Match of the Day Feature +28th November 2016
On Sunday 27th November, our Tigers Kicks International feature aired on BBC's Match of the Day. The piece highlighted the work we are doing in the local community to help support Refugees and Asylum Seekers through football.
The 42 participants were joined by Club Captain Michael Dawson at the session and they partook in games and challenges alongside him.
Tigers Trust were approached by local doctor (Dr Mohammad Alhamas) in January 2016, who had the idea to get local refugees fit and healthy by participating with sport and saw Tigers Trust as the people to help him with this vision. The Trust were keen on the idea and wanted to help these people feel part of the community and integrate them along with hopefully dispelling a few myths about refugees and asylum seekers.
Ollie Ezard (Project Co-ordinator) commented:
“Tigers Kicks International has provided refugees and asylum seekers a platform to play football in a friendly environment whilst at the same time meet new friends, build confidence and skills such as teamwork. The project is ever growing with now 60 participants registered and plans to expand the delivery to two evenings a week along with a children’s session.”
For more information on our Tigers Kicks International project, please email email@example.com