Saturday 23 March 2019

Funding making a big difference in Nairobi

Club notes

Leinster Rugby have helped fund new educational and skills building in Nairobi
Leinster Rugby have helped fund new educational and skills building in Nairobi

Frank and Paula Cullen recently returned from Kenya where they attended the official opening of the new educational and skills building for the street boys in Mukuru slums, Nairobi.

This long-awaited building is replacing the old galvanised sheds that have been their classrooms for so many years.

Leinster Rugby, and indeed Leinster Rugby supporters, have long been associated with fundraising efforts for St Patrick's and it was great to hear that their sevens team - looking great in their kit - had reached the regional sevens finals only last weekend.

It's great to see such strides being made on and off the pitches of Kenya and with the support of the wider Leinster Rugby family.

OLSC to run supporter's bus to Belfast for Ulster showdown

Leinster will travel north to Kingspan Stadium on Saturday, April 27 to take on Ulster in Round 21 of the Guinness PRO14 (5.15).

The OLSC will run a supporter's same-day Aircoach service for the game, leaving Dublin city early on Saturday afternoon and will drive directly to the ground and park beside it. The bus will then return 40 minutes after the final whistle.

Seats must be prepaid in advance by sending €20pp to olsc@leinsterrugby.ie via PayPal quoting your ULSTER BUS, your name, email address and a mobile number.

The Aircoach vehicles have WC facilities but please note that there is a strict no-alcohol policy on board.

Match tickets are the sole responsibility of each passenger and the OLSC recommends that Leinster Rugby supporters buy tickets in the West Terrace to ensure that the blue is together!

Our coaches glean plenty from insightful panel discussion

Michael Ayres (St Mary's University) and Dr Sophia Jowett (Loughborough University) were joined by Ben Bartlett (English Football Association) this week for an expert panel discussion on the importance of the coach-player relationship.

The webinar was broadcast live thanks to Coach-Logic with Leinster-based coaches accessing the feed and engaging through the comments and questions section.

Leinster Rugby would like to express our sincere thanks to Sophia, Ben and Michael along with Tom, Kenneth and Andy from Coach-Logic.

For a preview, see: https://vimeo.com/254342826

To access the programme register, visit http://bit.ly/care-course

Choose: 'Empowering the Athlete: C-A Partnership'

The Webinar is also available on the Leinster Rugby website.

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