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Ards Rugby recruiting at all levels - senior, youth & mini

For 23 years Ards rugby has been producing senior rugby players from their Mini and Youth structures.

Some players have gone from mini rugby to school's rugby and then rejoined the club upon leaving school such as Tom Arthur Donnan, Paddy Bond, Jonny Harris, Aaron May, Josh McFarland, Adam Curry and Taylor Nutt.

Other players who went to a non rugby playing school continued into the Ards Youth system and then progressed from U18 to senior rugby.

Notable players in recent seasons have been former Movilla High School pupils including Club Captain Andrew Foster, Vice Captain Paul Cox, Trevor Devlin & Pete Croan; former Strangford College pupils including past captain Mark Banford, Mike Taylor, Ross Torney, Alex Gaw & Danny McCullough; former Glastry pupils Ryan Thompson, Adam Coulter, Jack Coulter & Matthew Warnock and former Comber High (now Nendrum College) pupil Michael Lawton who went on to represent Ireland in international 7s.

Director of Ards Rugby Stevie Nutt and his management team are seeking to recruit new players in all of the clubs rugby sections which include Senior, Youth (both boys & girls 12-18ys) and the mini section (P1-Y8).

So if you're keen to 'Give it a try' and become part of Ards Rugby an op n invite is extended for you to come along.

If you played mini rugby at Ards you are most welcome back!

If you didn't play mini rugby at Ards then you are welcome to Be Part Of It!

For further details contact:
Director of Rugby, Stevie Nutt - 07783475153
Email -
Head Coaches, John West - 07762106168 & Scott Young - 07920186663

Updated 21:11 - 3 Mar 2019 by STEPHEN NUTT

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