Supporters are once again being offered the chance to own signed, player-worn shirts from the 2017/18 season and help fund the purchase of 10 junior wheelchair rugby chairs in the process.
The wheelchairs will be used as part of the Leicester Tigers Foundation’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Programme to help promote the game at junior level and encourage wheelchair rugby stars of the future.
The shirts available in the charity auction were match-worn in the Premiership, and have been signed by England and Tigers half-backs George Ford and Ben Youngs.
Fans can bid on each of the shirts on eBay now by clicking the link below. The auction closes at 4.00pm (UK time) on Wednesday, April 3.
The Leicester Tigers Foundation aims to ensure that sporting opportunities continue to be available to those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within Leicestershire and Rutland.
The Foundation provides all types of rugby delivery supporting adults and children who have special educational needs or a disability.
Tailored to meet the needs of the class, our programmes can;
- provide specialist SEND activities for groups to get involved in;
- provide assemblies for mainstream schools with the aim of challenging perceptions of disabilities in sport;
- help raise awareness and the profile of disability sport within the community;
- and introduce groups to local opportunities such as Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team.
More items will be available soon, and supporters are encouraged to keep an eye on the club website and social media channels for information on auctions.