Global Partner team of mixed skills visit Tigers HQ

At Leicester Tigers’ last Gallagher Premiership home game, the club was delighted to host participants from global partner club Dendermonde.

The Mixed Ability Rugby team traveled from Belgium to take part in a local festival at Leicester Forest RFC with local teams Witney Wolves, Stafford and Old Leamingtonians.

On Saturday 27th April, 50 players took part in adapted game formats before heading to the Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium to watch the Bristol Bears match.

Mixed Ability Rugby combines players with additional needs and supports players to enable all players to bring their skills, energy and passion to the field.

Speaking about the visit of a global partner, Tigers Community Manager Dan Hemingway said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Dendermonde to Mattioli Woods Welford Road and we were delighted to see how much the team enjoyed the festival of at Leicester Forest.

“Seeing how players adapt to create an enjoyable environment for each other is a testament to their love for the game and making sure it’s truly inclusive.”

The Tigers Community team continues to work in local schools and community centers as part of Project Rugby to further develop the Mixed Ability game in our regions.

As well as Project Rugby, the Leicester Tigers Foundation runs weekly sessions at the Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium for people with additional needs to be active and involved in rugby and a variety of inclusive sports.

To get involved or find out more, please get in touch with our friendly community team at: (email protected) or our Inclusion Team via Senior Inclusion Officer Sam Johnstone at: (email protected).

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