This Saturday, April 1, will see young rugby players fighting it out on the pitch to raise funds for children in Nepal.
The annual Umbrella 7s Schools Rugby Tournament is taking place tomorrow, April 1, in Terenure College, Dublin with the hopes of raising funds for less fortunate Nepali children, in association with the Umbrella Foundation.
Each team has been asked to raise €300 (€25 per player for a team of 12), all of which is going straight to charity.
Jamie Heaslip, Irish & Leinster Player had this to say about the event:
“The reason I’m supporting the Umbrella Sevens is that I visited The Umbrella Foundation in Nepal…and got to see first-hand the amazing work that they are doing for really needy kids”
Irish Head Coach, Joe Schmidt has also praised the programme, mentioning the tournament's way of developing young players:
“Umbrella 7s is a great way for young people to enhance their rugby skills. It’s the same game effectively. The timing of your run, the pass and the ability to see space and play to it are all the same. Hopefully this will develop into something special. I love the idea of young people in Ireland helping to raise money for needy children over the other side of the world, while getting to enjoy a day of playing one of the most exciting brands of rugby. It’s an event that everyone benefits from.''
The Umbrella Foundation is an Irish charity and has rescued over 380 orphaned, trafficked and vulnerable children in Nepal since 2005.
And here's where you come in...
For more information on Umbrella, how to donat and volunteering opportunities, you can visit their website right here, where as much as €5 can go a very long way.