At home games this season, we’re chatting to Leicester Tigers fans to hear their stories and find out more about the Tigers family.
#MeetTheFamily is all about hearing from you – so if you’re heading to a home game at Welford Road this season, be sure to keep an eye out for our team and you could feature in our next story.
Last time out, Tigers saw off Gloucester 34-16 in the latest Gallagher Premiership fixture, and we caught up with Tigers fans Craig Scarr and his son, Paddy and daughter, Harriet ahead of the game.
The family from Bedford usually sit in the Holland & Barrett stand but were enjoying a Christmas present on The Breedon Stand terrace – a treat from Paddy to his dad.
Dad Craig has past links with Tigers, having been a part of the amateur set-up during the 80’s playing centre, whilst Paddy currently plays for his university team.
“I first came down to Welford Road when I was 21”, Craig says, “And the club was always a close knit community. You’d get big attendances for all three of the club’s teams – first team, extras and the swifts – and I was lucky enough to play out on the pitch, although it’s changed a bit since then!”
“It’s just fantastic to bring the kids along too. We always have the biggest home support and it’s a proper family club.”
Paddy has been a Tigers fan all his life and added: “I’m always excited to come back to Welford Road – the feeling you get when you know its matchday can’t be beaten.
“We’ve brought along Harriet my sister today for her first ever Tigers game and we’ve got a place right at the front of the terrace – so you can’t get much closer to the action.”
Asked what advice he would give to anyone who is coming to Welford Road for the first time, Craig said: “Make sure you talk to as many people as possible. Everyone is so friendly and we’re all here to have a good time and hopefully see a Tigers win.”
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There’s still time to get tickets for Tigers next home game against Ulster (Saturday, January 19, 3.15pm) in the Heineken Champions Cup. Call the Tigers ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or click the link below.
Tigers are next back in action at Welford Road for two massive derby days against Wasps (Saturday, March 2, 3.00pm) and Northampton Saints (Friday, March 22, 7.45pm)