School Volunteers celebrated at Kingspan Stadium

School Volunteers celebrated at Kingspan Stadium

On Saturday 1st December, Ulster Rugby welcomed eight of our school volunteers to the Ulster v Cardiff game at Kingspan Stadium to thank them for participating in our flagship volunteer programme.

The School Goldmark programme recruited young people from their school’s student population with the interest and skills to take part. They were trained, mentored and are continuously supported by Ulster Branch staff to engage in their school’s registration and keeping their schools e-team sheet system up to date. Each volunteer has been given the opportunity to gain valuable experience of   organising, managing and evaluating school rugby events as well as learning new skills in planning and leadership.

As well as being an active volunteer within their school, each young person will receive a recognised accreditation through the Goldmark programme delivered through Volunteer Now in NI. This accreditation is recognised within the UCAS application process and is of great benefit if the student chooses to apply for university and/or in future job applications.

Some of the schools taking part this year are: Ballymena Academy, Larne GS, Carrick GS, Antrim GS, Cambridge House GS, Limavady GS, Dalriada GS, Dromore High, Lurgan College, Banbridge Academy, Belfast Royal Academy, Belfast High School, Rainey Endowed, Bangor Academy and Royal School Dungannon.

If you wish to find out more about other volunteering opportunities, please email