A rugby club thrives on the strength of its support and the commitment of it backroom team, and Leicester Tigers is no different.
During Saturday’s Kegs & Eggs event at Welford Road, where Tigers fans watched the epic British & Irish Lions series finale against the All Blacks, we met Angela Murphy and Chris Mason who were part of the Tigers catering team back when the game was still an amateur game.
“The photo here was taken back in 1993, before Tigers the Pilkington Cup Final against Harlequins,” Angela says. “We were part of the catering team and used to provide the meals on matchday for the team.
“We also began catering at Oval Park when the team started training there on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and provided refreshments for the visiting journalists in the press box.”
Jenny adds: “Back then at Welford Road, there was just a mound where the Mattioli Woods Stand is now and obviously the South Stand – or Crumbie stand as it is known – was still there. It’s incredible that it has remained virtually untouched.
“It’s great to see the old faces in the photo and there were many more volunteers behind the scenes. We had some great times working together.”
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