For the second week, of eight weeks, during the months of August and September, the IRFU’s ‘Give It A Try’ programme, backed by Irish Rugby’s official kit partner Canterbury and led and organised by Old Wesley CCRO Andrew Egan, offers young girls between the ages of 8 and 14 the opportunity to learn the sport in a fun safe and friendly environment.
The Club President, Nigel Poff was there to view, at first hand, the work that is being done to expand participation levels across the club. “It is great to see these girls to be having fun with their friends, for it to be inclusive and for them to be developing those team sports skills at such a young age, is so important for their growth. Old Wesley believe this initiative is important for rugby and so exciting for the future of Women’s rugby in Ireland.”
Commenting on the success Andrew Bowers, Old Wesley Hon Sec, said; “Most rugby clubs encourage girls to join Mixed Minis Rugby but research shows that when separate Boy and Girl sections are available more girls participate and continue to play and enjoy the game. For this reason we are encouraging everyone in Old Wesley, players, parents and anyone who wishes to help develop girls rugby to encourage young girls in their families to take up our invitation to “Give it a Try”.
Sundays at 12:00 in Wesley College, Ballinteer.
To sign up, just email Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org