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Tait back to school with Guernsey rugby camps

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Former Leicester Tiger and England international Mat Tait will be joining pupils in schools across Guernsey as part of a series of rugby sessions on the island. 

Leicester Tigers coaching team will visit more than 1,000 pupils and youth rugby players from schools across Guernsey during October 14–18. 

Tait, who retired from the game in 2018/19 after 143 appearances for the club, will be visiting boys and girls as part of a series of introductory and contact-based sessions.

Tigers coaches will be heading to Guernsey Rugby Academy, Les Beaucamps High School, St Sampsons High School, The Ladies' College, La Mare de Carteret School, Elizabeth College Blanchelande College and Le Murier School.

Taity gained a reputation as a versatile back and fan favourite at Welford Road where he spent eight seasons. 

Tait made his Tigers debut in September 2011, won a Premiership title in 2013 and also captained the team, including a European Cup semi-final in 2016 and the Anglo-Welsh Cup Final victory a year later. He collected his club cap after making his 100th starting appearance in January 2017 and totalled 143 games for the Welford Road club.

Schools from across the island are already involved with rugby thanks to the Sports Commission’s work with the GRA.

Anyone interested in taking part in rugby and the Tigers week can find out more by contacting Director of Island Rugby Guernsey, Steve Melbourne MBE, on 07781 137988 or email [email protected]