HAPPY DAYS! Spalding RFC's under-11s are pictured on the pitch at Leicester Tigers' Welford Road. They gave the Tigers a guard of honour last week.

Spalding RFC youngsters relish fantastic opportunity at Welford Road

Lucky young guns from Spalding RFC shared a matchday with ten-time English champions Leicester Tigers on Saturday as they made up the guard of honour to welcome the teams at Welford Road.

Tigers secured a bonus-point win against Sale Sharks in the final home game of the Aviva Premiership season as Spalding were given the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of legends on the Welford Road pitch.

Guard of honour groups fly the flag in the moments building up to kick-off and welcome both teams on to the pitch in front of a roar from the crowd.

John Holland, the under-11s coach from Spalding RFC, accompanied the players and said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the kids to get up close to some of their heroes and to represent their club on this pitch is just brilliant.”

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