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Whitchurch touch down with Leicester Tigers

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Young players from Whitchurch RFC honed their skills with the professionals at the home of 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers.

Youngsters from Whitchurch rugby club take to the Welford Road pitch for a photo-call

The group from Whitchurch took part in a matchday coaching clinic with the Tigers and then joined a 23,940 strong crowd for the final home game of the Aviva Premiership season at Welford Road against Sale Sharks.

Tigers’ matchday coaching clinics allow teams to work with Tigers coaches to develop their individual and team skills, as well as taking tips and techniques with them to work on.

The Whitchurch players also had an opportunity to quiz Tigers scrum-half Jono Kitto about his life in professional rugby before soaking up the matchday atmosphere at Welford Road and watching the professionals in action in a bonus-point win over Sale Sharks.

They even managed to follow in the players’ footsteps by having a team photo taken on the famous turf at half-time in front of the crowd.

Mark Hares, a coach at Whitchurch, accompanied the group for their photo with Jono Kitto and said: “We do a tour every year so we decided to bring them all down here before we play in a tournament. We’ve really enjoyed ourselves.”

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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