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5 April 2019

As part of Ulster Rugby’s ongoing community engagement strategy, CEO Jonny Petrie will host roadshows at three venues over the next few weeks.

Jonny will be joined at the events by Ulster Rugby staff, including members of the senior coaching team and rugby development department.

The Roadshows are open to everyone. Capacity is capped at 150 for Ballymena Academy, 150 at City of Armagh RFC and 100 at Letterkenny RFC. Access will be granted on a first come, first served basis, although it is not expected that demand will exceed capacity.

The format of the events will be relaxed and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of rugby in Ulster.


Ballymena Academy 6th Form Centre
Wednesday 10th April, 7.00-8.30pm
Jonny Petrie, Dwayne Peel and Barry Willis

City of Armagh RFC
Wednesday 24th April, 7.00-8.30pm
Jonny Petrie, Jared Payne and Darren McGuigan

Letterkenny RFC
Date and time TBC
Jonny Petrie, Dan Soper and Ricky Huey

Commenting ahead of the UR Roadshow events, Jonny said:

“The public will have seen how regularly our development staff and pro players are out and about at clubs and schools across the Province and it’s something we’re keen to do more and more of. As CEO of Ulster Rugby, it is important that I am also accessible across all levels of rugby in Ulster.

“While we hold regular briefings for Season Ticket holders at Kingspan Stadium, these Roadshows are another good opportunity for us to reach out and engage with stakeholders and discuss a range of issues across domestic and professional rugby.

“Grassroots rugby is critical to us and we want to understand the challenges that clubs and schools are facing by spending time with them and listening to what’s going on. It’s also a chance for us to talk about our plans for the professional team and answer any questions supporters may have in relation to that.

“Hopefully we’ll see a big turnout at all three venues.”