One hundred years after his death, the achievements of Walter Tull, professional footballer and the first man of black heritage to become an officer in the regular British Army and lead his men in battle, were commemorated through our Tull 100 – Football Remembers project in 2018. The project celebrated the life and legacy of Walter Tull through inclusive community action.

Over two hundred community groups joined in with our Tull 100 ‘No Barriers Medal Challenge’ in 2018, which was open to football teams, youth groups, schools and community networks across the country. Groups who undertook innovative projects celebrating the legacy of Walter Tull were awarded a ‘No Barriers’ medal at the end of the year.

Big Ideas were delighted to award 29 special medals of commendation, one for each year of Walter Tull’s life, celebrating groups who organised outstanding activity as part of the Tull 100 project. Thanks to all the community groups who took part in the Tull 100 project, and congratulations to those who received one of the 29 medals of commendation.

Thanks to everyone who shared photos of their special medal with us. Tull 100 – Football Remembers was funded by Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government and Big Lottery through a National Lottery Grant. We partnered with the Premier League, the Football Association and the English Football League.