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Shipston youngsters strut their stuff at Welford Road

YOUNG rugby players from Shipston-on-Stour followed in the footsteps of legends by playing at Welford Road on Sunday, 25th March, home of ten-time English league champions Leicester Tigers.

On the same day that Tigers beat Wasps in the Aviva Premiership, Shipston were in action in the Prima Tiger Cup Celebration Day.

They had the opportunity to play at the iconic stadium in front of family and supporters, and also had a team photograph taken on the famous turf.

The Prima Tiger Cup, sponsored by Prima Solutions of Loughborough, is enjoying its biggest-ever season with more than 70 teams entering the first-round stage played over festivals in Norfolk, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Shipston-on-Stour were joined by teams from Silhillians, Stamford, Syston, Trentham and Woodrush taking part in the Prima Tiger Cup Celebration Day.

Simon Bason, a coach at Shipston, accompanied the team and said: “It has just been a fantastic opportunity for the kids.

“We came here for the last round of games and we thought that was going to be the highlight for us, but to get invited back for today we were really, really chuffed and I’m so proud of them.

“The organisation has been fantastic. It’s a big thing for us, we’ve brought nearly 80 people on two coaches, and not just mums and dads but supporters of the club have come to watch, so it’s been a fantastic experience.”

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