Leicester Tigers are offering a brand new initiative for primary schools to take part in after-schools sports clubs.
The Tigers’ new multi-sport programme offers pupils the opportunity to try new sports including cricket, football, rugby, tennis, dodgeball, basketball and badminton.
Dom Owen, a rugby development officer at Tigers, leads the sessions and has been visiting primary schools across Leicestershire delivering the new initiative. We caught up with him to find out more.
So what exactly is multi-sports?
“We want to create opportunities for pupils of all ages to play the sports they enjoy,” said Dom.
“Schools may not have the resources, equipment or coaching expertise in place to host after-school sports sessions, which is where the Tigers multi-sports programme comes in.”
So Leicester Tigers do more than rugby?
“It’s about supporting schools in all forms of physical activity. The role Leicester Tigers plays in the community is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and sporting opportunities, and we’re lucky to have the ability to provide structured sessions across a range of sports.”
How can schools and groups get involved?
“So far we’ve visited schools across Leicestershire and, through our links with local schools we’re planning to reach even more pupils. We're looking to support primary school PE lessons so whether you’re looking for specific sports coaching or looking to introduce new sports to youngsters, we’re excited to see where the new programme takes us.”
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