Ireland star Rianna back to school to launch camps

David Tucker

Published 15/10/2013 | 05:42

On Tuesday morning last in The Faythe School, ladies soccer star Rianna Jarrett launched the Aviva Soccer Sisters Hallowe’en camp with Fifth and Sixth class pupils.

IRISH InternationaL and top scoring Wexford Youths star Rianna Jarrett was back in her old stomping ground at her former alma mater of St. John of Gods NS in the Faythe in Wexford town a few days ago to launch the Aviva Soccer Sisters Hallowe'en Camps.

IRISH InternationaL and top scoring Wexford Youths star Rianna Jarrett was back in her old stomping ground at her former alma mater of St. John of Gods NS in the Faythe in Wexford town a few days ago to launch the Aviva Soccer Sisters Hallowe'en Camps.

The camps will take place in four locations across Wexford during the Hallowe'en break.

The first Hallowe'en Camps will take place on the 28th and 29th October at both Wexford Youths' Ferrycarrig Park and New Ross Celtic. The next camp takes place on the 30th and 31st October at Gorey Celtic with the final camp on the 31st October and 1st November at Corach Ramblers.

Rianna, a Wexford town native, said it was great to return to her old school to launch the Camps in Wexford.

'These camps are so exciting for all the girls involved, they get to have fun and make new friends while also learning new skills and importantly getting involved in sport at a young age, which is huge. Hopefully we will see some of these girls pulling on the green of Ireland in the coming years as there is such a great tradition of women's football in the county,' she said.

Teachers in the Faythe School have great memories of Rianna as a pupil.

The 'living embodiment of perpetual motion' was how one teacher described her.

She excelled at swimming, athletics, football and of course her beloved soccer. By the end of Sixth Class she was the stand-out athlete in the school and teachers eagerly followed her progress through the ranks of Republic of Ireland under-age soccer teams.

A montage of pictures from the ceremony of 24th February 2012 is proudly displayed on the wall of the Sr. Marie Room alongside a superb picture of a 15-year-old Rianna wheeling away in delight having scored her first international goal three years earlier vs Italy.

Rianna, is studying for a BA in Sport & Exercise (Soccer) at IT Carlow and was part of the Wexford Youths squad for the inaugural Women's National League in 2011. All camps are €20 per child. For more information log on to www.AVIVA.ie/SoccerSisters

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