Leicester Tigers are delighted to announce that Pukka are continuing their support as the club’s official pie supplier and Pukka Swifts partner.
One of the Leicestershire’s most famous brands, Pukka was born in the county and has continued making and baking pies there for nearly 60 years and proudly remains an independent, family company.
Pukka’s bakery is based in Syston, close to where Trevor and Valerie Storer baked their first Pukka pie in their own home kitchen.
As well as supplying pies for Tigers matchdays, Pukka will continue to support the development of the club’s Swifts programme which creates opportunities to take part in rugby for under-represented youngsters in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Mark Davies, chief revenue officer at Leicester Tigers, said: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Pukka pies. Not only has their presence and products become a key part of our supporters’ matchdays, their support of the Swifts programme is invaluable as we look to support future generations of Tigers supporters.”
Dan Hemingway, Community Manager at the club, added: “We are very pleased to continue working in partnership with Pukka pies to engage with our local community and bring rugby to those who are traditionally under-represented.
“The Pukka Swifts programme aims to create an ethnically diverse rugby offer, developing opportunities for girls and boys from minority ethnicities to play rugby and experience the values of rugby union on and off the pitch. We are very grateful to Pukka for their continued support and look forward to creating these opportunities for more young people.”
Pukka's Managing Director, Isaac Fisher, commented: "We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Leicester Tigers this year to not only feed hungry fans on matchdays, but to support the next generation through the Swifts programme. There is huge alignment between us and the club, given our heritage, community and family values, so we're looking forward to cheering the Tigers on once again throughout the season.”