The University of Canberra Brumbies have spent their training-free Wednesday visiting schools around the ACT and its surrounding regions as part of the Baulderstone Buddy a Brumby program.
With each of the University of Canberra Brumbies players now connected to a John I Dent Cup club, the boys headed to schools within their own regions to encourage students to get involved with rugby.
Inside-centre Pat McCabe visited St Matthews Catholic Primary School at Page where he signed autographs and mingled with the children.
He said it was important to have programs like Baulderstone Buddy a Brumby to keep children interested in rugby and in touch with their local players.
“The Baulderstone Buddy a Brumby helps us stay in touch with these kids, hopefully one day they’ll either become Brumbies themselves or at the very least big supporters of the club,” McCabe said.
“The ACT is such a competitive market for junior sport, with AFL, soccer and Rugby League all fielding plenty of teams over the winter months.
“It’s great that the Brumbies and our partners Baulderstone have recognised the importance of staying in touch with the community like this.”
The University of Canberra Brumbies are connected to the following schools:
St John the Apostle
St Clare of Assissi