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Prima Tiger Cup returns for Celebration Day

The Prima Tiger Cup, the biggest and longest running festival of its kind, returned to Mattioli Woods Welford Road at the weekend.

U10 age groups from Stoneygate, Tamworth, Bicester, Market Harborough and Trentham joined Tigers community coaches at the home of Leicester Tigers to celebrate the postponed 2019/20 festival.

The team from Old Laurentians unfortunately could not make the event, which welcomed over 100 people. All enjoyed a dedicated training session as well as a few friendly touch rugby games before being presented with trophies and medals.

Supported by Prima Solutions of Loughborough, the Prima Tiger Cup is a free-to-enter contact-based fun event open to all clubs at under-10 level (RFU defined).

Having been established for more than 25 years, the teams were initially invited back to take part in a Shield, Trophy and Cup fixture, but this was postponed back in March 2020 following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Leicester Tigers head of community, Scott Clarke, said: “The champions day was something we had had had planned in for a Tigers fixture at the end of the 2019/20 season, and was unfortunately one of the first events we had to postpone due to the pandemic. 

“We’ve kept in touch with the six champions and working with Prima Solutions, wanted to ensure these young player didn’t miss out on the chance to play at the stadium. 

“It was great therefore to finally welcome them back to Mattioli Woods Welford Road and give them the freedom of the pitch to run around, have some fun with their mates and play the game we love.”

Watch this space for details of next season’s Prima Tiger Cup festivals as well as how your club can get involved. For more details about the events, click here.