19 November 2014
Budding rugby stars on goal for great season after being presented with new playing kit
Some of Swansea’s youngest rugby stars have now got the looks as well as the skills after receiving a new playing kit and match balls from Wales’s largest building society, Principality.
The youngsters at Morriston Under 9s were presented with the new kits and training equipment by members of their local Principality branch in Morriston.
Formed in 1876, the rugby club has 14 teams across mini, junior and senior level and has produced a number of notable players, including former Welsh international Tony Clements.
Principality Branch Manager Leigh Jones and the rest of the team visited the club to hand over the kits and meet players, coaches and families.
Leigh Jones said: “Principality is proud to be at the heart of communities across Wales supporting grass roots sport throughout the country and it’s brilliant to be able to support these youngsters who could progress to become the big sporting stars of the future.
“Morriston Rugby Club has had a huge role in the community since it was formed more than 100 years ago and has supported thousands of players during this time, including several key international players. We’re pleased to be able to give something back to the club.
“The under 9s were delighted with their kits and said they couldn’t wait to get to go to their new fixtures looking the part.”
Simon Black, Head Coach for Morriston Under 9s, said: “The children, coaches and parents are extremely grateful for the support Principality has shown to Morriston RFC U9's - there are currently 18 players in the team and the input from the Society means that every player has a kit for matches on a Sunday morning.
“The new kit and balls they supplied are a huge boost and contribute to us developing not only hopefully rugby stars of the future, but in providing an enjoyable activity and environment for the children who want to play rugby with us.”