Leicester Tigers

  • Caterpillar Renews Tigers Sponsorship

    Caterpillar has agreed a deal to extend its sponsorship of Leicester Tigers for a further three years. The previous contract, which encompassed sponsorship of the North Stand at Welford Road as well as the main shirt sponsorship, began in 2008 and is thought to have been worth between £4 million and £6 million over five years. The club has not revealed whether the value of the extension is equivalent or if it has changed but executive chairman Peter Tom CBE says he is “delighted” that the...

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  • Woodward Leaves Role On Tigers' Board

    Sir Clive Woodward is to stand down from his role on the board of Leicester Tigers as the former England coach has admitted that he has struggled to commit time to the advisory role. Last year he also left his role with the British Olympic Association as director of sport and Woodward said that, whilst he didn't have the time to commit to that role, this wasn't the end of his association with the Tigers. "I'll be stepping down because I just don't get here enough. I've been director here for th...

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  • Leicester Tigers Renew Goldsmiths Partnership

    Leicester Tigers have renewed their sponsorship deal with UK Jeweller Aurum Holdings Limited, which owns Goldsmiths, for a further three years. The firm will retain the naming and branding rights to the Goldsmiths Stand at Welford road as a result and will also remain as the official time sponsor during that period as well as sponsor the player of the month award and host showcase events alongside the club. Justin Stead, CEO of Aurum Holdings, said: “This continues to be a very exciting pa...

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  • Moves - Leicester board changes

    Leicester Tigers have announced three changes to the club’s board of directors. Long-serving former Leicester players John Allen, Bob Beason and David Matthews have retired as directors, with Sir Clive Woodward, Rory Underwood MBE and Terry Gateley coming in to replace them.

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  • Dodge Appointed Tigers President

    Leicester Tigers have revealed that former club captain, Paul Dodge, has been appointed as club president and he will replace Mike Harrison who has finished a four-year spell in the role. Dodge made 437 appearances for the club over 16 years, having played his first game at 17 years of age. He also won 32 caps for England as a centre. After retiring as a player Dodge took up a coaching role at the club's academy, where he still coaches the younger age groups. Peter Wheeler, executive director at...

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  • Leicester Begin Local Marketing War With Wasps

    Leicester Tigers have taken the first step in a marketing battle with new local rivals Wasps by installing an advertising billboard on the doorstep of the Ricoh Arena. The billboard reads 'On your doorstep since 1880' and is an attempt to remind any fans drawn to the Ricoh by Wasps' recent move that an elite English club already exists in the vicinity. A Tigers spokesperson said: "The club has a lot of supporters in Coventry and we're keen to remind people we're here." For their part, Wasps have...

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  • Aldis Joins Tigers Board

    Peter Aldis, chief executive of Holland & Barrett International Limited, has been appointed to the board of Leicester Tigers. Holland & Barrett is the leading health food retailer with stores in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and Sweden as well as being the new main sponsor of the Tigers from the start of this season. Peter has spent his 34-year career in retailing and held management roles at Currys and ASDA before joining Holland & Barrett in 1990. He has held several positions...

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  • Tigers Director Looks to Increase Stake

    The Leicester Mercury has reported that Leicester Tigers could be set for a cash windfall that is expected to run into millions of pounds. Director and shareholder Tom Scott has offered to make a significant investment in the club to assist it with its future plans for development. A letter has been sent to shareholders asking for their approval, which will see Scott potentially buy 3,034,426 shares at £1.83 each and increase his holding of the company's Existing Ordinary Shares from 29.99 per...

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  • Tigers Tie Up Travel And Formal Wear Partnerships

    Thomas Cook Sport is to become the new travel partner of Leicester Tigers while Chester Barrie have renewed as the club’s formal wear partner. One of Europe's leading professional sports team and supporter travel companies, Thomas Cook Sport provides a range of bespoke services to teams and supporters. Thomas Cook Sport is a trading division of Thomas Cook Group which is now celebrating its 175th anniversary. Thomas Cook was born in Leicester, and is the oldest and best-known name in leisure t...

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  • Cotton Traders open Leicester store

    Cotton Traders and Leicester Tigers have opened the UK’s first-ever high street rugby club store. Cotton Traders founders Fran Cotton and Steve Smith and 90 guests officially opened the 1,900 square foot outlet in Leicester, which represents a £150,000 investment for the company, and will stock a range of merchandise from both brands. The management and day-to-day running of the store will be the responsibility of Cotton Traders. Nick Hamblin, retail director at Cotton Traders, says, “Big n...

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