Warriors Welcome Schools For Launch Of Community Programme

Following on from the successful pilot Community Programme last season, Glasgow Warriors are pleased to announce their community plans for the 2006-2007 season.The programme will kick-off tomorrow with the inaugural Glasgow Warriors Schools U18 Sevens Tournament when the squad will host sixteen schools from throughout the Glasgow rugby districts when they will come together to compete in the seven-a-side competition at the Warriorsa?" training ground, Whitecraigs, in Newton Mearns. The schools taking part are: Arran High School, Balfron High School, Belmont House School, Biggar High School, Carrick Academy, Cathkin High School, Douglas Academy, Duncanrig Secondary School, Eastwood High School, Grange Academy, Hamilton College, Hillhead/Jordanhill Schools, Hutchesona?'s Grammar School, Kirkcudbright Academy, St Aloysius College and St Niniana?'s High School, Warriors Head Coach Sean Lineen said: a??We are very aware of the need for all the Warriors players to be spending more time in the local community. Although our sport is rugby and we are keen to support the wider rugby community, it is important that we also promote all forms of healthy activity and lifestyle choices which may include anti-drug or anti-bullying messages and providing positive role models. Thata?'s why we think ita?'s important that players are available for a wide range of activities, but with our main focus being on schools, clubs and youth groups.a?? The Warriors will be running a season long community programme that sees them dedicate every Wednesday to community activities. This has been broken down into three blocks to ensure that the full squad is available. Club captain Alastair Kellock added: a??Wea?"re happy to be committing time every Wednesday to getting involved in local community programmes and initiatives._We enjoy spending time out in our Community and letting people know about rugby in Glasgow and this is a perfect way to do just that. Hopefully the players can provide positive role models and experiences to a wide range of people and through a range of activities.a?? Glasgow Warriors are also offering a special deal for youngsters taking part in the Community Programme in that they can come to a Warriors Magners League match for just A?1* by using the promotional flyer given out at community events. Clubs, schools and organisations can participate in the programme and request a player to come along to their event by contacting Colin Reid, Community Marketing Manager on T: 0131 346 5062 or colin.reid@sru.org.uk. Colin Reid said: a??Last season saw the Warriors, in conjunction with local rugby development officers & SVQ rugby club community coaches, complete nearly 80 community visits, meeting more than 3,700 people in the process._Some of the visits included meeting with sick children in Yorkhill Hospital, helping with coaching sessions at local rugby clubs, and supporting healthy living campaigns such as a project encouraging youngsters in Govan to drink more water and another to encourage people to have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked._With the support the team can give to the community and the public can give us at our home matches, there is a great opportunity for it to be a successful season for everyone.a??*Terrace tickets only. This offer is only valid where there is one full paying adult and one child (under 18) accompanied by the flyer filled in fully. Additional children will pay full concession price of A?5. Following on from the successful pilot Community Programme last season, Glasgow Warriors are pleased to announce their community plans for the 2006-2007 season.The programme will kick-off tomorrow with the inaugural Glasgow Warriors Schools U18 Sevens Tournament when the squad will host sixteen schools from throughout the Glasgow rugby districts when they will come together to compete in the seven-a-side competition at the Warriorsa?" training ground, Whitecraigs, in Newton Mearns. The schools taking part are: Arran High School, Balfron High School, Belmont House School, Biggar High School, Carrick Academy, Cathkin High School, Douglas Academy, Duncanrig Secondary School, Eastwood High School, Grange Academy, Hamilton College, Hillhead/Jordanhill Schools, Hutchesona?'s Grammar School, Kirkcudbright Academy, St Aloysius College and St Niniana?'s High School, Warriors Head Coach Sean Lineen said: a??We are very aware of the need for all the Warriors players to be spending more time in the local community. Although our sport is rugby and we are keen to support the wider rugby community, it is important that we also promote all forms of healthy activity and lifestyle choices which may include anti-drug or anti-bullying messages and providing positive role models. Thata?'s why we think ita?'s important that players are available for a wide range of activities, but with our main focus being on schools, clubs and youth groups.a?? The Warriors will be running a season long community programme that sees them dedicate every Wednesday to community activities. This has been broken down into three blocks to ensure that the full squad is available. Club captain Alastair Kellock added: a??Wea?"re happy to be committing time every Wednesday to getting involved in local community programmes and initiatives._We enjoy spending time out in our Community and letting people know about rugby in Glasgow and this is a perfect way to do just that. Hopefully the players can provide positive role models and experiences to a wide range of people and through a range of activities.a?? Glasgow Warriors are also offering a special deal for youngsters taking part in the Community Programme in that they can come to a Warriors Magners League match for just A?1* by using the promotional flyer given out at community events. Clubs, schools and organisations can participate in the programme and request a player to come along to their event by contacting Colin Reid, Community Marketing Manager on T: 0131 346 5062 or colin.reid@sru.org.uk. Colin Reid said: a??Last season saw the Warriors, in conjunction with local rugby development officers & SVQ rugby club community coaches, complete nearly 80 community visits, meeting more than 3,700 people in the process._Some of the visits included meeting with sick children in Yorkhill Hospital, helping with coaching sessions at local rugby clubs, and supporting healthy living campaigns such as a project encouraging youngsters in Govan to drink more water and another to encourage people to have their blood pressure and cholesterol checked._With the support the team can give to the community and the public can give us at our home matches, there is a great opportunity for it to be a successful season for everyone.a??*Terrace tickets only. This offer is only valid where there is one full paying adult and one child (under 18) accompanied by the flyer filled in fully. Additional children will pay full concession price of A?5.