Leicester Tigers will be supporting the Armed Forces Covenant which will be officially marked at half-time during the club’s Gallagher Premiership match against Wasps this weekend.
Tigers take on local rivals Wasps on Saturday, February 15 and the club will welcome a number of armed forces officials in a half-time presentation during the fixture.
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
The Covenant includes a commitment to supporting armed services personnel, reservists, veterans and military families alongside career opportunities, employee support and charity funding.
The covenant focuses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
This support is provided in a number of areas including:
- Education and family well-being
- Establishing a home and pursuing a career
- Access to healthcare
- Financial assistance
- Discounted services
Why are Tigers getting involved?
The club’s own Rory Underwood currently serves as Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire as well as a number of staff members having served Royal Marines, Navy, RAF and Reserves.
The pledge will ensure that Tigers will commit to:
- Helping to promote the armed forces and national events (e.g Poppy Appeal)
- Support the employment of veterans as well as well as partners
- Additional paid leave for Reservists and Cadet organisations to attend training and mobilisations
- Discounts for members of the armed forces
Tickets for Leicester Tigers versus Wasps, which will also see the club recognise the service of the regions uniformed services, are available by contacting the ticket office, or by clicking the link below.