The Tigers Trust are proud to provide multiple opportunities that allow girls and women to engage with physical activity.
This year alone, the charity has engaged with 405 girls through its delivery of the Premier League Kicks programme.
Lou Dealtry-Todd, 16, is taking full advantage of these opportunities and has now been involved with the organisation across multiple years.
Starting as a participant at the Trust’s football camps, Lou has always had a passion for the sport.
She said: “I love football because it keeps me fit and healthy, and it’s helped me make lots of friends!
“When I am on a football pitch playing football, I don't think about anything else in the world.”
In the summer of 2021, Lou enjoyed a period of volunteering on the football camps she once attended.
Her welcoming and infectious personality has helped her build a strong rapport with staff members from the Tigers Trust, which has led to access to other opportunities.
This positive reputation meant that Lou was put forward to be a Match Ball Assistant for Hull City during the 2021/22 campaign.
Speaking about her Match Ball Assistant duties, Lou said: “I absolutely loved being a Match Ball Assistant, watching the games and helping both Hull City and the Tigers Trust.”
This year will see Lou start college to undergo a Sport Studies course, and she hopes that in a few years she can inspire other females to get involved with football.
If you want to follow Lou’s pathway and find out more about the female sessions that the Tigers Trust deliver, please click here.