Newry RFC host Girls Rugby Blitz

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Community, Sport

Newry Rugby Club played host to around sixty girls recently for a Tag Blitz involving three local schools.

Our Lady’s Grammar School fielded two teams and they were joined by St. Mary’s High School and St. Paul’s High School.

The event was organised by Ulster Rugby’s Community Rugby Coach, Jonathon Graham, who has been delivering taster rugby sessions in the schools over the past few weeks.

The sessions have enabled Newry Rugby Club to establish an Under 18 Girls section, which will help to strengthen the club’s senior women’s squad in the years to come.

Friday’s Blitz allowed the girls to play a few matches each before they were given the opportunity to try out some contact activity. Jonathon Graham was ably assisted by Ulster Rugby’s Female Rugby Officer, Zoe Templeton, as well as a couple of volunteers from the rugby club.

The event was made possible due to the generous support of the NI Executive and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through the ‘Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion through Sport’ programme.

Training for Newry U18s Girls takes place on Monday nights at 7pm. All new players are welcome.

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