Diss RFC hosted the opening festival of the Prima Tiger Cup season for under-10s teams on Sunday.
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).
The event features four festivals covering the Tigers academy region and beyond where organisers look to identify clubs who demonstrate the true ethos of the game under event criteria in keeping with the RFU Age Grade Rules and guidelines.
On Sunday teams from Crusaders, Diss Barbarians, Holt, North Walsham, Norwich, Southwold, Stowmarket, Swaffham, West Norfolk, Wisbech, Wymondham and hosts Diss took part in the first festival of the season.
Teams representing Crusaders, Diss, Holt, North Walsham, Norwich and Wymondham have now been invited to participate in a series of games at the Tigers’ Welford Road stadium, providing a fantastic experience to young and aspiring players.
Arthur Pattison, a coach at Wymondham RFC, said: “Thank you to the Tigers team for all the work and effort that went into delivering the Prima Tiger Cup at Diss. All of my players, parents and coaches really enjoyed the day despite the miserable weather.
“I thought all the referees were overall great, both balanced in their approach and fair in their decisions, and they seemed to appreciate where the players are at so early in the season.
“I’m really glad we were able to play as many players as we did because I think this event serves as such a great advert for rugby and it’s such a great experience for everyone. Many players with older siblings have been aware of it and looking forward to this event for some time.”
With more than 70 entries each season, the Prima Tiger Cup is the largest and most prestigious single age-group playing opportunity in the rugby calendar.
This season’s area festival venues and dates:
Lutterworth RFC – October 8
Tamworth RFC – October 22
Mellish RFC – October 29
Places in the Prima Tiger Cup are limited, to register your interest, book a place or for any further enquiries, please email [email protected] or visit https://www.leicestertigers.com/community/prima-tiger-cup for more details.
For more information on Prima Solutions, visit www.primasolutions.co.uk