Armoy RFC reach out into community for future stars

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Armoy RFC reach out into community for future stars thumbnailChildren from Armoy Primary School pictured along with school principal David Dunlop, Tommy Van Wyk and representatives from Armoy RFC and Ulster Rugby.

ARMOY RFC along with Ulster Rugby Branch have appointed a club and community rugby officer to encourage the younger members of north Antrim to take up rugby and potentially be the next Brian O'Driscoll.
Tommy Van Wyk has taken up the mantle for the club and is currently in schools undertaking classes for the children of St. Olcan's, Armoy Primary School and St. Patrick's in Loughguile.
At the start of next year the scheme is set to extend, with Tommy going into Ballycastle's Cross & Passion College to help attract older players into the sport.
The initiative - which is part funded by Ulster Rugby - is an attempt to get more players to the Wasps Mini Rugby club at Armoy on a Saturday morning and also showcase rugby as a sport to children that may not have the opportunity to try it before.


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