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Young fans take control on JTC Takeover Day

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Lucky Junior Tigers Club competition winners took over Welford Road for the penultimate matchday of the season as Leicester Tigers faced Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.

Each year, young supporters from the 40,000 members of the Junior Tigers Club are given the opportunity to join Tigers staff in key roles behind the scenes on matchday.
From organising the players’ kit in the dressing room and interviewing players, to announcing the teams, taking pitchside photographs and leading the teams on to the pitch, each lucky youngster plays a special role in the day.
This year’s winners:
Poster Designer: Isobelle Kennard
T-shirt Designer: Matthew Adam Smith
DJ: George & Charlie Cooper
Reporter: Cameron Rolf
Announcer: Lily Kirk
Interviewer: Benjamin Squires
Photographer: Jack Audas
Kit Assistant: Bayleigh Steemson-Weir
Mini Welford Mascot: Ashton Fletcher
Mini Robin Hood Mascot: Harry Taylor
Nottingham Building Society Mascots: George Elias, Owen Yoxall, Alfie Maiden, Freddie Clabburn, Alfie Brown and Joe Riley-O’Connor
NEXT Mascots: Monty Thompson, Harry Thompson, Jasper Bath, Harmony Bath, Oliver Betts, Harrison Betts and Freddie Farrands
Supported by The Nottingham Building Society and retailers NEXT, JTC membership is free for supporters under 16 years old. The JTC area of the Final Whistle is open for two hours before home matches with games, activities and player appearances for young supporters and families as well as the opportunity to become a matchday mascot or Tiger cub alongside club mascot Welford.
To become a JTC member of to get involved, visit the website www.leicestertigers.com/jtc