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Europe20 | Class of 2000/01 share final memories

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Former Leicester Tigers stars Tim Stimpson and Ben Kay are the latest legends to share their memories of the 2000/01 European Cup final as part of the club’s 20th anniversary celebration. 

The club went on to a 34-30 victory over Stade Français at the Parc des Princes in Paris to lift the Heineken Cup as European champions for the first time.
To mark the occasions, supporters are invited to a special evening now taking place on Friday, June 25, following the latest government four-step Covid-19 announcement.

Legends of the club will return to look back the club’s journey to the final with fans invited to share in the memories alongside a three-course meal and Q&A sessions on with Tigers past and present. 

You can read the Road to the Final so far looking back at how Tigers advanced through from the Pool Stage by clicking here

Tiger-come-board member Ben Kay would go onto become one of the most successful players in rugby history as a Rugby World Cup winner, British & Irish Lion, England international, double European champion and six-time English league.

The former lock looks back on where it all started and being a part of ‘that’ squad. 

The metronomic boot of Tim Stimpson would play a key role on cup final day kicking five penalties and two conversions, including a touchline kick in the closing minutes in the 34-30 win in Paris.

Over the coming weeks, keep an eye on the Leicester Tigers social media channels for more memories for the class of 00/01 as we build up to the celebration event on June 25.

The 2021 celebration event is hosted in partnership with Switch the Play Foundation, a charity co-founded by Lloyd and the UK's only charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition into life outside of sport.

Tickets for the evening are priced at £125 + VAT. Tables of 10 are £1200 + VAT. Supporters can also secure their individual places or tables with a 20% deposit and the pay the rest at a later date.

Organised in partnership with The Sporting Club, if this event be postponed or cancelled for any Covid-19 restrictions, guests will have the option to have their places credited across to the new date or can be refunded. 

To book your place, click the link below