Posted on 1st July 2016
Members of the Rotary Club of Lagan Valley recently attended the Ulster Barbarians Monday night training session at the Antrim Forum to meet with players and volunteers and see the players in action. Their visit coincided with a visit by Lisburn Ladies rugby club who were keen to experience the sport for themselves.
Rotary Club of Lagan Valley President Dale Carson presented Ulster Barbarians Chairperson Bernard Rooney with a cheque for £2600 which they had raised to help the club. Bernard Rooney thanked the Rotary Club for their fantastic efforts and explained that the money would be used for much needed equipment and to help the club in its efforts to recruit new members. Rotary members have also kindly volunteered to assist the Barbarians as required.
The Barbarians play in the Irish League which has four clubs, and have players involved at a national and international level. David Ross has recently been named a Captain of the GB Development Squad. Will Doggart is a member of the Irish Squad which recently competed in the European Championships in Finland.
Wheelchair rugby is a mixed gender contact sport which can be played at a competitive level by players with a wide range of disabilities. The Barbarians have players aged from 10 to 52 years old, and are always keen to welcome new players. To find out more please visit ulsterbarbarians.com, or Bernard on 07770777265, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org