Weʼre raising £800 to Clontarf Bulls Special Needs rugby team. All funds raised are going towards new kit for the kids.
- Clontarf, Ireland
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 24 days to go
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At Clontarf Rugby, we have set up a new rugby team with nearly 20 local children with intellectual additional needs, aged 6 – 14, and it is going from strength to strength. New players are joining us frequently as the good word spreads across the local community. Mostly children involved have Autism Spectrum Disorder or Down Syndrome. Many of their brothers and sisters play rugby, now these children have their own team!
The initiative is being led by a group of rugby coaches and volunteers with a particular interest in promoting the abilities of these children and rightfully including them in our Club. Our large group of coaches, are male and female, and many are young and not-so-young active players, teachers, SNAs, SENOs, and academics in the fields of people with special needs.
We meet at 11.15am – 12pm on a Sunday morning on the new all-weather pitch. The drills, games and training are pre-planned and aimed at being easy to follow and enjoyable for players and coaches. Each participant is provided with 1 to 1 coaching throughout the session.
It is a lovely fun safe environment, whereby the children are given maximum encouragement, with parents looking on and we can see the following improvements as the weeks go on:
ball handling skills
fine and gross motor skills
ability to take instruction
increased fun in the fresh air
friendships between children and also parents.
Finally one of the most important things we want to pass on is our appreciation for the game of rugby as that is what we as a club are all about!
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Fiachra Ó Corcora
Dec 1, 2016
Great cause Jimmy, keep up the good work
Nov 30, 2016
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Nov 29, 2016
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Myself, Eanna O'Brien, Cian Mulligan and Fiachra Corkery are partaking in Movember this year in order to raise funds for the Clontarf Bulls special needs rugby team.