Last Saturday, 12th September, saw the beginning of the mini rugby season at Enniskillen Rugby Club, and with around 130 kids registered last year the ERFC mini section are expecting this to be a bumper year given Ireland’s World cup involvement.
Mark Howe, ERFC mini Convenor, said, ‘We aim to introduce kids to a fantastic game in a safe, fun environment and our team of coaches aim to develop the basic skills and ethos of the game. Training continues at 9.30am this Saturday and we are fortunate to have a new sponsor for the mini section this year in Elite Electronic Systems Ltd, who have provided us with new playing kit for all age-groups. On behalf of ERFC mini rugby I would like to thank them and Jonathan Balfour personally for their generous sponsorship.
We hope to build on the success of last year with some highlights of the season being our U11 team running out in front of 18,000 supporters at the Kingspan Staduim, and playing host to teams from throughout Ulster at all Mini age groups providing very competitive and entertaining matches for both players and parents alike.
The club held a very successful and well supported Centra Ulster Training Camp during the summer and hope to build on this for the coming season.
We at ERFC look forward to greeting returning players and welcoming any future Paddy Jacksons and Ian Hendersons to Mullaghmeen. (Pictured Left to Right: President ERFC Norman Richmond, Mini Rugby Convenor Mark Howe, Jonathan Balfour of Elite Electronic Systems Ltd and Junior Vice President of ERFC Michael Cadden).