Tigers club mascot Welford will join students at De Monfort University on Monday, February 25 with the chance to bag tickets to Tigers derby day clash against Wasps at Welford Road next month.
Tigers welcome local rivals Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday, March 2 and De Monfort University will be hosting a special 'DMU Takeover Day' for students and fans to enjoy.
On Monday, Welford will be ‘off to uni’ with a limited number of match tickets to giveaway to students as he makes his way around the campus.
He will be taking part in a lecture, meeting the university’s sports departments as well as visiting the hub of the campus – the Food Village.
See Welford’s schedule below.
12.00pm – Visit to the Watershed
12.30pm – Welford to take part in surprise lecture
13.00pm – Visit to the Food Village
The DMU Takeover Day will welcome the De Monfort University Gospel Choir and Cheerleading Society, who will be performing ahead of the game and at half-time at Welford Road.
We’ll also welcome a local U15s rugby team to take part in the De Monfort University Ultimate Big Boot Challenge at half-time, which tests challengers catching skills with the chance to top the season’s leaderboard as well as bag £1,000 if teams catch all 10 balls.
Supporters will also be able to grab free t-shirts and take part in a group picture at the DMU stall on the plaza outside the Holland & Barrett Stand.
Students based at De Monfort University are encouraged to come and meet Welford on Monday, February 25 for a selfie and the chance to grab tickets to a Tigers home game.
De Monfort University Men’s and Women’s rugby union teams will also have the chance to play at Welford Road in their annual Varsity fixture against the University of Leicester on March, 6.
Tickets for this year’s Varsity fixture can be purchased via each universities Student Union or from the Tigers ticket office on the evening of March 6.