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Tigers ‘back to school’ in 2019

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Like pupil across the country, Leicester Tigers are heading back to school in 2019 with a whole host of programmes for youngsters to get involved with. 

Tigers’ community teams visit schools and groups across the UK delivering initiatives that combine rugby and physical activity, with the life skills you need to succeed. 

With more than 50 full-time and casual staff, the team share a wealth of experience from coaching to officiating to teaching offering the best learning environment for players of all abilities. 

Primary school pupils from the Groby, Rothley and Western Park area of Leicestershire will be taking part in the next Nottingham Building Society Tag Rugby festival.

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Over the next six weeks, year 3 and 4 children will be learning the skills to play tag rugby, before playing in a round-robin festival at a local rugby club. 

With healthier eating a New Year’s resolution for many, Global Payments Healthy Schools programme is teaching youngsters about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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Taking over classroom sessions in primary schools across Leicestershire for a week, who will be named your schools Healthy Schools Champion. 

Now in its sixth year, the HITZ programme at Welford Road, which offers young people between 16-24 the opportunity to study and play sport alongside gaining relevant and meaningful life skills, has welcome 20 young people this academic year. Tigers also run a similar Dynamite programme for 14-16 year olds. 


2019 will not only see our current students take a positive progression into work or college, but also sees the Leicester Tigers Stewarding team supporting our students with a HITZ Traineeship combining classroom study with valuable work experience as a matchday steward. 

Tigers are also building links between local rugby clubs and schools delivering six weeks of rugby sessions at secondary schools such as Babington Academy, Judgemeadow Community College, South Leicestershire College, Hamilton Academy and Limehurst Academy.

With the aim of introducing youngsters to the sport, the Project Rugby programme is providing opportunities for communities to get involved with rugby through their local clubs.


Leicester Tigers’ Swifts team also continues to attract new members through after school sessions and recently hosted a girls rugby match between Leicester Forest before Christmas. 

Rugby Reading Champions, the club’s most recent programme, is getting pupils into reading, and the team will be visiting Meadow Primary, Marriot Primary, Sparkenhoe Primary and Braunstone Frith primary schools in 2019.

Watch our video with kids from Rolleston Primary School to see what the programme is all about.

Find out more about all our great Leicester Tigers community programmes by hitting the link below.