Pass masters: Wicklow RFC Warriors take home silver from awards
Wicklow RFC Warriors’s inclusive rugby team has won a Silver Award at the All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2020.
The team was nominated in the “Best Community Sports Team/Club” along with seven others from around the country.
The team was formed from an Easter Camp in March 2018 funded by Healthy Ireland and run by Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership, Wicklow RFC and Leinster Rugby Coaches.
Wicklow RFC Warriors is an inclusive rugby team that runs alongside all other teams in the Club, giving families the opportunity to have siblings play alongside each other no matter what their abilities.
The team has an age range of five to 50 and includes players with an intellectual disability and special needs.
Leinster and Irish Rugby International Josh Van De Flier, who has been named in the team to face England this Sunday in the Six Nations, is the ambassador for Wicklow RFC Warriors and often visits training sessions and matches and is a keen supporter of the team.
Wicklow RFC Warriors train every Thursday at 6.30pm and you can contact Head Coach James Keating on 086 8152141 at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the team on Thursday March 5, 2020 when they start back for their new season.
Pictured: Eamonn Whelan, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership; Aisling Hubbard, Co-Ordinator, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership; Clara Jenkinson, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership; James Keating, Wicklow Rugby Club, and Denise O’Shea, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership