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Diary Dates for the 2021-2022 Season

It has been a long long 18 months but on Thursday, 2nd September 2021, we were back!

After such a long time, whilst Covid-19 pulled us apart, we were able to return and an incredible 139 were chomping at the bit to get some return to normality, to the way it used to be. Everyone was asked to respect the special Guidelines, to keep masks ready and to sit at socially distanced tables in the Kingston Suite. There was hand gel and sanitised wipes but it still seemed like ‘normal’, back among friends. At the front, there was the wonderful League One Championship Trophy, probably the first time any of us had actually seen it. It was magnificent and many members took the opportunity to have photos & selfies alongside – “look, enjoy, but don’t touch!”

At 1.45 pm David, our Chair opened proceedings with a warm welcome. He then handed over to the Club Secretary for Allen to lead us in a short time of Reflection for those members who had passed away since our last meetings. (Members) Gerry Ashton, Ken Atkinson, George Baker, Les Fuller, Brenda Fullerton, Ken Furmage, Graham Kettlewell, Pete Maltby & Ron Philips. (Member’s partners & family) Jill Crossland, John Wood & George Ellis. (Former players/coaches) Colin Appleton, Jeff Barmby, Chris Chilton & Mike Smith. All were remembered and Allen closed with two short prayers. (Following the meeting two more former players were mentioned: John McSeveney & Len Sharpe who both played for the Tigers in the early 1960s.

David then gave special appreciation for the incredible work of Paul Bryan throughout the long lockdown. Month after month Paul would ‘phone every single Senior Tiger to check on how they were. It was an incredible undertaking – 5000+ calls, some short and cheery ones, some long and caring ones. In response, Paul said, “I rang you but you spoke to me, which was great”.

David also mentioned that Alan Acklam (Acklam’s Coaches) had again put forward the sponsorship that covers the costs of our first two meetings.

As the clock reached 2.00 pm our very special Guest, George Honeyman, who was the run-away winner of our Player of the Season (20-21). Warm and spontaneous applause was soon acknowledging George as he took his place on the dais. First things first, George was presented with the wonderful Player of the Season Trophy with Pat Betts once again doing the honours. Once Goerge had lifted and admired his trophy he was then asked to swop it for a rather smaller memento!

The Chair put a string of searching questions to George but started with the most important one – how’s your ankle and when will you be back playing! George mentioned that he had been told 10 weeks at the start but things were going really well and he is hopeful of bringing that down to 10 weeks. He is running well and should soon be back among the other players on the Training Ground with hopes that it won’t be long after the current international break.

Asked about his family background he mentioned that they were not serious sportspeople although his dad supported Newcastle Unt and his mum – Sunderland! George had been turned down by the Newcastle Academy when he was 8 years old, Sunderland gave him the chance two years later. The following years required complete dedication from his parents since the Training Ground was about an hour’s drive away – there and back on two evenings every week, plus most Saturdays and Sundays. It was clear that George appreciated that level of commitment and the opportunity it gave him to follow his ambitions. He talked about key moments, debut in the cup against Bradford City, Premier League debut against Stoke and his first goals too. Asked whether his first goal was ‘good’ or a ‘fluke’ he responded with pride that he had arrived at the back post on time to tap it in. He gave praise to two of his key coaches through the academy – Kevin Ball & Ged McNamee.

Personal highs, like being appointed Captain under manager Jack Ross, the first lad from the Academy to become Captain for many a long year. Lows, relegation from the Championship to League One. He was completely taken by surprise when Hull City came calling for him, completely out of the blue and suddenly he was in Hull, put up in the Beverley Arms Hotel. Playing high tempo saw him quickly win over the fans and he admitted it was hard during the lockdown not having those fans alongside. George admitted he tried to avoid superstitions, rather rife among footballers, he wants to get on with his game. The recent arrival of Tom Huddleston excites him and the team. George admitting it was “great to see someone to look up to and bounce off”. It was clear that he is really looking forwards to playing in tandem with ‘The Hudd’. Spirit seems to be very much alive in the team, loads of fun and constant banter bring many belly laughs – and the culprit in chief? Josh Maginnis!

George recognises that there are challenges ahead in the Championship but we are a team with great local strength, really exciting for the future even if it means some mistakes will occur along the way. Consistency will be the key. Does being in Hull match his experiences at Sunderland? One clear difference is that in the North East everyone follows football and there is simply no place to hide, in Hull those passions are divided between football and rugby league and that can be the difference in doing a bit of anonymous local shopping! Asked about the growing problem of professional fouls, e.g. Shirt tugging, he tried to remain non-committal, “How can I complain? I do it!” He liked the idea of being a rather irritating player for the opposition, always up in their faces. He suggested that what he lacks in stature he can replace with that irritating attitude.

What a fabulous Q&A session from a player clearly comfortable among us. Let’s hope we see him on the field soon.

There was a short break, giving members to sign up for activities and collect their new membership cards. Last opportunities were also taken for photos with the League One Championship Trophy. Members were then welcomed to our Annual Meeting which included the Chair’s End of Year Report, the receiving of our Accounts and an update on the website changes. We shared appreciation for two retiring members of the committee, Helen Carter & John Watt. The remaining seven members were re-elected and joined by Tony Conway. Tony has done a massive job chairing the Memorabilia & Heritage Project and will be a great addition to the committee.

Barbara confirmed that the first two trips (September to Filey & Thornton le Dale and October to Ripon) were now fully booked. The first two visits to The Deep for the Silver Sharks sessions were filling well. Next month we will be taking bookings for the Christmas Luncheon on December 2nd.

We are truly back, yes, The Senior Tigers are back!

It was great to get our first outing on the way, after the Covid lockdown, with 42 members enjoying a trip to Filey and Thornton-le-Dale!

The sun was shining and the hour and a half of leisure time was lovely.

Some went for coffee, some for a walk, some bargain hunting in Dixons, while others enjoyed sitting in the gardens overlooking the bay.

Our lunch at the Glasshouse by Charlottes was really enjoyable and the staff made it a successful experience.

Getting to Thornton-le-Dale was a bit delayed, due to a problem with getting a coach through a road where day-trippers had decided to park on double yellow lines making the access for our coach almost impossible.

We had about an hour, when we finally arrived, giving us time for a delicious ice-cream, and a walk around the beautiful village.

Our journey home was extended due to our driver trying to avoid two accidents, but finally got back to the MKM stadium safely after a great day out.

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

Senior Tigers Meeting on 7th October at the usual time of 13-45 in the Dugout. This is our regular monthly meeting following a similar format to previous seasons. Guest speakers and more details will appear here nearer the time.

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

Leaving MKM stadium at 8.45am to arrive Ripon at 10.30am, at the Workhouse Museum and gardens.

Here there is an option for morning coffee/tea with biscuits for an extra £2.00 or coffee/teawith a jam and cream scone for £2.50.

The cost of the coach will be £14.50.

Then there is a conducted tour taking 11/2 hours, by people in costume.

At 12.30 you will have free time to do as you like.

It will be market day, there is a beautiful cathedral to visit which is free to enter, lots of cafes and coffee shops, and a few pubs.  There is also a nice riverside walk along the banks of the River Skell.

Then we will meet up at the  Courthouse museum at 3.00pm, for a tour and a Court Case!

We will leave at 4.00 pm for our journey home.

Ripon is the smallest City in Yorkshire, but the oldest in England.

The cost of the tours of the 2 museums is £12.

There is also a police museum, so if anyone wishes to do that in the 2 1/2 hours free time - then its £7.50 payable on the door.

So for Bus only  £14.50 (for anyone just wanting a day out)

Bus & Tours   £26.50

Bus , tours, tea & biscuits £28.50

Bus, tours, tea and scones £29.00

Contact Barbara by text or phone on 07941 691595

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

Senior Tigers Meeting on 4th November at the usual time of 13-45 in the Dugout. This is our regular monthly meeting following a similar format to previous seasons. Guest speakers and more details will appear here nearer the time.

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

Senior Tigers Lunch on 2nd December 12-00 in the Circle Restaurant. More details and confirmation of the venue will appear here nearer the time..

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Spectators welcome

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

WALKING FOOTBALL

Venue: Tigers Trust Arena 10-00am - 12-00pm

This is an ideal fit for Senior Tigers, targeting over 50s. Good exercise but with no running!

60 minutes of activity and 60 minutes of relaxation/ refreshments etc

£3 per session or £15 for the full 6 weeks

No experience needed, just turn up with a pair of trainer

Spectators welcome

Shorts/trackie bottoms and tee-shirt will be ideal

Further details from Trevor Richardson or contact the Tigers Trust

Senior Tigers Meeting on 6th January at the usual time of 13-45 in the Dugout. This is our regular monthly meeting following a similar format to previous seasons. Guest speakers and more details will appear here nearer the time.

Senior Tigers Meeting on 3rd February at the usual time of 13-45 in the Dugout. This is our regular monthly meeting following a similar format to previous seasons. Guest speakers and more details will appear here nearer the time.

Senior Tigers Meeting on 3rd March at the usual time of 13-45 in the Dugout. This is our regular monthly meeting following a similar format to previous seasons. Guest speakers and more details will appear here nearer the time.

Senior Tigers Meeting on 7th April at the usual time of 13-45 in the Dugout. This is our regular monthly meeting following a similar format to previous seasons. Guest speakers and more details will appear here nearer the time.

Senior Tigers End of Season Lunch on 5th May from 12-00 in the Circle Restaurant. More details and confirmation of the venue will appear here nearer the time..