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Inclusion group ‘Get Started’ with Tigers Foundation

The Leicester Tigers Foundation is playing a key role in creating opportunities for youngsters to get into sport and improve their employability. 

The club welcomed the latest group of 17-21 years olds to Mattioli Woods Welford Road to take part in the ‘Get Started with Multi-Sports’ week hosted by the club’s Inclusion Manager Tilly Higgs. 

Tilly led a full week of activities for the young people, which was organised in partnership with the Princes Trust and The Yes Project.

The aim was to introduce the group to a variety of new sports, as well as improve their knowledge base around a career in sport.

The group also visited the near-by Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre as well as over the road on Nelson Mandela Park discovering more about sports leadership.

Tilly Higgs, who joined the club in June 2021, said: “Last week, we ran a Get Started with Multi-Sports Week in partnership with the Princes Trust and the Yes Project.

“We welcomed ten young people aged between 17 and 21, who attended the week because of their keen interest in sport and to help take positive steps towards their future careers.

“We held classroom based activities including nutrition, fitness measurement, leadership and employability and a variety of sporting sessions such as Judo, Boxing, Badminton and Volleyball.

“It was a great week with all the young people increasing in confidence and knowledge and it was lovely to see them all progress and develop.

“A big thank you to The YES project and Prince Trust for running the event alongside us and supporting the activities across the week.”

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