Odubajo Presents Premier League Kicks Hero Award To Tresor Kalilwa +

18th January 2017

We recently nominated one of our Kicks participants,Tresor Kalilwa, for a Premier League Kicks Hero award. Tresor was then prsented with a comic strip of his story, by Hull City Defender, Moses Odubajo on Monday Evening.


Tresor is the third person to be recognised by the Premier League Kicks Heroes campaign, which sees inspirational individuals’ stories, turned into their very own comic strip, following their involvement in the programme.

Premier League Kicks began ten years ago, and is a youth outreach programme with the aim to create safer, stronger and more respectful communities through the development of young peoples’ potential, whilst giving young people access to facilities, coaching and mentoring.

In its first decade, Premier League Kicks has engaged more than 180,000 young people in weekly football, sport and personal development sessions held at local community venues across the UK. The programme is now run by 68 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs.

Having moved to the UK from Zaire when he was eight years old, Tresor had initially found it difficult to integrate with the local community in Hull due to his lack of English. Having been involved in disputes with a neighbour after his move, he was told about the Premier League Kicks sessions being run at the University of Hull by local police officers, as a way of channelling his energy. Tresor joined and as well as making new friends at the free session, he and his team-mates made it to the final of the Premier League Kicks Cup in 2014.

Tresor, who is now fluent in English and is studying Art and Design at Hull College, has been immortalised in the comic strip illustration designed by Marvel and DC Comics artist John McCrea.

Speaking about how the programme has benefitted him, Tresor said:

“I have always wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps and to work alongside him as a tailor. When my family moved to England, I was unable to speak the language and I didn’t feel a part of the local community.

“Attending Kicks sessions gave me an outlet where I could make friends, develop my English and my self-confidence, so much so, that I am now studying Art and Design at Hull College. Not only has Kicks completely turned my life around, I’m now working towards my dream and I couldn’t have done that without the support of the Tigers Trust.”

After presenting Tresor with his comic strip, Odubajo added:

“The Tigers Trust have been brilliant at working closely with the local community to see what type of programmes and engagement are needed in and around Hull.

“Tresor is one of a number of refugees who has joined our Kicks programme over the years and who has gone on to achieve great things because of the support, guidance and help the Tigers Trust has been able to provide."

“It was great to be able to come down to the session to present Tresor with his Premier League Kicks Hero comic strip and to be able to reward the hard work and dedication he’s shown since being a part of the programme.”

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said:

“Premier League Kicks delivers sessions for young people where they are needed most, connecting football clubs with their communities in a meaningful and sustainable way.

“The Kicks Heroes campaign allows us to highlight some of those inspiring individual stories – like Tresor’s – and celebrate their achievements and thank the 68 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs currently delivering the programme.


For more information on our Premier League Kicks programme, please visit our 'Youth' section of the website or email peter.walker@tigerstrust.co.uk

NEW Kicks session! +

18th January 2017

The Tigers Trust are launching a new Premier League Kicks session at the brand new Steve Prescott Centre (formally Endeavour Sports Centre), off Beverley Road, this Friday (13th of January).


Kicks is a social inclusion project that aims to create safer and stronger communities. This is achieved by providing FREE positive activities, including football and various other sports for young people aged 10-19. The sessions are held throughout the year as the Tigers Trust staff aim to interact and engage with young people in the local area through football and sports activities.

Tigers Trust ensure sessions are what you want by listening to those young people involved – we encourage you to be a part of the Club.

Young people are welcome to just ‘turn up’ to the session and register on the night.

For more information contact the Kicks Coordinator, Peter Walker on 01482 358371 or email peter.walker@tigerstrust.co.uk

All Premier League Kicks sessions take place,

Steve Prescott Centre,

Friday – 6:00-7:30pm

University of Hull Sport Centre,

Astro turf – Friday and Saturday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Girls Dance, sports hall – Wednesday and Friday, 7:00-8:30pm

KCOM Stadium Astro Turf,

Monday – 7:00-9:00pm and Friday 6:00-8:00pm

January Health Event +

4th January 2017

On Monday 9th January, we are putting on a free health event from 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Airco Arena. The session is open to anyone aged 18 years+ and will give attendees the opportunity to try out some of our projects.


The activties will be set up on the indoor 3G pitches and will consist of: walking football, fitness circuit and 5 aside.

There is no need to pre-book your place but if you would like additional information, please contact Ollie Ezard on 01482 358 371 or email  ollie.ezard@tigerstrust.co.uk


Tigers Trust working in partnership with Hull CCG Working Voices +

15th December 2016

At Tigers Trust we have a workforce of around 40 full and part time members of staff, a large cohort of volunteers and participants,therefore we believe we are an integral organisation to get involved with the NHS Hull CCG Working Voices programme.


Matt Conway, Tigers Trust Programme Manager, was very keen to to sign up to Working Voices and commented:

“We want our workforce to know that as an organisation we care about their health and wellbeing. For us, Working Voices will help us to support our staff by providing useful health and wellbeing opportunities to them, and we will be supported by the CCG in doing so.”

One area of focus for Working Voices is that of consultation and engagement. We will work with NHS Hull CCG to ensure the right communications techniques are identified, meaning our workforce are given opportunities to get involved in consultation activities and have their voice heard.

Matt added:

“The chance for our workforce to contribute their views to the CCG, when consulting about local health care issues, is also something we value.  We are excited to be one of the first local businesses to sign up to Working Voices.”

Already, a need for mental health first aid awareness training has been identified, with specific training due to be provided for the Working Voices Champion and an in-house briefing due to be arranged for the entire workforce.

Further information about the collaboration between NHS Hull CCG and the Tigers Trust will be shared as the Working Voices programme develops.

For more information on this programme, please visit:http://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/pages/working-voices


Christopher Pickering - Golden Apple Awards 2016 +

2nd December 2016

On Thursday 1st December 2016, Christopher Pickering Primary School won the award for ‘Outstanding Sporting Achievement’ at the Hull Daily Mail’s first ever Golden Apple Awards!


Christopher Pickering was recognised as a school which went “above and beyond the requirements of the national curriculum.” and was also congratulated on its Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award.

We have been working in close partnership with Christopher Pickering this year. During this time we have delivered curriculum PE lessons, held teacher training CPD workshops and delivered assemblies and workshops to pupils about Sporting Values. They have also taken part in competitions in various sporting events.


Joy Sandford, CPPS PE Coordinator, says:

'Working with the Tigers Trust has given all the staff at CPPS a huge boost. After some fantastic CPD provided by the Tigers Trust and KS2 staff being able to observe lessons delivered by the coaches, teachers have new ideas and confidence to deliver outstanding PE lessons. This passion is transferred to the children at CPPS, making PE a significant part of our school culture. Our children love PE and strive to represent our school in competitions provided by the Tigers Trust and the School Games.' 


Richard Dexter, Tigers Trust PE Coordinator, says:

“We are very proud to work in partnership with Christopher Pickering Primary School.  It is fantastic for one of our partner schools to win such a prestigious award.  It has been clear from the offset of our partnership that everyone at Christopher Pickering sees the importance of physical education.  The pupils have shown a real desire to learn in our PE lessons, and the teaching staff have been very keen to work alongside our PE specialists and learn new ideas related to teaching PE. 

We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with such a great school.”


If you missed it, check out our Mannequin Challenge with Christopher Pickering: