Young prospect Liam kicks on with funding from F1F

Talented teenager Liam Tibbett is pursuing his goal of becoming a professional footballer with a helping hand from the Freeman 1st Foundation. Liam signed to Hull City FC’s Academy last year after starting his footballing career with the Bridlington Rangers and is now playing for the Championship club’s under-15 side.

F1F is supporting Liam with funding for football boots, sports kit and travel costs as he works to turn his dream into reality.

It is a big commitment for the young all-rounder: he has training sessions from 6-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, match nights on Wednesdays, training and gym sessions on Saturdays and matches on Sundays. Being an academy footballer also involves lots of travel. Liam’s side are playing against counterparts from clubs including Newcastle, Leicester and Blackburn.

His mum Caroline said: 

“As a family, we are truly grateful to the Freeman 1st Foundation for the support. Liam uses his football boots more than any other shoes and wears them out very quickly, constantly working on developing his game. Hull City are very pleased with his progress and helping him with his journey as he develops his skills, explores his passion and lives his dream.”

The Freeman 1st Foundation was launched to help promising young people achieve their potential. Trustee Stuart Sanderson said: “Liam is a perfect example of the local talent we exist to support. We look forward to seeing him going from strength to strength in his footballing career.”

Liam Tibbett – Hull City football academy

Liam Tibbett at Hull City Football Academy

The Freeman 1st Foundation provides financial and practical support to young people with outstanding abilities in the arts, academia, business or sport who might otherwise be held back by their circumstances.