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Swifts follow in footsteps of heroes

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Young players from the Leicester Tigers Swifts showed off their skills in front of more than 21,000 supporters at Welford Road on Saturday afternoon.

The newly-formed project is part of the club’s ongoing commitment to rugby in Leicester, and is made up of players from the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

The Swifts – through the wider Project Rugby initiative – is aimed at boys and girls aged between seven and 11 from primary schools across the city.

South Leicester RFC were the opposition on Saturday afternoon as the Swifts followed in the footsteps of their heroes onto the famous Welford Road turf at half-time of Tigers’ Gallagher Premiership match against Exeter Chiefs.

The aim of the Swifts project is to not only develop young players’ rugby skills, but also allow them to demonstrate and understand the core values of rugby; teamwork, enjoyment, discipline, sportsmanship and respect.

Swifts sessions are free of charge and take place on Mondays, between 4.30pm and 5.30pm, at Goals (Wakerley Road, Leicester, LE5 4WJ).

For more information, click the button below or contact Sam Johnston on [email protected].