On Friday the 12th of January, Rhys Halliday, a former pupil of Maxwelltown High School received a sponsorship of £150. This money is to allow Rhys to take part in all Dumfries Saints Rugby Club activities and have all the kit required – such as for coaching, playing and training. Rhys is a junior coach with Saints and helps out with the Maxwelltown High School of Rugby programme. As well as being a junior coach, Rhys attends Dumfries and Galloway College where he is studying Sport and Fitness and hopes to use this course to become a PE teacher.
Rudi Urbach, Rhys’ coach said that he is a “young guy with a lot of ambition who is looking to do something different”. As many have said, he is also “willing to learn” and “moving to become a club apprentice”.
Maxwelltown High School wishes Rhys all the best for the future and is delighted to support both a former pupil and school of rugby participant. Here is Rhys being presented with his cheque from School of Rugby Lead Teacher Mr Hannay.
(School Sports Journalist and former participant in the School of Rugby)’