Leicester Tigers staged a first online meeting of the Supporters’ Forum this week, discussing issues in the game of rugby and the effects of the Coronavirus shutdown.
The Supporters’ Forum usually meets with senior club staff members six times a season at Welford Road to discuss openly all aspects of the running of their club and, although the stadium is unavailable at the moment, the online version allowed the group to come together again.
The agenda covered items including the implications of the suspension of fixtures, changes in the playing squad and at boardroom level, ticketing and retail.
Chris Rose, the Tigers’ head of brand who chairs the forum, said: “It’s obviously frustrating that we can’t get together for our regular meetings, especially with all of the issues and talking points around the game at the moment, but we still wanted to be able to talk to the Forum members and hear their views.
“The online version went very well and we’ve had some very encouraging feedback from members on the format.
“I think everyone on both sides took something out of it and I thank everyone who took part for their time, interest and feedback.
“There’s no doubt that coming through the lockdown there will be changes to the way so many things operate in the world and we’ve had a glimpse now of being able to involve supporters online and it will give us something to think about going forward.”
The Supporters’ Forum's aims include giving fans a chance to communicate directly with Tigers in a structured manner while also helping the club’s understanding of the issues that most concern the Tigers Family.