Tribune Trust grant £1075 for PL Kicks summer competitions +

24th August 2017

“We are very thankful to the Tribune Trust to allow us to host theses competitions through their grants”, Pete Walker, PL Kicks Coordinator, Tigers Sport and Education Trust.

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With the summer almost at an end and a time when young people struggle to find activities to do and the motivation to do them. The Tigers Trust were pleased they was able to supply the young people that attend the PL Kicks sessions with a free tournament. This was achieved through help from the Tribune Trust and their funding process, the Tribune Trust aim to carry out such goals as promote sport and recreation and reduce crime and disorder. Which PL Kicks ticks all the boxes for and helped finalise their decision to grant the PL Kicks project £1075 to organise the tournaments.

Pete Walker, Premier League Kicks Coordinator, said, “We are very thankful to the Tribune Trust to allow us to host theses competitions through their grants, it’s great that our aims are the same and we can access such funding to host these type of events in our area. We used the funding to contribute towards pitch hire, awards, food and drinks for participants and much more.

If it wasn’t for the funding we wouldn’t have been able to put on the event like we did, it was great being able to supply food for the young people after the tournament. Sometimes during holiday periods young people tend to spend time outside the house or parents are at work, so they may not access food like they would when at school or college. I’m sure the young people appreciated our efforts in supplying food and drinks during the day.

These tournaments and weekly sessions aim to promote our sporting activities, health and wellbeing and reduce anti-social behaviour, especially during these holiday periods in the year”.

 

Across two tournaments that were hosted in the week saw just over 80 young people turn up to play with friends they attend sessions with, new participants and young people from across our sessions from different areas of Hull.  

 

Kayleigh Jackson, Social Inclusion Officer at Tigers Trust said, “It was good to see young people turn up from across the city and all take part in the tournament together. We promote social inclusion and community cohesion and these tournaments did just that”.

Adam McWhannel, NCS Coordinator at the Tigers Trust had this to say, “I volunteered during the tournament to officiate games amongst the young people, it also gave me a really good chance to engage with them and help promote the National Citizen Service (NCS) that we run during the summer, there were a lot of young people who meet the age bracket for next summer so it was nice to talk to them about NCS and how it can be beneficial for them along their pathway as a young person”. 

 

A huge thanks must go to the Tribune Trust who kindly contributed the funding for these tournaments. We hope to work with the organisation in the near future to carry on our positive work.

You can keep up to date with the Tribune Trust through their website, www.tribunetrust.org

Help with Fundraising Display Banners +

7th August 2017

We would like to say a big thank you to Quardant2Design for donating three banners to the Tigers Trust to help promote our work in the local community of Hull and East Riding. 

 

Dorset based, modular exhibition system company, Quadrant2Design have donated three of their Tui banner-stand displays to the Tiger Trust. Director, Alan Jenkins commented “It really is a great pleasure to help, and we hope these banner displays will aid the work of this amazing organisation”.

Partnership Development Officer at Tigers Trust, Gemma Garnett commented: "We get lots of use out of banners at local schools and events. But obviously they are costly items for a charity, therefore we grealty appreciate the gesture from Quadrant2Design."

To have a look at ways your business could support the Tigers Trust, please visit our Support Page or email gemma.garnett@tigerstrust.co.uk 

Premier League and BT celebrate disability programme with ‘Festival of Sport’ +

12th July 2017

This week our DS Active team took part in a special ‘Festival of Sport’ event hosted by the Premier League and BT at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, to celebrate the first successful year of the Premier League and BT’s partnership.

 

The ‘Festival of Sport’ was hosted by BT presenters Abi Griffiths and Jake Humphrey, and saw participants from twenty clubs, who run the Premier League and BT Disability programme, take part in a range of different sports, including athletics, boccia and basketball, each developing their own skills throughout the event by recording their best times and results at each sports station.

 

The three-year Premier League and BT Disability programme aims to inspire disabled people through sport and will see the organisations work together to provide funding to Premier League clubs to create more opportunities for disabled people across England and Wales.

 

Since the Premier League and BT Disability programme was launched at the London Stadium last September, clubs have engaged over 10,000 disabled people and 27% of those taking part in club sessions have been female.

 

The programme looks to encourage disabled people to be more physically active and to help access talent pathways and more mainstream opportunities. Other supportive work has been done in partnership with the clubs, The Shippey Campaign and The Lord Taverners to implement sensory rooms at stadiums, following successful introductions at Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Watford.

