19th Oct, 2018

Welford Road experience for young Silhillians players

Craig Gibbons 13th Apr, 2018

YOUNG players from Silhillians followed in the footsteps of legends by playing at Welford Road, the home of ten-time English league champions Leicester Tigers.

On the same day that Tigers beat Wasps in the Aviva Premiership, Silhillians 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 at festivals in Norfolk, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Silhillians were joined by teams from Shipston-on-Stour, Stamford, Syston, Trentham and Woodrush in Sunday’s Celebration Day.

Guy Parker, a coach at Silhillians, said: “It’s been a fantastic day and a fantastic event.

“It’s the second time we’ve been here and it’s great.

“I think the thing we’ve liked most of all is the environment and the atmosphere we’re playing in.

“All the parents are really supportive, coaches are great and the kids have had a wonderful time, 20 of them running round having a great time, you can’t ask any more.”

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