16th Nov, 2019

Woodrush youngsters take centre stage at the home of the Tigers

Liam Moakes 3rd Apr, 2018 Updated: 3rd Apr, 2018

YOUNG players from Woodrush RFC followed in the footsteps of legends by playing at Welford Road – home of ten-time English champions Leicester Tigers.

Juniors from the Icknield Street club competed in the U10 Prima Cup ahead of Tigers’ Aviva Premiership win over Wasps.

Woodrush’s young guns played on the famous pitch before kick-off and also had a team photograph taken on the hallowed turf.

The Prima Tiger Cup – sponsored by Prima Solutions of Loughborough – is enjoying its biggest ever season with more than 70 teams entering the first-round stage played over festivals in Norfolk, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Woodrush, who were joined by teams from Shipston-on-Stour, Silhillians, Stamford, Syston and Trentham in the Prima Tiger Cup Celebration Day, played three matches in an event which has greater emphasis on promoting the spirit of the game rather than results.

Richard Thomas, a coach at Woodrush, said: “We have huge numbers at our mini and junior section and to have our U10s represent Woodrush is something the kids and the adults will take away with them because it’s a huge achievement for everyone.

“Welford Road is without a shadow of a doubt the greatest place we’ve ever been.

“The whole event was very well organised from the early stages. You couldn’t have asked for better organisation.”

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