Leicester Tigers welcome the new campaign against Exeter Chiefs at home on Saturday 3rd September and plan to make it an occasion for all the family with Tigers in the Park. Held at neighboring Nelson Mandela park 11am-3pm, just before the Tigers kick off the new season at 3pm, the free fun day aims to engage the entire community, not just die hard Tigers’ fans.
As the new rugby season draws ever closer, and teams across the country prepare for what is set to be an exciting season, the Tigers are eager to kick this season off with a bang as they host the first ever Leicester Tigers family fun day! The Leicester Tigers are aiming to engage the entire community in a fun filled day of family entertainment, proving that sporting events can be something that bring all generations and genders together.
Whether you want to pop along after a morning of shopping, or spend the day enjoying the attractions with the kids, let the Leicester Tigers show you the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The vibrant site map will include a range of games and attractions, dance demonstrations, catering companies and local bands on stage, there really is something for everyone. Why not bring your children along to meet the new club mascot, or maybe even spot a player or two? A rodeo rugby ball will also feature as a great activity on the day along side a bouncy castle and an inflatable bungee run. Representatives from the Army will be joining in the fun, showcasing a mini tank and bringing along their intensive climbing wall.
Members of the Leicestershire community will be running a collection of stalls on site, showing off the very best produce and homemade craftmanship that Leicester has to offer. The Tigers Roadshow Vehicle, known as The Maul, will be making an appearance, and running the Speed Pass challenge, Spot the Ball and an interactive Tigers quiz, while the Tigers community team will be holding tag rugby sessions.
Whether you’re a dedicated supporter or a rugby novice, you are sure to find something that gets you into the first game spirit. Tigers in the Park is free to everyone and supports local talent, businesses and communities. David Clayton, Tigers’ managing director, said "There is always a special feeling around the first game of the season and we wanted to make our opening game against Exeter Chiefs an occasion for everyone."
David Clayton would like to thank Leicestershire for its support, "We have a real commitment to the community and wanted to give something back. The city council have been very supportive of our plans and we hope to make the event an annual attraction to celebrate One Leicester."