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Under-7s enjoy Bank Holiday festival

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Leicester Tigers welcomed 30 teams to take part in an under-sevens tournament during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend before going to Welford Road to see Aviva Premiership rugby as Tigers beat Newcastle Falcons 30-3.

Teams from Leicestershire and Rutland, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk arrived to play at The Lancaster Academy in Leicester for a tag rugby festival.
The festival concluded with an afternoon trip to Welford Road, where teams could join the Junior Tigers Club activities before watching the senior rugby action.
Noel Davenport, a volunteer referee for Tigers and Mini & Junior Chairman of Leicester Forest RFC, said: “It was great to have so many teams involved and to chat to clubs from all over the UK in a friendly atmosphere. There was some top tag rugby on show and parents and coaches praised the set-up. Days like today are what local rugby is all about.”
Barry Dean, under-7s representative for Peterborough RUFC, added: “What a day! I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of PRUFC and the under-7s. It was a fantastic event for all and was well organised.
“The kids loved the atmosphere of the Welford Road stadium and it was a nice touch to get involved with the Junior Tiger Club activities before the start of the game.”
Festivals take place throughout the season, with the next one scheduled for under-eights teams taking place around Tigers’ next home fixture against Sale Sharks on Saturday, April 29.
For details of how to get involved in upcoming festivals, phone Rob Smith at Tigers on 0116 217 1293 or email [email protected].
If you’re interested in becoming a Junior Tigers Club member, visit here for more information.