Search

Norfolk youngsters enjoy their big opportunity at the home of Leicester Tigers

Diss U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images

Diss U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images

Tiger Images

Youngsters from four Norfolk clubs have had the chance to play at the home of Aviva Premiership giants Leicester Tigers.

Norwich U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images Norwich U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images

Diss, Holt, North Walsham and Norwich all had under-10 teams competing in the Prima Tiger Cup at Welford Road, home of the 10-time English champions.

Taking to the field after Tigers had beaten Gloucester 26-24 in the Anglo-Welsh Cup – with former Holt junior Harry Simmons making his debut – earlier this month, the Norfolk youngsters then took part in the annual competition.

Holt coach Dean Fusser said: “It has been absolutely fantastic, everyone has thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they’ve all got smiles on their faces.

“The kids have been completely blown away by playing on the pitch under the lights here, it has been wonderful. “All the staff have been brilliant and we are so impressed by the way in which we have been looked after.”

North Walsham U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images North Walsham U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images

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.

Norwich coach Mark Loved said: “It has been great fun. It’s lovely to be in this kind of environment with the core values of the game included, in particular the sportsmanship. It has been a lovely experience.

“They’ve all thoroughly enjoyed it, it really is the whole package and it brings the whole squad together and is really inclusive which is one of the good things about our lovely game.”

The competition has been run since 1995, with North Walsham winning it in 2004. Richard Holton, coach at North Walsham, continued: “It’s their first experience of Welford Road and they get the chance to play here which is brilliant. The kids have been excited all week and it’s been such a great day, all amazingly organised.”

Holt U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images Holt U10s took part in the Prima Cup at Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers. Picture: Tiger Images

Diss have also previously won the competition, in 2005. Diss coach, Paul Lewis, added: “Today has been amazing and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these kids. It has been a really well organised event and for many it was their first time ever at Welford Road and what an experience it has been.”

Other popular content

Yesterday, 11:50

A North Walsham mother-of-two has been left housebound after having her motability car taken away.

Another Norfolk town looks like it is about to get its first branch of Costa Coffee.

Yesterday, 08:51

Forget what you think you know about charity shops - here’s a new spin on an old idea.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Most Read

Thu, 09:36

It was a mixed weekend for the two north Norfolk teams challenging for promotion to the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination.

Read more
Premier Division
Thu, 09:56

North Norfolk Harriers AC returned triumphant from the County Cross-Country Championships boasting five individual gold medals, two silvers and a host of team prizes.

Read more
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Diss Town made an FA Carlsberg Vase exit last weekend.

Read more
Mon, 22:25

It’s a big day locally for girls’ rugby this Sunday with North Walsham hosting an RFU “Warrior Camps” at Scottow from 10am to 12 noon.

Read more
James Brooks
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Former Cromer Town manager Jordan Kemp admits he is worried about the club’s future after being unable to turn round their fortunes during a brief spell in charge.

Read more
Cromer Town

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter