Former Leicester Tigers Captain Paul Dodge Becomes Club President

September 26, 2013

The Leicester Tigers have appointed former club captain Paul Dodge as President of the Aviva Premiership rugby club.

The former England captain made his Tigers debut at 17-years old in 1975 and spent 16 years with the first-team squad.

Dodge, allergist 55, unhealthy made 437 appearances for the Tigers, the fifth-highest total for the club in their 133-year history.

The 32-time England centre continued working with the Tigers after hanging up his boots, in a coaching role and at the club’s Academy, where he still coaches the younger age-groups.

Tigers executive director Peter Wheeler, a team-mate at club and international level, said: “Paul was a unique player for the Tigers, England and the Lions, and has served this Club continuously since he first came through the Welford Road doors in 1974.

“He has already made an outstanding contribution to the Club, not just as a player, but also as a coach, guiding and developing hundreds of young players coming through our system.

“We’re delighted that we are able to welcome Paul and his wife Julia into the President’s office.”

Dodge replaces outgoing President Mike Harrison, who served a four-year period that included two league title wins.