The Aviva Mini Rugby Festivals are taking place throughout the country during the month of October. Festivals are being held in each of the four provinces, giving Mini Rugby players the opportunity to play against each other. As part of Aviva’s sponsorship, the Aviva National Mini Rugby Festival will take place at the Aviva Stadium in May 2017.
Robbie Henshaw, Aviva’s Rugby Ambassador & former Mini Rugby player, said; “Mini Rugby plays a crucial role in the development of rugby skills and is the perfect gateway for children to get involved in the sport. Aviva’s Mini Rugby Festivals give players from clubs all over the country the chance to learn and play against each other with the ultimate prize of a chance to play at the Aviva Stadium next spring. My experience of playing Mini Rugby really helped develop my skills at a key age and helped me foster a real enjoyment in playing the game.”
Henshaw also filmed a series of three skills videos with fellow Irish International Jenny Murphy focusing on the three core skills of pass, tackling and evasion to help players and coaches grow their skills this season. The videos can be viewed on www.facebook.com/avivaireland
Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva Ireland, said; “This will be an even better Mini Rugby season for Aviva with the IRFU. We have launched online content for players and coaches with expert tips from Robbie Henshaw and Jenny Murphy. We will also be giving one Mini Rugby team that opportunity of a lifetime: to host an IRFU Mini Rugby Coaching session. And, of course the fact that every team participating in the Festivals will have the chance to play at the Aviva Stadium for the National Festival next May, means it will be the best Mini Rugby season to date.”
As part of this season’s Mini Rugby Festivals, sponsors Aviva will be running a nationwide competition, open to every club in the country with a Mini Rugby team. The prize will be an Aviva / IRFU Mini Rugby Training Session at the winning teams ground along with €1,000 worth of training equipment for the team.