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Rugby in the community is a joint initiative in association with Dublin City Council and Leinster Rugby that co funds two Leinster Rugby / Dublin City Council Community Rugby Officer.

The primary reason for these appointments are in order to co-ordinate the implementation and delivery of integrated rugby programmes with a view to develop interest and link people from non-traditional Rugby playing backgrounds. Leinster Rugby currently implements programmes designed to increase participation in rugby, develop emerging talent and to educate coaches and volunteers in relation to best practice. In order to maximise efficiency and effectiveness. Leinster Rugby utilise Community Rugby Officers to facilitate the implementation of these programmes.

This partnership has already proved a great success among the young people of Dublin City in areas such as Ballymun, Ringsend , Cabra, Ballyfermot, Donore, creating opportunities for young children who may never had a chance to learn how to play rugby, participate in rugby development programmes delivered on the ground by the LR/DCC Community Rugby Officer.

For Further Information Please contact the Rugby in the Community Development Officers:

Billy Phelan Rugby in the Community Development Officer 0868622314 North Central/Central billy.phelan@leinsterrugby.ie
Stephen Maher Rugby in the Community Development Officer 0861994569 North West/Central stephen.maher@leinsterrugby.ie
Aoife Thompson Rugby in the Community Development Officer 0851302745 South Central aoife.thompson@leinsterrugby.ie
Ken Knaggs Rugby in the Community Development Officer 0858285730 South East

For more information

Dublin City Council
Sports & Recreation Services
Floor 4
3 Palace Street
Dublin 2
D02 T277
Email: sports@dublincity.ie
Phone: (01) 222 7852
Twitter: @dccsportsrec
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DCCSportsRecreation