For the young players from Whitchurch Rugby Club it was a day to remember as they honed their skills with the professionals at 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers last Saturday.

The youngsters took part in a Tigers Matchday Coaching Clinic and then joined a big crowd for the Anglo-Welsh Cup fixture against Cardiff Blues at Welford Road.

Tigers Matchday Coaching Clinics allow teams to work with Tigers coaches to develop their individual and team skills, as well as taking tips and techniques with them to work on in the rest of the season.

They even managed to follow in the players' footsteps by having a team photo taken on the famous turf at half-time in front of the crowd.

Whitchurch coach Scott Ramsey, who accompanied the team for their photo alongside Tigers and England prop Ellis Genge, said: "The clinic was fantastic, although it was a little bit cold and wet, the team really enjoyed themselves.

"They were taught some important things, having some new eyes giving them a bit of training was very useful and very productive.

"It’s fantastic for them to be here at Welford Road, it’s a brilliant experience for them to see a Premiership team play and overall it’s just a great day out and great atmosphere for the team."

The Whitchurch players also had an opportunity to quiz Tigers player Dom Barrow about life in professional rugby and then they soaked up the matchday atmosphere at Welford Road and watched the professionals in action.