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Tigers clinic treat for young rugby players

Posted onPosted on 20th Feb

Young players from Ashfield Rugby Club honed their skills with the professionals at 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers.

The group took part in a Tigers matchday coaching clinic and then joined the crowd for the Aviva Premiership fixture against Harlequins at Welford Road.

The 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 for the rest of the season.

The Ashfield players also had an opportunity to quiz Tigers player Fred Tuilagi about life in professional rugby.

They had a team photograph taken on the famous turf at half-time in front of the crowd.

Richard Brewer, a coach at Ashfield, who accompanied the team for their photograph alongside Tigers players Dom Barrow and George McGuigan, said: “The coaching clinic was fantastic, the children loved it because it was something different for them with new ideas.

“Fred Tuilagi did a Q&A, which was brilliant, and the children asked a lot of questions. They all loved it.”