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Connacht Rugby launch Family Fun Day

Guinness PRO12 Editor

17 Apr 2012

Connacht Rugby are hosting their annual Family Fun Day this Saturday in the Sportsground.

The event, which has been a huge success in recent years is a thank you to the families and younger fans of Connacht Rugby. From 2.30pm, the training pitch in the Sportsground will be transformed into a children's playground full of bouncy castles, inflatable obstacle course, rugby assault course and much more. There will also be face-painting and a chance to meet some of the Connacht players as well as Eddie the Eagle.There will be a signing station where fans can secure autographs with giveaways and promotions from our club partners.

The event will run until 4.30pm with Connacht v Aironi kicking off at 5.00pm. Entry is free for U12's, €5 for U18's and adult tickets are just €15 before 4pm and include admission to the game at 5pm.

After the game the Official Connacht Supporters Club will be holding a forum with a number of Connacht players in the Clan Bar as well as presenting their choice of Senior Player and Young Player of the Year awards making the whole day and event not to be missed.

Newly appointed Head of Marketing Alex Saul spoke about the event saying:

"It's great to throw the doors open to the younger fans and to give something back to the community. We pride ourselves on being a child friendly club with initiatives such as free admission to the majority of our Pro12 matches and our great value family season ticket. We're all looking forward to welcoming the next generation of Connacht fans and players to the Sportsground on Saturday. Previous fun days have been a huge success and it's a great away for supporters to interact with the squad and bring their kids along for a great day out. All we need now is for the weather to be good to us!"

Tickets can be purchased at www.connachtrugby.ie or by calling into the Connacht Rugby Office on College Rd, Galway.