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Supporters take on Tigers at golf day

Leicester Tigers supporters helped raise more than £1,000 as they went head-to-head with players both past and present at a charity golf day in aid of the club’s Foundation.

Head coach Geordan Murphy, current players Guy Thompson, David Denton and Charlie Clare plus former Tigers Bleddyn Jones and John Duggan took on more than 30 supporters across two nine-hole rounds at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.

Steve and Josh Hope picked up the pairs’ trophy, while keen golfer Murphy took the prize for ‘closest to the pin’.

The event was supported by club partners Next and Hafele as well as Mi Workwear and QDTS Construction.

The £1,040 raised on the day will be put towards the club’s plans for a Foundation Monument to recognise and remember the 47 Tigers players lost in both World Wars, as well as celebrating the club’s links with the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

You can read more about the monument’s progress here.

Alec Brown, Leicester Tigers Foundation fundraiser, said: “As the first of what we hope will be many annual golf days in aid of the Foundation, I would like to thank everyone who came along to Nailcote Hall, whether they played the challenging par-three course or sponsored a hole, like Next and Hafele.

“The day was a great success for the charity, raising funds for our Heritage Monument to recognise and commemorate our fallen heroes.”

Find out more about the work of the club’s Foundation using the links below.