VCB participated in the Danske Bank Girls Schools’ Cup regional qualifiers which took place this week, featuring a remarkable 60 teams.
The competition has grown from strength to strength in recent years, thanks in part to the success of Ireland Women in winning the Grand Slam in March 2013. Since then, Ulster Rugby has employed three dedicated Female Rugby Officers, funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, who have developed the game in traditional and non-traditional rugby schools.
The girls won all their matches and have progressed to the quarter finals which will be on 10th March. The girls defeated St. Roses Dominican College, Dundonald High School, Kilkeel High School and Shimna Integrated College. The girls involved also had the opportunity to be photographed with Ulster Rugby's Paddy Jackson.