Enniskillen Rugby Working To Get More Pupils Involved In Rugby Early On
As part of Ulster Rugby’s initiative to promote rugby in schools and across the community along with Enniskillen Rugby Club, Club and Community Rugby Officer Rob Watson organised a fixture last Monday between a Year 8 side from Devenish College and a combined side of Enniskillen Integrated and St Mary’s Irvinestown. The game was an excellent, competitive fixture to build on the work done recently in schools who don’t traditionally have rugby built into their sporting syllabus.
In the same week a Year 8 inter class rugby camp took place at St Michael’s Enniskillen with the help of Brian Haire and John McClaughry from the club youth coaching system. Multiple fixtures took place between the Year 8 pupils, delivering an excellent standard for players so young and many of whom were new to the game. A squad of 15 players will now go forward and represent St Michael's College at the local Ulster regional qualifiers.
While the overarching aim is to promote rugby and build the sport in schools and in Fermanagh, the added benefits are huge as we see so many various schools across the community come together for a sport that historically builds bridges like no other.
Anyone at the Under-12 age group who would like to try rugby should come along on a Saturday morning between 9.15am and 10.45am as we are in the process of starting a new u12 team. For other age groups contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved.