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Sam joins the Tigers in Kuala Lumpur

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison joined club representatives at partner club Kuala Lumpur Tigers in the capital of Malaysia for its end-of-season awards.  

The awards evening at the InterContinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday celebrated the club’s achievements and Harrison, with over 100 appearances for Tigers, hoped to inspire more success from the region.
 
Since the first Tigers Rugby Camp in Malaysia during 2013, the KL Tigers has grown to welcome almost 500 players in 23 teams across all age groups.
 
Leicester Tigers prides itself on being at the forefront of professional rugby and its global strategy revolves around three pillars: 
  • Grass roots rugby – taking rugby to all territories globally
  • Talent – identifying and developing the next generation of players around the world
  • Expanding the club’s commercial brand. 
The club aims to identify at least one new global partner organisation each year, either from clubs, schools or national governing bodies. Tigers Rugby Camps have already been hosted as part of global relationships in the USA, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Malaysia and most recently in Dendermonde, Belgium.
 
Scott Clarke, head of community and global partnerships at Leicester Tigers, said: “To see KL Tigers grow as it has in recent years is a phenomenal achievement for all involved. Not only does it provide Tigers with a new pool of talent from around the world, but we’re also able to provide world-class professional coaching and rugby camps for the local community.
 
“The popularity of rugby union is truly global and with Japan hosting the next World Cup in 2019, it’s more important than ever to continue to develop the great work Tigers does for all our fans in Asia and around the world.
 
“KL Tigers now has 23 teams for boys and girls, which is a huge testament to the running and inclusivity of the club for all in Kuala Lumpur. A special thanks to Tigers rugby development officers Joe Cain, Gary Cane and Lewis Clarke who continue to drive the club forward.
 
“Sam Harrison jumped at the chance to get involved this summer and it’s a fantastic treat for all at the club.
 
“As a partner club, KL Tigers are a part of our successes and Sam will no doubt have some words of inspiration for the junior and senior sides.”