There is just one day left to support the Leicester Tigers Foundation's application for funding for Nach Nach Tigers programme from the Aviva Community Fund.The Gabhru Panjab De bhangra dancers wowed the crowd at Welford Road’s last home game of the season as part of the Tigers Foundation's Nach Nach Tigers programme which aims to celebrate Leicester's diversity and create an opportunity to introduce rugby to BME communities in the city. The Aviva Community Fund is a nationwide initiative set up by the title sponsors of Premiership Rugby to offer support for local causes, with the public voting for projects to receive funding of up to £25,000. Tigers have applied for funding for Nach Nach Tigers and you can show your support by adding your votes by clicking here. But hurry as voting closes this Saturday. Nach Nach Tigers will include education in culture and sport for first-year ‘A’ Level students. Through workshops held at Leicester's 18 secondary schools, participants will discuss their cultures, talk about sport and give their views on what stops more people taking part. They will also learn a dance routine and get to know the drums used in Bhangra music. Participants will be introduced to rugby and have the chance to be part of a Tigers matchday. The programme will finish at Welford Road with trials for a matchday Bhangra and dance group who will provide a welcome for the teams at a first-team game next season. A successful bid for Aviva Community Funding would allow Tigers to employ a dedicated member of staff for the Nach Nach Tigers programme, recruit a Bollywood dance coach and Bhangra coach to train the Bhangra and dance group, and host Leicester's Got Talent open trials to encourage continued participation. And here's the link to relive the Gabhru Panjab De bhangra performance at Welford Road.
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