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LTWR and partner Häfele 'Celebrate Inclusion'

Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team were joined by partners Häfele for a presentation on the Welford Road pitch at half time during Leicester Tigers 14-8 win over Worcester Warriors in Round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership.

The club's head of community Scott Clarke was met on the pitch by LTWR player and coach David Needham, Michael Sheen from RGK Wheelchairs and Craig Chambers, regional director Western Europe of Häfele.

The group posed with framed LTWR's home and away shirts signed by the squad and gifted to Craig and Häfele, which this year includes the company's branding that shares the green, white and red colours of the club. 

The matchday was also a part of the club's 'Celebrate Inclusion' day, which helped to raise awareness and the needs of supporters with hidden and physical disabilities. 

Members of the wheelchair rugby team were also running demonstrations for fans to get involved with in the build-up to kick-off as well as featuring on local BBC East Midlands Today.

Häfele have been a partner of LTWR since April 2018 and most recently, have helped to contribute to the club being able to provide nine youth wheelchairs as part of Leicester Tigers special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) programmes. These were also unveiled to Craig on the day.  

Alongside funding from the Leicester Tigers Foundation, the club's community team aim to provide all types of rugby delivery supporting adults and children who have special educational needs or a disability.

LTWR are next in action on March 21-22 as the first team play in the final set of Super Series Division One fixtures at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.