Join In The Graham Kettlewell Shield Football Tournament


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Hull College - in partnership with LADS FC - is delighted to be hosting a ‘Get Your Head In The Game’ football tournament to raise awareness of the importance of mental health on World Mental Health Day 2021.

The 6-a-side tournament for staff and students at the college, along with a number of specially invited guests, will see teams compete for the Graham Kettlewell Shield - named after the former Hull College employee who sadly passed away earlier this year - at the Steve Prescott Centre on Sunday 10th October.

Event Details

What: Graham Kettlewell Shield
When: Sunday 10th October (11am-3.30pm)
Location: Steve Prescott Centre (Temple St, Hull HU5 1AD)
For: Hull College Staff & Students

The Tournament

• A total of 12 teams in 3 groups of 4 teams
• 6 players on each team (squad size unlimited)
• 20 minute games
• Each team will play each other team in their group once  
• Group winners & best runner-up will progress into the semi-finals knockout stage
• Winners will lift the Graham Kettlewell Shield

How To Get Involved

Please submit teams via the form here to confirm your team name & player details. The tournament is open to all Hull College staff and students. Both single and mixed sex teams will be accepted. There are only a limited number of team spots available, so make sure you’re quick to guarantee your spot!

Registration Deadline: Friday 1st October 2021

The overall objective of the tournament is to raise awareness of mental health issues for our students and introduce them to the support that is available to them - both at college and in and around the city of Hull - should they or any of their friends/family need it.

David Greenway - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead at Hull College - said: “This tournament is designed to raise awareness and start conversations around mental health and wellbeing. Mental health is a very prominent topic at the moment, and it’s important for people, especially our students, to know that there is always someone to talk to whatever problems they are having to deal with.

“Being active and participating in any sport is a great way of keeping physically and mentally fit, relieving stress and anxiety, which is one of the key reasons why we, working with our partners Lads FC, came up with the idea for this tournament. Ultimately, it's all about everyone involved enjoying the day and raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing for all, and of course support each other.”


LADS FC is a non-profit football club which has two main aims:

1: To raise funds for various local charities

2: To provide a place for players to escape the stresses of everyday life, have a laugh playing football and allow them to feel included within a social group or team.

With a focus on mental health, the club is a place where anyone can speak up without fear of being judged or work on their physical fitness by playing in competitive or casual games. They pride themselves on being open and inclusive for anyone and everyone. Despite being called LADS FC, they have two female players and welcome players of any sex, race, religion or ability to join their club.

For more information about LADS FC, please visit

Facebook: Ladsfchull
Twitter: @LadsFC_Hull

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