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:


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 ollie.ezard@tigerstrust.co.uk

'Get into Sport' with Tigers Trust and Tommy Coyle Academy +

23rd November 2016

We are delivering a 'Get into Sport' course, in partnership with the Princes Trust & Tommy Coyle Academy from Monday 5th- Friday 9th December 2016.


The course is for young people aged 16-25 years old, that are not currently in education, employment or training. This is an excellent five day programme which develops a young person’s confidence and motivation, whilst working as part of a team alongside sport professionals.

This could be their first step into a more positive outcome, leading onto further programmes, work experience and possible job outcomes. 

Taster Session: Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Airco Arena, Hull, HU3 6GA

Course Dates: Monday 5th December- Friday 9th December at the Airco Arena, Hull, HU3 6GA

The course is FREE to attend and includes travel expenses, lunch will also be provided for participants. 

For more information: please email matt.barr@tigerstrust.co.uk or call 01482 358 371 

Premier League 4 Sport Regional Basketball Event +

22nd November 2016

On a blustery, crisp November morning 14 enthusiastic Premier League 4 Sport Basketball representative’s set out on the long journey up to Middlesbrough College for the first regional competition of the 2016/17 project year.

Driven up by the ever reliable Garry Clutterbrook of Achieve Potentials, the teams arrived with time to spare. The venue was a fantastic double court sports hall with plenty of space for all teams to observe all the matches.

Hull were joined by representatives from Newcastle, Sunderland and the hosts Middlesbrough in two age categories, under 16’s and under 18’s. To start it off, Hull Tigers Trust took on the hosts in the 5v5 format. With 10 minute halves and a female representative always on court, the tournament allowed for lots of game time and was very inclusive.

The Under 18’s side had an intense, high octane encounter which saw Hull scrape a 14-12 victory. The Under 16’s were on fire with high quality passing, a great defensive structure and clinical finishing which led to a great first double for the Tigers.

The next encounter saw Hull’s teams play Newcastle, which once again proved to be a great spectacle. It was the turn for the Under 18’s to really click, playing with a great intensity and took the game out of the Newcastle reach, even if when the Newcastle team were hitting plenty of 3 pointers! The Under 16’s had a much tougher task with their game going all the way to overtime! Thanks to some calm composure in defence and some great finishing, the Hull team came through on top to get the second win of the day.

The final encounter saw Hull play Sunderland in a game which would decide the winners for both ages. With the teams getting stronger as the tournament went on, Tigers Trust’s Under 16’s got off to a very strong start and didn’t stop cruising to a 20 point victory to take the title. The Under 18’s got off to a steady start but had to endure a long injury break after an unfortunate incident. Once the incident had been sorted, the very confident side went on to win and to also take the title.

After a fantastic day with lots of laughs and positive play, all sides could go home with their heads held high. The true winners were Basketball, and it was great to see how much each community had developed the sport.

A big thank you to Steve and Alan Cawthorne for hosting the event and making it look very professional!