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Junior Tigers takeover matchday

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The Junior Tigers Club took over Leicester Tigers on Sunday with young fans getting involved behind the scenes at Welford Road.

While the Tigers and London Wasps players were providing the action on the pitch, our JTC members took on roles off the field in the second Junior Tigers Club Takeover Day.

The JTC Takeover began with 11-year-old Shannon Green designing the billboard poster to promote the game, which was displayed on Aylestone Road, next to the Welford Road stadium.

Tom Smart and Emily Blackwell-Lill interviewed players on behalf of guests in the European Suite and 1880 respectively. JTC members William Clement and Leah Strong helped club mascot Welford complete his matchday duties, others took part in the Tiger Cubs lap of honour before kick-off and mascots Charlotte Frazer, Austin Walker and Billy Louis joined captain Toby Flood in leading the team out for the game.

Courtney Orr took on the matchday announcer’s role, Emily Rowlands was the matchday reporter and Ryan Whiston interviewed Julian Salvi, Dan Cole and Aviva man-of-the-match Jordan Crane for Leicester Tigers TV after the final whistle.

Lemon Jelly Arts took a group of young fans through their steps with a dance class in the JTC VIP area in the Caterpillar Stand before the game. They then took their performance onto the pitch to entertain the 24,000 capacity crowd at half-time.

Chris Rose, Tigers head of brand development, said: “The JTC Takeover Day was a great success and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing families to Welford Road and to being part of our Tigers Family.

“It was a great opportunity for our young fans to see behind the scenes at the club and we are happy we are able to do it.”

The Junior Tigers Club is supported by Crusha and is the place for fans aged under 16 years to celebrate their support of the Tigers.

Join us at each home game in the JTC VIP area in Final Whistle for fun and activities with Welford the mascot and a Tigers player, and enjoy a free milkshake from the Crusha milkshake bar.

Membership of JTC is free and you can join now by clicking here