Staff at Welford Road handed over the reins to young Tigers fans as they took over matchday roles around the ground for this season’s Junior Tigers Club Takeover Day.
More than 20 Junior Tigers Club members went behind-the-scenes for Leicester Tigers sell-out Aviva Premiership fixture against local rivals Northampton Saints.
The club welcomed the youngsters to take on matchday roles such as photographer, reporter, social media assistant, stadium announcer, kitman, DJ, interviewer and designer.
The Junior Tigers Club is a free membership for under-16’s to enjoy exclusive access, competitions offers and matchday activities as well as the chance to meet Tigers players.
Supported by club partners The Nottingham Building Society and Next, mini mascots also joined in the fun with the opportunity to walk out in front of a sell-out Welford Road.
Dom McGeever, marketing and promotions executive at Leicester Tigers who runs the Junior Tigers Club, said:
Each season, we give lucky youngsters the chance to go behind-the-scenes and get as much out of the Takeover Day as possible - making it an experience they will never forget.
📸 Junior Tigers Club Takeover Day at Welford Road. #TigersFamily 🐯 pic.twitter.com/vGZL4idy30— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) April 15, 2018
“A huge well done to all our winners and a big thank you to their parents who helped in supporting the day. The Junior Tigers Club has more than 40,000 members signed up and offers access to the Junior Tigers Club VIP area on matchday with plenty of activities for all and, who knows, it may even be you joining us for next year’s Takeover Day”.
Well done to Harry Booton (photographer), Will Rathbone (reporter), Zara Wildsmith (matchday interviewer), Jacob Bassford (social media assistant), Erin Sandham-Bailey (DJ), Patrick Dodds (announcer), Zak Barber (kitman), Eloise Kennard (T-shirt & poster designer), Luke Jesson (mini Welford Mascot) and Oliver Blake (mini Robin Hood).
Well done to our The Nottingham Building Society mascots Geoffrey Orridge, Connor Brown, Jayden Seaton, Erin Bowdler and Morgan Wilkins and our Next mascots Janette Picking, Phoebe Armiger, Jimmy Hicklin, Edward Spencer and Kimberley Perkins.
Check out some of our favourite photos from the weekend in our gallery above and across Tigers social media channels.
To find out more about the Junior Tigers Club, visit the link below and sign up today.