Leicester Tigers have announced a new initiative to promote and increase awareness of the matchday experience for supporters with physical and hidden disabilities.
The club’s ‘Celebrate Inclusion’ day will take place when Tigers welcome Worcester Warriors on Saturday 29 February when there will be a number of pre-match and in-game experiences for all supporters to get involved with.
The move follows six-months of work which has seen the club aim to do more to help those with access requirements when coming to cheer on Tigers at Welford Road.
As part of the Celebrate Inclusion Day, Sunflower lanyards will also be available to fans upon request, following the success of the national sunflower lanyard scheme which helps to recognise those with a hidden disability.
Fans will also be able to take part in a number of activities, experiences and find out information from a range of local and national organisations
The Junior Tigers Club VIP Area, which is a free membership for children under-16, will then also be open for a dedicated Quiet Hour one-hour before its usual opening time of 1pm.
This will include a less crowded environment, low level lighting and quiet activities for children, parents and personal assistants to take part in.
Alongside further matchday activity, the club is also hosting its first Accessibility Supporters’ Forum this month to learn more from fans with physical and hidden disabilities.
If supporters would like to find out more information, or would like to highlight any specific requirements or questions, you can email [email protected] or call the Leicester Tigers ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).