Flynn Clark first attended the Tigers Trust in 2016 under the disability banner due to him being profoundly deaf.
Flynn was initially a shy character during the initial sessions that he attended with his brother Aaron.
His confidence soon grew, however, with support from Premier League Kicks Disability Lead Officer Millie Sharp.
Millie was soon able to identify that Flynn was excelling in the disability sessions and wanted him to gain the best possible experience from the Trust.
From this, he was signposted towards the Premier League Kicks programme.
The Premier League Kicks project has been running in the most high-need areas of Hull since September 2010, engaging with over 2,000 participants each year.
Flynn has now built up brilliant relationships and has great rapport with staff and regularly attends the city-wide sessions.
Kayleigh Jackson, Social Inclusion Manager, has worked closely with Flynn and says he has “come on leaps and bounds” since his first involvement with the Trust.
“Flynn and I have a great relationship and I hugely respect his positive attitude and determination despite the challenges he faces with communication," she said.
"He really is a great role model for younger participants to look up to. He encourages other participants and he’s a little gem to be around.”
His reliability has now been replicated in his duties as a Matchball Assistant for Hull City during home matches, a role in which he has hugely impressed.
We are also now proud to have him volunteering on sessions, helping communicate with other participants through sign language.
Thank you, Flynn.