Six Nations’ Grand Slam Trophy Presentation

On the morning of Monday 3rd June Grosvenor welcomed representatives from Ulster Rugby to the School where they displayed the Grand Slam trophy won by Ireland’s women's rugby team during this year’s Six Nations competition. 

The trophy was displayed during morning assembly with Joy Sparkes, women's Development Officer for Ulster Rugby, speaking to those present about the significance of Ireland’s achievement as well as the general development of women's rugby across Ireland.  The purpose of the presentation was to encourage more females to get involved in rugby as Ireland aim to achieve selection for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.     

This year’s Grand Slam victory was all the more significant for Grosvenor as two members of Ireland’s winning squad, Lauren Day and Nicole Caughey, are former pupils of the School.

Many thanks to Ulster Rugby for visiting Grosvenor during its province- wide parade of the Grand Slam trophy; hopefully it will see the School continue to build on its impressive performances in girls’ rugby over recent years. 

Grosvenor's womens' rugby vice-captain Lisa Black, alongside fellow pupils Karen O'Hare and Staci Maxwell and flanked by Joy Sparkes (Womens' Development Ofiicer Ulster Rugby) and Mrs Karen Kirk, proudly display Ireland's Grand Slam Trophy 2013.