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Tigers fans give roar of approval

PUBLISHED: 15:13 27 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 08 July 2010

Swaffham's girls are presented to the Tigers' crowd.

Swaffham's girls are presented to the Tigers' crowd.

SATURDAY saw Swaffham RUFC girls' squad, together with a few extra friends, travel to Leicester as guests of Leicester Tigers for a day of coaching and rugby.

SATURDAY saw Swaffham RUFC girls' squad, together with a few extra friends, travel to Leicester as guests of Leicester Tigers for a day of coaching and rugby.

The girls arrived at Oval Park, Leicester Tigers' training ground, for a 9.30am start and were greeted by Tigers' coaching staff who briefing them and their coaches on the format for the day.

They were taken through an intense coaching session on tackling and defence and finished with a very competitive game between themselves.

Following the coaching the squad got to meet Richard Blaze, one of Tigers' second-row forwards and first team players for a chat.

He discussed aspects of training and the daily routine of the players including diet and other sporting activities.

The squad was then shown around the training facilities and the staff explained some of the training routines the players take part in. The facilities at Oval Park are some of the best within the sport and it is fair to say they are very impressive.

Having finished the tour of the training ground the squad then made their way across the city to Welford Road to watch the game against Sale.

During half-time they were introduced to the 17,000-strong crowd and received a fantastic reception.

For rugby information call Ian Milligan 07917 327389 or iandmilligan@btinternet.com

The girls' squad is playing its first home match on Sunday against Basford Girls. Kick-off is 1.30pm and any support would be appreciated.

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