Leicester Tigers have a number of vacancies in the club’s Community team, working on projects to increase participation in rugby and coaching young players.
Community team members work throughout the Tigers region on programmes including:
Matchday Coaching Clinics – Working on individual and team skills with groups from clubs and schools before welcoming them to a Tigers matchday experience at Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium.
Tigers Rugby Camps – Providing coaching on skills and game understanding in coaching sessions during school holidays, including tag rugby mornings for the youngest players, core camps for mini/junior players, development afternoons for teenagers and girls-only sessions.
Tigers Plus – Increasing opportunities to get involved in rugby, supplying support for schools’ events and presenting a route to stay in the game with our local clubs, all sharing the core values of the game.
Prima Tiger Cup – The biggest and best event of its kind for under-10s teams now approaching its 30th year, making this older than Premiership or European Cup rugby, based on regional festivals and Celebration Days at the Tigers stadium.
Land Rover Cup – Delivered by Premiership clubs for the under-11 and under-12 age-groups, with the opportunity for teams to attend the Premiership Final at Twickenham Stadium.
Project Rugby – Part of a national initiative launched by England Rugby and Premiership Rugby, this scheme provides opportunities to experience, enjoy and play rugby across England designed to increase participation from traditionally under-represented groups.
Tigers Challenge – The biggest youth rugby festival of its kind in the UK, open to teams in all age-groups from under-7 to under-15 and based at Butlin’s award-winning resorts.
Swifts – Formed as part of the club’s ongoing commitment to rugby in Leicester, the Swifts is a new team for young players from the BAME (Black Asian & Minority Ethnic People community).
Beehive Tag Rugby – In the last five years this programme has involved more than 100 schools in the county, with Tigers introducing tag rugby to more than 9,500 Year 3 to 4 pupils thanks to support from Nottingham Building Society.
Girls’ rugby – The launch of a girls’ and women’s rugby programme provides more opportunities to get involved at all levels, including a Leicester Tigers Women’s team at the elite level of the game.
Global partner clubs – Tigers have developed relationships with clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Thailand, Malaysia and India, sharing knowledge and opportunities to help grow the game abroad.
The Tigers Community team is now back out on the grass after the Covid period and working with young players across the region.
To increase our impact and reach, we are looking to add to the team with opportunities for full-time Community Rugby Coaches and Rugby Development Officers as well as part-time staff to join the team in delivery of coaching, camps and clinics.
Scott Clarke, Tigers head of community and global partnerships, said: “After the challenges of the last couple of years, we are now out every day promoting the values of the game of rugby.
“We have great plans for the future and to do that we are expanding the team to provide multiple opportunities for girls and boys to get involved and celebrate what rugby can offer at all levels.”
All opportunities in the team require RFU Level 2 Coaching qualifications and full driving licence.