The free rugby initiative getting kids active and promoting teamwork in schools 2 years ago

The free rugby initiative getting kids active and promoting teamwork in schools

Brought to you by Aldi. Feeding the Future of Irish Rugby.

Health, happiness, achievement - all these things we want for our kids are enhanced by sports and activity.

This is why Aldi are shouting about their Aldi Play Rugby Programme as it continues to visit schools all over the nation.

The Aldi Play Rugby Programme is a free initiative set up by the IRFU, and supported by Aldi, for national primary schools.  It’s super fun, safe (non-contact) and takes place in the great outdoors, encouraging kids to get more involved in team sports like rugby.

Here’s how it works:

An IRFU Community Rugby Officer comes to visit your kids’ school and provides terrific development plans, training AND free equipment to start everyone off in the right direction. All schools that sign up are in with a chance to win a training session with former rugby star Paul O’ Connell too!

The rugby playtime that the kids at your school can expect to enjoy includes tag, touch and rugby prime. Over 80,000 children took part in the events in 2017, along with 1,115 schools across the country. By the end of 2018 - IRFU and Aldi want that target participation to reach 100,000 kids! - spreading the sporty message even further.

Sports and activity is no doubt critical for a healthy body and mind - but it’s not only sports that this superb initiative is bringing to the table. They’re talking wholesome and nutritious grub too!

Paul, and former Ireland captain Joe Schmidt want to help educate kids at a grassroots level too - when it comes to thinking about the food choices our kids make and how important it is to go for fresh, wholesome, natural meals, that deliver nutrition and that feel-good energy. Perfect for all our little sporty fans who deserve the very best.

Brought to you by Aldi. Feeding the Future of Irish Rugby.

Click here to find out more about the Aldi Play Rugby programme.