YOUNGSTERS from Bracknell RFC honed their skills with the professionals at 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers.

The group from Lily Hill Park took part in a matchday coaching clinic with the Tigers and then joined a 23,940 strong crowd for the final home game of the Aviva Premiership season at Welford Road against Sale Sharks.

The 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.

The Bracknell players also had an opportunity to quiz Tigers player George Catchpole about his life in rugby before soaking up the matchday atmosphere at Welford Road.

They even managed to follow in the players’ footsteps by having a team photo taken with Tigers scrum-half Jono Kitto on the famous turf at half-time in front of the crowd.

Bracknell youth team coach Ian Wilson said: “What a great day for our Under-15s. It was great preparation and hopefully it will inspire the boys.”

Bracknell boast a number of ties with Leicester including former youth team player, Lewis Moody, who made 223 Tigers appearances between 1996-2010.