Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, has written to the Government to ask for further support for professional and community rugby clubs, including Leicester Tigers, in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Alberto has written Parliamentary Questions to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ask if the Government will be providing further support to both professional and community rugby clubs across Leicestershire and the country, many of whom are experiencing financial difficulties due to the Coronavirus.
Alberto said, “In recent days I have been contacted by a huge number of constituents requesting that the Government provide further support to clubs such as Leicester Tigers, but also smaller clubs at a grassroots levels. The effect of the Coronavirus has been terrible for rugby clubs, professional and otherwise, across the country, and if we are to continue to see rugby thriving then it’s important the sport has all the assistance it needs”.
Alberto added, ‘As a keen Tigers fan myself, I know the fantastic benefits the club brings to our communities and economies in Leicester and Leicestershire – rugby is more than an eighty minute game on a Saturday, it often brings villages and towns together and provides a social and community outlet for people across the country. I will continue working with the Government to see that rugby clubs of all shapes and sizes have the support they require moving forward”.
Alberto is pictured at the formal opening of the new all-weather sports pitch at Saffron Dynamo FC in Cosby last year.