Schoolchildren enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Welford Road before taking part in classroom activities and rugby games as part of a Tigers educational programme in partnership with Mattioli Woods.
Wealth management provider Mattioli Woods invited Lutterworth College to be part of the Leicester Tigers Inside Sport programme.
The year 7 and year 8 pupils were shown around the stadium, visited the changing rooms, sat in the dug-out and had a look at the club’s trophy cabinet.
The programme also include a classroom session looking at Tigers’ history before ending with rugby games on Nelson Mandela Park opposite the stadium.
Andy Tomlinson, PE teacher at Lutterworth College, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the children to see behind the scenes.
“They get to see what other fans might not get to see, such as the changing rooms and facilities, and what it takes to be a Tiger.”
Pupil Ben Collins, 12, a Tigers season ticket holder, said: “I loved it. It was great to learn more about the history of the club and to be able to see around the stadium.”
Harriet Newcombe, 11, was a first-time visitor to Welford Road and said she wanted to return in the future to watch a first-team fixture.
“It was really interesting,” she said. “I really liked looking around the old stand. It was interesting to see how things used to be and how the club values its history.”
Inside Sport aims to young people to discover careers available in sport as well as build links with local schools and groups through local rugby.
To get involved with Inside Sport, or to find out more information about what educational programmes Leicester Tigers can offer, please contact Tigers’ education manager David McDonald by emailing [email protected] or phone 0797 213 0106.