Mr Jonathon Brown continues as a Youth Development Coach funded by Ulster RFC. He trained the KS3 age groups over the course of two terms year culminating in two blitz competitions against local schools.
Mr Wadsworth also took a group of KS3 rugby players to Ravenhill for a cross-community project culminating in a training session at a link school (Banbridge Academy) and a competition at Banbridge RFC.
One of the aims of the funding is to support local rugby clubs with new members joining having gained experience and enjoyment from the sessions in the Abbey.
There would be a large representation at Newry RFC of youth members being Abbey pupils.
Mr. D. Wadsworth (TiC Rugby)