The Walter Tull Story

Walter Tull, the first ever black officer in the British Army and second black footballer to play professional football in Britain. He was a strong figure who rose above social and racial barriers of his time to succeed in his own right.
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The Life and Times of Walter Tull
1888 – 1918

We are embarking on an exciting new history project and we will be working with at least Ten Bristol Schools, local historians, volunteers and individuals as well as libraries and museums. The main aim of our project is to produce an educational pack for use in schools and learning environments around Bristol and the South West. We will also be sharing the pack further in digital form. We have many resources available, and the support and access to some great sources. We would welcome as much engagement from historians, educationalists and students as possible to enable us to produce a useable and valuable resource. To Volunteer or for further information please see our Volunteer page or contact us at info@waltertull.com

Until November 31st - 10% discount on Phil Vasili’s forthcoming biography Walter Tull, 1888-1918. Officer, Footballer. ‘All the guns in France couldn’t wake me’. Published by Raw Press
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About Us

Our Mantra is that we are an organisation run by human beings for the betterment of human beings, whoever they are and wherever they come from.

Our Mission is to use "The SMART Principle" (Sport Music and the Arts) to engage, empower and educate primarily young people and adults regardless of their ability, background or culture thereby providing tools for lifelong learning and living. At the heart of who we are and how we like to work are our core values and competencies:

Walter Tull Sports and Arts Development Association is a community social enterprise group.

Walter Tull Sports and Arts Development Association is run by a Board of Directors, staffed by workers and assisted by volunteers who are well positioned in providing services to the exacting needs of its customer base.

We deliver quality programmes and character building education that enables the recipients of our services to rise above their barriers and to access services and support that enables them to maximise their potential and fulfil their aspirations.

The group takes its name from Walter Tull, the first ever black officer in the British Army and the second black footballer to play professional football in Britain. He was a strong figure who rose above the racial barriers of his time to succeed in his own right.

Our offices are based at The Park which is a Local Opportunity Centre situated in Knowle West, Bristol. The Park is managed jointly by Bristol City Council, through the Learning Communities Team. The site features excellent business facilities and some days there can be as many as 1000 people enjoying the benefits of The Park.

We are principally a mentoring and educational support project. We work in mainstream schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and with looked after children. We have run Supplementary Schools that provided qualified teachers and pastoral workers that allowed us to offer core subjects, homework help & personal awareness training.

We have a strict policy which involves all our staff being CRB checked. Safeguarding is important to us as an organisation and we continually evaluate and improve our safeguarding guidelines and practices where necessary.

We also run events that

  • Raise awareness of issues that we identify as barriers to positive lifelong learning
  • Celebrate the successes of our organisation and the achievement of the recipients of the services that we deliver
  • Educate and empower young people, parents and the community to promote continuous improvement and positive outcomes for all.

Click here for a Menu of our events and services