Ballymena Rugby Youth Teams Invite you to Give Rugby a Try

Ballymena Rugby Club Youth section has extended an invitation to anyone who is of secondary school age whether they are in school, college or working, to come and give ruby a try this summer. Sessions are free and taken by qualified coaches.  Everyone is welcome, from those who would like to try out rugby for the first time, or those who may have played before and want to join in with the youth section.

Don Pattison, Head of Youth Rugby at Ballymena RFC says:

“Last season was a successful one for the under 14 under 16 and under 18 teams at Ballymena RFC who reached 5 semi-finals and a final between them; the teams hope to build on last season’s success and we would welcome anyone who is in a local secondary school or college and wants to join in.

At Ballymena RFC we are lucky that our youth section has boys from numerous schools in the area including Dunclug College, St Louis Grammar, Cullybackey College, St Killians College, Slemish College, Cross and Passion College and Ballymoney High. 

Rugby is fantastic sport that builds great bonds between teammates.  As well as being great fun it teaches the players essential skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and discipline, as well as building their fitness.  It is a sport that accommodates players from all backgrounds, experience and body shapes and we would be delighted if new players came along to join us at Ballymena RFC whether they have played rugby before or not.”

This year will be a big year for the sport as rugby union will be centre stage as the World Cup takes place in Autumn; and with Ireland ranked third in the world hopes are high for the national team to progress well in the tournament which takes place in Japan for the first time.   Interest and participation in the sport is likely to grow, so why not come and join in and find out more about the sport?

Training will take place on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm starting on 31st July at Eaton Park and continuing through August.  Whatever your experience of playing sports the club would welcome you along.

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