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Introducing ‘My First Matchday’

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All season long, we’re sharing fans ‘My First Matchday’ stories as we hear about supporter’s experiences visiting Welford Road.

Tigers recorded their first win of the season against Newcastle Falcons at the club’s first home game of the Gallagher Premiership season – so what better way to kick-off our ‘My First Matchday’ series.

Ahead of Tigers 49 - 33 home win, we caught up with Tom Muirhead and Jamie Beaglehole and their two adopted sons Lyall and Richard.

“We’re super excited about today”, Tom said. “The ground is buzzing and the Tigers in the Park event is a great way to get everyone in the mood ahead of kick-off.

Jamie added: “We’re not necessarily big sports fans, but we do have rugby running through our family as my dad and Tom’s dad both love the sport. So we’re excited to come along today and experience what Welford Road is all about. 

“The kids love coming to sports events and soaking up the atmosphere, and all our friends and family always say how great a day out at the rugby is.” 

Tom and Jamie have both lived in Leicester for around 20 years, but had never been to a Tigers match before.

“People have told us to expect a super family friendly and there’s a good level of banter between the home and visiting fans who are mixed in together, which is great to see in sport.

“It’s our home stadium”, Jamie added. “Having lived in Leicester near on 20 years, we can’t quite believe we haven’t been down to a Tigers match already, so we thought what better way to introduce the boys to the game than the opening home fixture.

“As we mentioned, we weren’t particularly into sport, but since we adopted the boys we’ve embraced lots of new sports as a family. We also run our own blog sharing our adventures, so no doubt we’ll be back at Welford Road very soon.” 

We want to hear from you! If you’re a new season ticket holder, experiencing your first matchday, or have simply never been to Welford Road until this season, get in touch via social media by either tweeting or direct messaging the Tigers Twitter and Facebook channels.