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Rugby youngsters get tips from professionals during special coaching clinic

PUBLISHED: 16:22 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:22 08 May 2017

Leicester Tigers welcome North Walsham RFC youngsters to Welford Road for Matchday Coaching Clinic. Picture: LEICESTER TIGERS.

Leicester Tigers welcome North Walsham RFC youngsters to Welford Road for Matchday Coaching Clinic. Picture: LEICESTER TIGERS.

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A group of rugby enthusiasts grabbed the opportunity of a lifetime during a special coaching clinic.

Young players from North Walsham Rugby and Football Club honed their skills with the professionals at Leicester Tigers.

The group from the market town took part in a Matchday Coaching Clinic with the Tigers and then joined a nearly 24,000-strong crowd for the final home fixture of the Aviva Premiership season at Welford Road against Sale Sharks.

Nathan Calvert, a coach at North Walsham, accompanied the team for their half-time photo with Tigers scrum-half Jono Kitto. He said: “We’ve had a great day and the kids have all really enjoyed the time at the coaching clinic and at Welford Road.”

The North Walsham players also quizzed Tigers’ Norfolk-born player George Catchpole about his life in rugby before they soaked up the matchday atmosphere at Welford Road and watched the professionals in action.

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