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Project Rugby donations beat expectations

Leicester Tigers players, supporters and local rugby have continued to donate old, un-used and unwanted kit to support the work of the club’s Project Rugby programmes. 

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The Tigers squad generously donated training tops, shorts and boots to the cause dropping off kit in the Project Rugby Donation Point.

Leicester Lions, Old Laurentians and Old Leamingtonians rugby clubs have all also got behind the initiative, which is providing young people with access to rugby kit. 

Tigers supporters also donated gear and equipment at the club’s final two home games of the season and club partner Joules, who fit out the Tigers squad on matchdays, have kindly donated drawstring bags to store kit. 

The campaign is already providing new opportunities for young people to get into rugby as pupils at Fullhurst Community College in Leicester tried out the kit for size.

Joe Reynolds, Tigers rugby development officer leading the kit donations, said: “We’ve had an amazing response since we started the initiative a month ago. 

“Every single donation makes a big difference to knocking down barriers for young kids looking to get in to rugby.

“Every single donation makes a big difference to knocking down barriers for young kids looking to get in to rugby.

“There’s a real sense of everyone coming together. Not everyone can afford to own kit essential for playing the game so a huge thank you to everyone who has donated near and far, as well as staff at Welford Road and Oval Park."

Project Rugby is a grassroots rugby programme designed to increase participation in Rugby by people from traditionally under-represented groups.

Donations can still be made. If you have something that will require collection, contact [email protected] and we’ll be able to arrange collection or delivery, or feel free to drop by Welford Road.