The players of Ulster Rugby were on hand to support a number of club, schools and community initiatives throughout the Province during January.
Here is a snapshot of some of the activity…
Tuesday 15th January – Christmas Kindness Workplace Visit
As part of our Season Ticket holder Christmas Kindness campaign, Iain Henderson and Luke Marshall visited the Knockbreda Wellbeing and Treatment Centre to meet Yvonne Smyth and her colleagues.
Thursday 17th January – Volunteer Recognition Event
Matthew Rea, along with Ulster Women’s players Ella Durkan and Pieta McAllister attended Ulster Rugby’s annual Volunteer Recognition Event at Kingspan Stadium, which acknowledges the outstanding work done by passionate and dedicated volunteers across the Province.
Friday 25th January – Maghaberry Visit
Matthew Rea, Angus Curtis and David Busby all went along to Maghaberry Prison to watch the ‘UR Game’ exhibition match between Ulster Rugby staff and people in custody, which marked the end of a 12 week programme.
Maghaberry staff welcome coaches from @UlsterRugby for the inaugural ‘UR GAME’ Rugby Tournament, which marked the end of a 12 week programme with 38 people in custody taking part. The programme focused on discipline, respect & team work. Great work by everyone. #rehabilitation pic.twitter.com/1FDRpEQwzN
— NI Prison Service (@NIPrisons) January 28, 2019
Saturday 26th January – Lurgan RFC Mini Visit
Jacob Stockdale brought smiles to the faces of Lurgan RFC’s youngest players, when he attended the club mini blitz.
It was great to have Jacob up at our mini rugby yesterday morning. pic.twitter.com/uvGRzBjtOD
— Lurgan Rugby Club (@lurgan_rfc) January 27, 2019
Saturday 26th January – Regent House Breakfast
Luke Marshall, plus new Ulster Rugby CEO Jonny Petrie, attended the pre-match breakfast function prior to the North Down derby between Regent House and Bangor Grammar in the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.
Saturday 26th January – Enniskillen RFC Minis
Will Addison, whose mother is from Enniskillen, attended the club’s mini rugby session, after returning from a training camp in preparation for the Six Nations Championship.
Fantastic to have @UlsterRugby @IrishRugby @WillAddisonB3 at minis training this morning.
Best of luck for the @SixNationsRugby and thanks for getting stuck in with our kids in the rain! #ShoulderToShoulder #skins pic.twitter.com/vueJHPpvdI
— ERFC Minis (@EknRFCMinis) January 26, 2019