Sam Harrison, the scrum half for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club and the defending champions the Leicester Tigers, believes that the club’s strong core of home grown talent will be influential as the club hunts for more success in the future.
The 23 year old is among one of those players that came through the club’s famed academy and is a player who was born and brought up in the county and Harrison definitely knows what he is talking about.
But there are plenty of other players who were not born in Leicestershire coming through the club’s academy, The Tigers are lucky to be blessed with a whole host of quality players who hold a special affinity to the Welford Road club. Harrison made 21 appearances for the club last term as they marched onto the title and hopes his association with the Leicester Tigers will continue for years to come after putting pen to paper on a new contract at the end of the season.
He stated that he is thankful that he has never had to be in a situation where he has had to think about switching to another club. He went on to add that he has always enjoyed how he has been treated at the club and moreover, it is his home club and playing the game he loves for his hometown club adds to his enjoyment even more.
He added that it means a lot to him to be able to play for the club he supported as a child and the feeling hasn’t changed in spite of playing for the club for the past few seasons now. He mentioned that it is a feeling of pride the local players feel playing for the Leicester Tigers and it inspires them to give a lot more to the cause.