4/11/2012

Baulderstone Buddy a Brumby


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:

Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan East
Queanbeyan PS
Queanbeyan South

Easts
Forrest Primary
St Bedes
Yarralumla

Wests
St John the Apostle
St Matthews
Kingsford Smith

Uni-Norths
Ainslie Primary
Fraser
Turner PS

Tuggeranong
St Clare of Assissi
Monash Primary
Gordon PS

Gungahlin
Holy Spirit
Amaroo
Gold Creek

Royals

Chapman Primary
St Judes
Sacred Heart