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!

Show Racism the Red Card Event 2016 +

15th November 2016

Tigers Trust and Hull City supported Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) efforts to educate local students by hosting an event at the Airco Arena on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

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Activities at the event helped young people to explore stereotypes, evaluate language and terminology and reflect on prejudice. A question and answer session took place, with young people putting their questions about discrimination to a panel of role models, including Hull City players Jake Livermore and Curtis Davies and local Police Officers, Chris Sewell and Karen Turner.

James Kingett, Campaign Worker said

“SRtRC worked with Hull City & the Tigers Trust on a very successful anti-racism education event last season, which also included a focus on tackling homophobia, biphobia & transphobia. It is great to be going back to the club during anti-bullying week to talk to more local young people about the impact of racism & prejudice.”

“Together with educational partners Run with It, the Trust has great relationships with schools in the local area and were fully behind the objectives of the event from the start.”

“We are delighted that the club are continuing to support the campaign during this, our 20th year and at a time when challenging racism & rejecting hatred has rarely been as important.”

The educational events at football clubs allow young people to experience a firsthand interaction with anti-racism role models in the form of professional footballers and spend time thinking critically about this important issue. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.theredcard.org/

Walking Football +

14th November 2016

Still love the game, but not the pace? ..Tigers Trust have recently set up a Walking Football session on Monday mornings at the Airco Arena, Hull.

As the name suggests, it is a standard game of football where players walk instead of run and consequrenlty it creates a game with less impact.

The session is open to all and comprises of an hour of walking football, followed by refreshments in the cafe area. 

Our Football Development Officer, Ollie Ezard, commented:

"Walking football has been hailed the UK's fastest growing sport for the over 50's and you can definitely see why! .. the participants still get to play the game they love but at their own pace and there is a great social side to the sessions too!"

Session Details: Monday 10am-11.30am, £3 per session at the Airco Arena indoor 3G pitch. 

For more details please email: ollie.ezard@tigerstrust.co.uk or call 01482 358 371