Primary school pupils braved the April showers to enjoy a day of tag rugby courtesy of Leicester Tigers and club partner The Nottingham Building Society.
Youngsters from six primary schools across Leicestershire took part in a round-robin tournament at Vipers rugby club in Whetstone and got the chance to meet Tigers players Ben White, Charlie Thacker, George Catchpole and Afa Pakalani.
The festival was the conclusion of five-weeks of coaching from Tigers rugby development coaches.
The free NBS Tag Rugby programme supports primary school during PE lessons offering the chance to learn about tag rugby and compete against other schools in the area.
Following the tournament, the schools met in the Vipers clubhouse to dry off and each receive a T-shirt and pose for a photo with the Tigers players.
Pete Talbot, Tigers rugby development officer who runs the programme, said: “In spite of the weather, we’ve all had a great day and it’s been very rewarding to see the school children getting stuck in and enjoying themselves.
Tag rugby is a great way of introducing youngsters to the game and links with clubs like the Vipers create a great pathway for any young player wanting to progress.
"A huge thank you to the rugby club and of course the team at NBS, whose support makes putting on such great events possible."
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