Rugby youngsters get tips from professionals during special coaching clinic

Leicester Tigers welcome North Walsham RFC youngsters to Welford Road for Matchday Coaching Clinic.

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

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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