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New home for Tigers kit in India

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Leicester Tigers are hoping that the donation of club kit can help a rugby programme in disadvantaged areas in India.

Tigers and England legend Rory Underwood arranged for the delivery of the socks and shorts to the Jungle Crows team and Khelo Rugby coaches based in Kolkata.
Another former Tigers wing, Tim Barlow, now an RAF squadron leader and coach to the RAF Spitfires 7s team, set up the link as the Spitfires visit the region every year to promote and deliver the Khelo Rugby programme to children from disadvantaged areas of Kolkata and Bengal.
Barlow, who made 18 first-team appearances for Tigers in the late 1990s before playing for Bristol and Harlequins, says: “The Crows and Khelo Rugby coach more than 2,000 kids per week, which is testament to Paul Walsh's hard work there. Khelo Rugby is a brilliant organisation and really makes a difference to children's lives.
“They pass on a massive thank-you to Tigers for the kit.” 
Last season, Tigers welcomed the Spitfires for a training session during a cycle ride from Glasgow to Twickenham to raise money for Khelo Rugby, and the players were able to meet up with Rory Underwood and Tigers full-back Mathew Tait.
The session was run by Tosh Askew, the club’s Academy assistant manager and Barlow’s former school coach.
The Khelo Rugby coaches are now wearing green Tigers shorts as part of their official kit, while the Jungle Crows have adopted the club’s socks and wore them on their way to a victory in the national under-20s championship.
“The team beat Future Hope Harlequins 12-5 in the final and to win the title was an incredible achievement,” said Walsh, a former member of staff in the Foreign Office who set up Khelo Eugby and the Jungle Crows. “The boys were superb.”