Leicester Tigers’ community work alongside Premiership Rugby has been recognised as the organisation was included on the shortlist for the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2018.
Premiership Rugby’s aim is to become the “most welcoming league” in the world to fans of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and circumstances.
Tigers’ work in the community involves creating opportunities for people to take part and experience rugby through activities, educational programmes and matchdays at Welford Road.
The new Project Rugby initiative sees Tigers coaches visiting schools, clubs and groups from black, Asian and minority ethnicity communities, introducing them to the sport and supporting their development through creating opportunities.
Programmes like Aggregate Industries Concrete Rugby and The Nottingham’s tag rugby festivals give pupils the chance to pick up the rugby ball, while special educational needs and disability schools take inspiration from the Leicester Tigers wheelchair rugby team’s success.
Tigers coaches also host rugby camps at clubs across the UK and abroad for youngsters, meeting current Tigers players and developing their own game.
The winner of the award category will be announced on April 26 and for more information about the community programmes Leicester Tigers run, visit the link below.