Teams from across the Leicester Tigers region enjoyed their Prima Tiger Cup Celebration Day with the club on Saturday.
The Prima Tiger Cup is the biggest and best under-10s tournament in the country, now in its 28th year, making this Tigers event older than the European Cup or the Gallagher Premiership.
Its continued success is only possible due to the ongoing support of John Norman and the team at Prima Solutions.
Six teams joined Tigers for Celebration Day, playing in their matches on the famous Mattioli Woods Welford Road pitch, and then returning for the presentations at half-time and enjoying cheering the professionals to a Gallagher Premiership victory over Bristol Bears.
Tom Youngs, the former Tigers, England and British & Irish Lions hooker who announced his playing retirement earlier in the week, was on the touchline to encourage the players from his hometown club of Holt while Tigers Academy graduate Archie Vanes – who played in the Prima Tiger Cup with Ashby RFC as an under-10 – joined John Norman for the presentations.
The champions for 2021/22 are:
Prima Barker Shield – Market Harborough and North Walsham
Prima Fenton Bowl – Holt and Bingham
Prima Tiger Cup – Woodbridge and Norwich
“Clearly the future of rugby is in safe hands with these young players and we’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Prima Tiger Cup this season,” said Scott Clarke, head of community at Tigers.
“The event provides a great opportunity for all of the teams across our region, but first and foremost it is about enjoyment and we’ve seen so much of that again this year.
“Thanks to all of the players, coaches, parents and supporters who have taken part in another big year for the event, to Eric Barker for his work in managing the clubs and once again to John Norman and everyone at Prima Solutions for their continued support.
“We are delighted to say Prima Solutions have confirmed their support again for another season, meaning the Prima Tiger Cup will continue into its 29th year as the leading single-age rugby event in the country next season.”