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Brilliant Butlin's weekend at Tigers Challenge

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Leicester Tigers welcomed hundreds of clubs and their families to the first of two Tigers Challenge events held at Butlin's Minehead.Teams of young players from across the country and beyond took part in age groups from under-sevens up to under-15s, with under-13s and 15s age-group events for girls.   Maesteg Celtic from Wales enjoyed double success with the under-eights and under-11s winning in their age groups. The other tournament winners were Minehead Barbarians under-7s, Amman United under-nines and Wasps under-10s.   Droitwich topped the under-12s, Old Leamingtonians won the under-13s, Old Patesians from Cheltenham the under-14s and Chinnor from Oxford won in the under-15s.   Bristol Telephone Area RFC under-13s and Cleve RFC under-15s were the top girls’ sides on the day.   Scott Clarke, head of community at Leicester Tigers, said: “With more than 100 club sides participating, the standard and spirit was outstanding. All games took on board the ethos of the event to give it your all, have fun and makes friends in rugby.”   Run in partnership with ESF Events, the Tigers Challenge returns to Butlin’s at Minehead this weekend with an even bigger collection of more than 120 teams involved. Tigers coaches and referees are looking forward to another brilliant weekend of rugby with our Butlin’s hosts.   More than 10,000 players and their families will be involved in the three festivals this year and they will be joined by a guest Tigers player for the end-of-tournament prize-giving.   Find out how your group can tour with Tigers by phoning the group days team on 0116 217 1216, or email [email protected]