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#MeetTheFamily returns with Tigers in the Park

The #MeetTheFamily campaign returns for the start of the 2017/18 season, allowing Leicester Tigers supporters to share their stories about their favourite club and its Welford Road home.

To kick off the season, we caught up with the fans at Tigers In The Park to hear about their love for the Tigers.

Our #MeetTheFamily photographer caught up with supporters enjoying the free entertainment and attractions on the opening day of the Aviva Premiership season at Welford Road. 

Adam and Katie Stewart both love coming down to Welford Road and they hope to have a young star in the making:

“I’ve been a fan since I was five or six and it was my dad who brought me and my brother along,” Adam said. “I love the values of the game and our son is obsessed with goal-kicking. As long as someone is kicking, he’s happy.”

Katie added: “I’ve been a Tigers fan for 10 years now since I met Adam. I was even gifted my father-in-law’s 1982 Tigers shirt as a present.”

We also chatted to Michaela Carreiro and her sons Selio and Fabio.

Michaela told us: “I’ve been bringing my boys for two years after we were introduced to Tigers through a promotion at their school. Things like Tigers In The Park are really good for the kids and they love everything about coming along to the rugby.”

“I love watching matches live,” Selio added. “I like the crowd and the loud noises and yelling!”

We want to hear your stories about what you love about supporting Tigers and it’s easy to get involved. here’s how to play your part:

Facebook – Send us your story by messaging the page or writing a message on our timeline using #MeetTheFamily. Your story can be as long as you like! Don’t forget to include your photo.

Twitter – Send us a tweet @LeicesterTigers using #MeetTheFamily, include your image and your 140-character story.

Email – Send your story and photo to [email protected] 

And don’t forget to smile for our #MeetTheFamily photographer on Welford Road matchdays.

Stay tuned for more #MeetTheFamily photos and stories throughout the season.