St Thomas Aquinas RC Secondary School have been invited to compete in the SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship.

More than 1,000 girls and boys are competing in this year’s rugby competition which will give a platform to grassroots talent to display their skills at Scotstoun Stadium, the home of Glasgow Warriors.

The tournament will see 25 schools from across west, central and southern Scotland compete during seven weeks of action, with the final being played prior to the Guinness PRO14 match between Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby on Saturday, April 27.

The Warriors Championship was established four years ago and has helped raise awareness of rugby at grassroots level whilst promoting active and healthy lifestyles to young people.

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SP Energy Networks began supporting the event last year after coming on board as the club’s official community partner at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

Pupils and teachers from St Thomas Aquinas were shown around Whitelee Visitor Centre, which officially opened to the public again today after a winter break.

They were joined by Glasgow Warriors player Lee Jones as well as SP Energy Networks Chief Executive, Frank Mitchell and Nathan Bombrys, Managing Director of Glasgow Warriors.

Kicking off earlier this month, each school will take part in qualifying rounds at Scotstoun and will have S1 and S2 boys’ teams competing as well as an under-15s girls’ team.

Throughout the 2019 SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship, school kids will get an opportunity to meet members of the Glasgow Warriors squad.

Glasgow Warriors player Lee Jones said: “It’s always good to see so many kids playing rugby and having a good time at Scotstoun. Good luck to all the boys and girls competing in this year’s Warriors Championship.”