 

Jake Humphrey, BT Ambassador, said: “It's amazing to see all of these young kids, giving it their all, and just having a brilliant day. There's a good competitive spirit. 

 

“The important thing, is that without this Premier League and BT initiative, a lot of these groups wouldn't be put on because it just costs so much money and the finances simply wouldn't be there. You come on a day like this and you see that absolutely it is making a difference. It's really important.” 

 

Nick Perchard, Head of Community, Premier League added: “The Festival of Sport was designed to bring together the inspiring individuals from clubs who have been taking part in disability sessions over the past season, to share their stories and experiences, whilst also trying a range of different sports.

 

“The event has been the perfect way to celebrate the first year of the partnership with BT and to showcase the great inclusive work that clubs are delivering week-in-week-out. I look forward to seeing how this programme continues to develop over the next two years.”

Tigers Trust Host South African U13 Football Team +

5th July 2017

This week, Tigers Trust plays host to an U13 Football Team from South Africa,Tramways FC. The Trust have planned a week of exciting activties and experiences for the team including stadium tours, football tournaments and visiting tourist attratctions. 

 

Tramways FC use football as a vehicle to give children the opportunity to play and have fun in a safe and controlled environment. The under 13 squad consist of players from various disadvantaged communities that were created by the Apartheid government. These communities are infected with gangs, drugs and high unemployed youth and early school drop outs. Most of the squad’s daily challenge is to keep safe and focus on staying in school due to gang violence that on the increase on the Cape Flats.

 

The street is very unsafe and with limited recreation facilities they have to find safe spaces outside their respective communities. Tramways FC provides this safe space with weekly training session. During this time the boys can play football and feel safe. The squad has been together for four years and have now managed to gain promotion to the Super league; a very competitive league in Cape Town Tygerberg LFA.

 

The reason the team have travelled to Hull, is because 10 years ago, the Tramways FC Coach, Coach Desiree, had the experience of being coached by Matt Barr, a member of the Tigers Trust team and since then, always had the desire to expose children to opportunities outside their daily living space.  

 

Coach Desiree, commented: 

"I have been involved with football  development for the past 10 years. In 2008 I had the privilege of completing a coaching course conducted by Coaching for Hope football with Matt Barr, from the Tigers Trust. This opportunity will be amazing for the team; I believe that the life-skills and valuable lessons that you learn from visiting other countries can add to your desire and hunger for success." 

 

U13 Tramways FC player, Ryan, commented:

"We have all been watching English Football on television and dreamt of going to England. When our Coach Desiree told us we might travel to England, we all got super excited. We looking forward to travelling to a new country and playing football with other children. We would like to visit some of the stadiums and experience football in England."    

 

Tigers Trust  Project Coordinator, Matt, has organised the trip and arranged for the team to visit Anfield Stadium, The National Football Museum, Gravity, The Deep and Beverley Minster and in addition to this, partake in skill drills with Hull City Academy and get invovled in local football tournaments. 

 

We will keep you updated of the teams actvities on our social media platforms over the next week! 

Premier League Schools Tournament +

24th May 2017

The Premier League Schools Tournament took place at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, on Tuesday 23rd May.

 

The annual tournament, which is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, is now in its twelfth year and sees representatives of all 20 Premier League clubs take part in two six-a-side competitions running simultaneously on the pitch – an Under 11s mixed team tournament and an Under 13s girls’ tournament.

 

Each of the 20 Premier League clubs have held their own heats and qualifiers to determine which schools will be representing them in the Tournament at Chelsea’s home ground. Over 11,000 young people and 1,400 schools have taken part this year.

 

Swanland Primary School representing Hull City in the Under 11’s competition, whilst St.Marys College represented Hull, for the Under 13’s Tournament.

 

The young people taking part in the Tournament received an authentic Premier League matchday experience, and walked out to the Premier League anthem, wearing their Hull City kit. The matches were officiated by PGMOL Select Group 2 referees Chris Kavanagh, James Adcock, James Linington, Oliver Langford, Simon Hooper and Tim Robinson.

 

Both teams played really well but unfortunately were knocked out the group stages, but did themselves, the club and their schools proud. This was echoed by our Senior Sports Coach, Marc Daddy, who accompanied the teams on the trip, he commented:

 

“It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved, both teams deserved this opportunity and did themselves, their schools and us proud”

 

For more information on our Premier League Primary Stars programme, please visit the Juniors section of our website or email richard.dexter@tigerstrust.co.uk