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WATCH | Tigers' Swifts community team play at Welford Road

Leicester Tigers community youth team The Swifts recently play their first competitive games of the season playing out in front of Tigers fans on a matchday at Welford Road. 

The under-11s team, which aims to encourage black, Asian and minority ethnic youngsters to get involved in rugby, played against Old Newtonians in an exhibition match.

The first half was played out on the nearby Nelson Mandela Park across the road from Welford Road Stadium before Leicester Tigers European Challenge Cup match against Calvisano. 

The second half was then played in front of rugby fans on the famous Welford Road pitch during the half-time entertainment. 

Watch the video below and see the team in action.

The team also played against South Leicester RUFC under-11s which involved two teams from both clubs. The exhibition games involved a number of new members as well as marked another step forward for the players and coaches involved. 

Driving the participation of black, asian, minority ethnic (BAME) groups to rugby, The Swifts enjoy free coaching from Leicester Tigers community team with the aim of the new club eventually being run by members of the community.

The club are currently in their second season and train once a week at Judgemeadow Community College (LE5 6HP) on Mondays from 4.30pm til 5.30pm.

If you or your children are in year five or six and would like to get involved, you can either contact [email protected] or click the link below to sign up.