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Ballymena Bears Hill Challenge success

Ballymena Bears Hill Challenge

Ballymena Bears FATLAD Hill Challenge 2018

FANTASTIC achievement from Ballymena Bears, a special needs tag rugby team, who recently played rugby as they ran up a hill in each of the six counties of Northern Ireland on behalf of Wooden Spoon.

A team of coaches, carers and special needs players, set off by mini bus to travel the six counties of Northern Ireland over the course of the 11/12/13 May 2018.  Their aim was to run a hill in each of the counties passing the rugby ball as they went.

The FATLAD Hill Challenge 2018 included:

  • Topped Mountain – Co Fermanagh
  • Slemish – Co Antrim
  • Mullaghcarn – Co Tyrone
  • Binevenagh – Co Londonderry
  • Slieve Gullion – Co Armagh
  • Slieve Croob – Co Down

On each of the mountains they received a ‘Big push’ which helped to keep the team going and raised spirits. Ballymena Bears are extremely grateful for all the support they received and would like to thank all the companies and individuals that generously gave towards the challenge.

Take a look at their video from the weekend: