Port' show pride with Leinster logo on shirt
YOUTHS and Minis rugby has seen unprecedented growth in recent years in Portarlington RFC thanks to some exciting new developments as well as the enthusiasm of a coaching team that works closely with Leinster Rugby staff.
Among those developments was the introduction of new jerseys for the entire minis section.
The maroon and white jerseys - with a distinctive dragon theme - are also the very first to include the Leinster Rugby logo.
This is to acknowledge Leinster Rugby's support of the club's efforts and a replica jersey was presented to Branch President Ben Gormley by minis co-ordinator Michelle Maher during the Blues' recent home game against Zebre.
In May, 58 minis players along with 44 coaches and parents enjoyed a hugely successful Tour of North Wales. In August, the club ran a week-long summer camp which was attended by 135 minis including 31 girls.
The growing numbers have also meant that the club has acquired a third pitch thanks to the support of minis sponsor Adrian Dunne's Pharmacy.
Portarlington have organised for a group of 286 children and coaches to travel to the upcoming Leinster v ASM Clermont Auvergne Heineken Cup clash in the Aviva Stadium next weekend.
This will be the largest number from any one club travelling to the game when the boys and girls will temporarily swap their maroon and white for the Blue Magic!
For more information on these exciting times for Portarlington RFC, visit their Facebook Page at 'Port RFC Mini Rugby' -- officially the world's most popular minis rugby Facebook page!