 15 pairs of socks.


The equipment package includes: a roller bag, bibs, training balls, pop-up goals, a whistle, a ball pump, a captain's armband, hoops, cones, bean bags, giant dice and floor markers.


The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme is supported by Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation.


Register for the Premier League Primary Stars programme on www.PLPrimaryStars.com and for more details on our PL Primary Stars programme, please click on our Juniors section or email richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk 

Tigers Trust Match Day +

22nd February 2017

The Tigers Trust will host its first Matchday at the KCOM Stadium when the Tigers take on Burnley on Saturday.

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The event will celebrate the work we do in the community and will raise funds and awareness to continue to create life-changing opportunities for children, young people, adults and individuals with disabilities in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The day will see a number of fundraising initiatives and activities taking place around the stadium, showcasing an array of the Trust’s projects. Pre-match there will be a free football session open to children aged 4-12 years at the Airco Arena which takes place from 1pm-2.30pm. Then, on the walk-up to the stadium, supporters can challenge a football freestyler outside the ground!

The Trust is also inviting along 100 of their participants from its various programmes to come and watch the Tigers in Premier League action.

At half-time, Dean Windass will be dusting down his boots and joining in with the Over 50s Walking Football group and the Down Syndrome Active group will do a lap of the pitch with Roary and Amber too!

John Davies, Trust Manager, said:

“We really appreciate the opportunity given to us by the Club and all funds raised from the Tigers Trust Matchday will go towards continuing our vital work within the community. The Trust has developed massively over the last 27 years  and some people might not know the full extent of what we do, so it’s great to get an opportunity like this and to show that the Trust is not just football focused; we help get adults back in to employment, help support local refugees, take away hundreds of teenagers on residential trips, have several disability projects and have our own Education department too, and we want to continue making a difference in the local community!”

For information on how you can support us and get involved in our work,  please email gemma.garnett@tigerstrust.co.uk


Partnership with ER Electric Eels +

2nd February 2017

We have set up a partnership to support the East Riding Electric Eel’s Powerchair Football Club.


Our apprentice's will be attending the club’s training sessions to help support the group and it's also a great opportunity for our apprentice coaches to learn more about Powerchair football.

Also, with the help of the Wheel Chair Football Association, we are putting on powerchair football coaching courses and organising training camps during the school holidays to help bring in new players and allow the club to keep growing.

The first camp has been booked at Sirius West Academy Sports Hall on:

Weds 12th April, 11am-3pm

Weds 19th April, 11am-3pm

£5 per session and open to all!

For more information or to book your place, please contact adam.newton@tigerstrust.co.uk

Education Open Day- Sat 4th March +

26th January 2017

We are holding an Education Open Day on Saturday 4th March 2017 at the Tigers Trust Offices, Airco Arena, West Park.


The event will run from 2-4pm and will give prospective students and parents/guardians, the opportunity to meet our staff, find out more information on our programmes and ask any questions. We will also be putting on a practical session for any students that wish to participate!

Visit the Education section of our website to have a look at the courses we will be offering from September 2017.

To express an interest in our education courses or for more information, please email rachel.latham-warde@tigerstrust.co.uk

Study your degree with Tigers Trust +

20th January 2017

Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? If so, come and study with the Tigers Trust in 2017/18. 

The Tigers Trust two-year Foundation Degree programme in Community Football Coaching and Development, starting in September 2017, is a course designed for individuals wanting to attain a university qualification and are passionate about pursuing a career in the football industry.

You will develop the necessary skills, qualities and characteristics that are required to work within professional football club community departments or national governing bodies.

Delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales, all lectures, seminars and tutorials are delivered in a supportive and inspirational environment via online material.  The Trust will provide you with a mentor who will guide you through your course.

Alongside the academic element of the course, you will complete up to 200 hours of voluntary coaching within the community, on a wide variety of programmes alongside the staff of the Trust, allowing students to embed and develop the coaching techniques learnt within lectures.  As your coaching skills progress you will have the opportunity to gain some paid employment on one of our varied programmes. 

In addition, you will also gain your FA Level 1 and 2 Award in Football delivered by the English Football League Trust.

Through the Trust’s partnership with the University of South Wales, you will enroll as a student at the university. Students will be able to access the university’s online library, blackboard and learning materials, providing them with the best possible learning platform to excel within.

Course Summary 

Academic Qualification 

Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development


  • FA Level 1 and 2 Award in Coaching Football
  • Community Football Development
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Aspects of youth coaching, coaching children, football coaching, football development, social inclusion and sports management skills.


The course costs are £8,000 per academic year; however, this cost is covered by student finance from which you can obtain a loan to cover course fees and some living costs.

Start Date

September 2017

Prerequisites to Apply

  • A minimum of BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 PPP or A level grades DD
  • Three A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and maths
  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

For further information on the course please contact Rachel Latham-Warde, Education Manager, Tigers Trust on rachel.latham-warde@tigerstrust.co.uk or click on the following link - http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/1035-foundation-degree-community-football-coaching-and-development