Highlanders to bring Ryan Jones to Lanark Co High Schools, Jan 2020

Ryan Jones. Photo courtesy of Rugby Ontario

The Lanark Highlanders Rugby Club is proud to introduce Ryan Jones, the development manager at Rugby Ontario, to a number of our schools in Lanark County.

The Highlanders have invited Mr Jones to run “Honda Rookie Rugby Training” sessions at area high schools, supported by their own coaches and players, in efforts to grow the sport in Lanark.

“This is the time to play rugby in Lanark County,” says former Team Canada player and Carleton University coach, LeeAnn Napiorkowski. “There are big things happening with the Highlanders in 2020 and the development of our youth programme is priority one for the club.” 

Ryan Jones’ team will be leading rugby drills and skills as part of Physical Education classes next week. Sessions will run in Perth on Tuesday, 14 January at both St John’s High School and Perth and District Collegiate Institute. The next day, Wednesday, 15 January, Honda Rookie Rugby Training will be offered at Carleton Place High School. For more information about Honda Rookie Rugby Training, visit https://rookierugby.ca. 

The Highlanders, supported by players and coaches from the Carleton University Ravens Rugby Team, will offer a free “Try Rugby” training event for boys and girls, aged 14 to 18, on Friday, 21 February from 5:30 to 7pm at Carleton Place High School.

The Highlanders’ current membership drive coincides with the construction of a 20-acre rugby park and clubhouse in Gillies Corners, due to open in summer of 2020.

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