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Thacker drops in at Easter Rugby Camp

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Harry Thacker has been passing on his expert tips to young players as Leicester Tigers' Easter programme of Rugby Camps gets underway.Tigers Rugby Camps kicked off this week at Peterborough RFC and Loughborough Grammar School.   The players at the Peterborough camp were joined by Tigers hooker Thacker, who gave them some of his rugby tips and talked about life as a player during a Q&A. His teammates Tom Bristow and Greg Peterson are due to visit the camp at Loughborough Grammar School.   Tigers Rugby Camps continue next week at Stowmarket RFC (Tuesday, April 7 to Thursday April 9) and there is still time to book a place. Click here to book.   Tigers Rugby Camps are for girls and boys in the under-nines to under-14s age groups and there is a tag rugby camp at each venue for under-sevens and under-eights.   Tigers Rugby Camps provide players with the opportunity to experience top-quality coaching in a professional environment. Coaching is provided by the Tigers community coaching team alongside some top senior Academy coaches and players past and present, including former captain and coach Ian 'Dosser' Smith and ex-hooker Troy Thacker.   Tigers Rugby Camps continue throughout the year at venues across the Tigers region, including the popular residential camp at Bishop Burton College (August 16-21).   With a focus on skill, game understanding and long-term athlete development, the residential camp is open to aspiring players aged from 12 to 17 on August 31. Participants can expect to be pushed to the limit and challenged at every opportunity and Tigers coaches will help young players progress and maximise their potential. Players will be continually assessed and evaluated with player feedback provided at the end of the week.   Tigers Rugby Camps head to Boston RFC in Lincolnshire and Newark RFC in Nottinghamshire during the May half-term (May 26-28).   The popular Tigers Masterclass series will return to Welford Road during May. There will be a girls-only Masterclass on May 29, and boys and girls will be able to take part in the Forward Play & Scrum (May 26) with former Tigers and England hooker George Chuter. Two-time European Cup winner Glenn Gelderbloom will take Attacking Play and Decision Making masterclass (May 27) and former Tigers and All Blacks back-rower Craig Newby will be the lead coach on the Breakdown and Defence Masterclass (May 28).   Book a place via the Tigers ticket office at Welford Road, on 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or by clicking here.