Primary seven pupils from Newcastle Primary School got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Ulster Rugby recently as part of a special tour of the Kingspan Stadium and Nevin Spence Museum, hosted by Phoenix Natural Gas.
Twenty four pupils from the school were welcomed by Phoenix Natural Gas and given an exclusive stadium tour including access to the gym and home and away changing rooms. The pupils also had the chance to stand pitch side in the infamous grounds and tour the home of Ulster Rugby.
The educational session also included a tour of the Nevin Spence Museum, an area exclusively reserved for school groups. Pupils found out about the history of Ulster Rugby and even had a chance to score a try with an interactive simulator with the centre.
Jonathan Martindale, Sales and Marketing Director at Phoenix Natural Gas said, “Phoenix Natural Gas has been involved in supporting Ulster Rugby for a number of years and the Nevin Spence museum provides a fantastic learning and resource centre for young sports enthusiasts.
“We were delighted to host pupils from Newcastle Primary School and look forward to working with schools right across Newcastle as we continue to develop the natural gas network in this area.”
Commenting on the tour, Principal Jennifer McCann said, “The behind-the-scenes tour of Ulster Rugby and Kingspan Stadium has been superb. The pupils were given a chance to access exclusive areas and be inspired by the first class facilities of this prestigious sporting ground.
“Through the centre, pupils were able to learn more about the game and be inspired to reach their sporting potential. We would like to say a huge thanks to Ulster Rugby and Phoenix Natural Gas for this fantastic opportunity.”