Aldi and the IRFU have today announced the launch of a new competition for every primary school in the country to be in with a chance of winning one of two €50,000 school sports facility makeovers in 2019.
Former Ireland and Munster rugby captain Paul O’Connell, who as the Aldi Play Rugby Ambassador, recently launched the initiative which is the latest from the free Aldi Play Rugby programme.
“I know from experience what a difference good quality coaching, equipment and facilities can make, especially in the early years of developing as a player," Paul O’Connell said.
"Aldi Play Rugby is already making a real impact with young kids, having helped over 100,000 girls and boys to lead a more active and healthier lifestyle through rugby, up from 68,000 children taking part just three years ago."
Improving Sports Facilities
While two primary schools will win the incredible €50,000 sports facility upgrades, there are a host of additional prizes on offer.
"With Aldi Play Rugby, we want to help two primary schools improve their sports facilities, giving pupils the opportunity to fulfil their potential through play," added John Curtin, Aldi Ireland group buying director.
Four primary schools (one per province) will win €2,500 worth of training equipment, while each primary school that completes a poster will receive a complimentary set of IRFU water bottles, four Aldi rugby balls and a new Aldi Play Rugby kit bag.
One primary school will win an exclusive training session with Paul O’Connell and a full set of new school rugby jerseys.
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