Aldi Ireland and the IRFU today announced the latest two winners of Aldi Play Rugby sticker competition for primary schools, which ran from August - November last year.
The two winners of the €50,000 prizes (to put towards upgrading their sports facilities) are St. Peter & Paul’s National School, Drumconrath, Navan, Co Meath, St. Joseph’s National School, Leitrim Village, Co Leitrim.
10 runner up primary schools around the country have each won €10,000 to spend on improving their sports facilities, the retailer said.
Aldi Play Rugby Ambassador
In addition, one runner up school won a training session with Aldi Play Rugby Ambassador, Paul O’Connell along with a new set of school jerseys.
“As the Aldi Play Rugby Ambassador, I’ve seen first-hand how the support Aldi has given, has helped grow the sport hugely in primary schools around the country," O'Connell said.
"This sticker competition is just one of many initiatives Aldi and the IRFU have worked together successfully on, and I would encourage all primary schools around the country to take part. As the saying goes – ‘If you’re not in it, you can’t win it!’"
'Strength to Strength'
The Aldi Play Rugby programme has gone from strength to strength with over 109,000 children from over 1,200 primary schools across the country taking part.
“We’re now into our fourth year as the Official Fresh Food Partner of the IRFU, and what better way to celebrate than by investing over €1.2 Million in primary schools sports facilities," said John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi Ireland.
According to the discounter the competition attracted over 1,500 entries in 2019 and will return again this year. The stickers will be available across Aldi store nationwide from this coming Friday the 31 January 2020.
Nicholas Comyn, IRFU President said: "Aldi Play Rugby has gone from strength to strength over the past three and a half years, and now more and more school children, both boys and girls, are getting involved in the game and leading healthier active lifestyles."
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