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Join us for Oakham tag fun day

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Leicester Tigers are inviting young players to take part in a fun day of tag rugby at Oakham RFC as part of their Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme.

Tigers community coaches will be at the Showground in Oakham on Saturday, October 29 running free tag sessions for children in school years three, four, five and six.

The event starts at 11am and children in those school years are invited to take part. There will also be a chance for youngsters to sign up to the Junior Tigers Club for free.

The event is the culmination of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme, which Tigers coaches have been running in Oakham Schools.

The programme involves Tigers coaches visiting schools and giving a six-week introduction to rugby. Tigers work with teachers to continue with tag rugby once the club’s coaches have left and sets of equipment and teaching resources are distributed.

Now Tigers are holding a fun day with Oakham RFC to encourage young players to continue playing or to take up the sport.

“Children who are interested in finding out about rugby, their local rugby club and experiencing the game are welcome to come along,” says Rob Bryant, Tigers rugby development officer.

“It will be a fun day of rugby with lots going on and the chance to watch the Oakham first-team game afterwards.

"We would like to thank Oakham RFC for their support, the local club structure is vital to ensure the legacy of the programme.”

Tigers coaches are currently taking the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools to pupils in 17 schools in Leicester and are looking for more city schools to work with on the next stage, which starts on October 31.

For more information on the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme contact the Tigers community department on 0844 856 1880 or email [email protected]