Portarlington RFC to take part in Aviva Mini Rugby Festival in Leinster

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Portarlington RFC to take part in Aviva Mini Rugby Festival in Leinster

Robbie Henshaw at the Aviva mini rugby festival

Portarlington RFC will be taking part in the Aviva Mini Rugby Festival next weekend giving them the opportunity to participate against teams from all over the Leinster.

Young rugby players from 25 rugby clubs will be represented at the Aviva Mini Rugby Festival in Co. Carlow RFC next Sunday, October 16 as the Aviva Minis Rugby Festival season gets underway.

There will be 20 Boys U-10 clubs taking part, while the Girls U-12 section will see a number of clubs combining on the day, in what is set to be an exciting occasion for all involved.

The sides will play against each other in a non-competitive and fun environment, as well as getting the chance to develop their skills and interact with other teams from across their province.

Each participant in the Festival will receive a Certificate of Participation exclusively signed by Robbie Henshaw, Rory Best and Jamie Heaslip.

This Sunday’s event will be one of four provincial blitzes taking place across the season, and teams that take part in these events will have the opportunity to play at the Aviva Stadium in May.

As part of this season’s Mini Rugby Festivals, sponsors Aviva will be running a nationwide competition, open to every club in the country with a Mini Rugby team.  The prize will be an Aviva / IRFU Mini Rugby Training Session at the winning teams ground along with €1,000 worth of training equipment for the team. 

Aviva have launched a series of online training videos for Mini Rugby with Robbie Henshaw and Jenny Murphy that see them teaching some of the core skills for Mini Rugby players, highlighting to players and coaches what they can do to improve their key skills from a young age.

Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva Ireland, said; “This will be an even better Mini Rugby season for Aviva with the IRFU.  We will be launching online content for players and coaches with expert tips from Robbie Henshaw and Jenny Murphy and will be giving one Mini Rugby team that opportunity of a lifetime to host an IRFU Mini Rugby Coaching session.  This along with again providing the chance for each team involved to play at the Aviva Stadium for the National Festival next May, means it will be the best Mini Rugby season to date.”

All three videos are available to view on www.facebook.com/avivaireland