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Limavady Rugby Club, U12 Boys

In addition to training twice a week, Limavady Rugby Club works hard to encourage youngsters from different religious and cultural backgrounds to foster strong and lifelong friendships through their commitment to being part of the same team.  The Club brings adults together in a similar way – creating a neutral environment with a common purpose to allow barriers to come down.  They believe the best way to achieve this is through organised trips away from the area on shared transport – for games and some team bonding.  Their U12s will be embarking on a tour of Scotland in the Spring and sought funding towards a playing kit for the team as they meet their counterparts at Ayr and other rugby clubs in the Edinburgh area.  Acknowledging that the kit was essential for the tour but would also be put to immediate use on a weekly basis, the Committee agreed a grant of £700.  Mark Hylands (who established the U12 boys’ team) e-mailed at the end of March to tell us how Your grant has been of great benefit in terms of not only the purchase of kit but to the project as a whole as we build this new team”.  He confirmed that “We have used the money to contribute towards the purchase of playing kit” and he “… also attached a photo of some of our boys wearing the kit”.