Aldi reveals winners of its popular Play Rugby sticker competition

Students from St. Joseph's National School, one of two winners of a €50,000 prize fund

Aldi and the IRFU today announced the latest two winners of the hugely successful Aldi Play Rugby sticker competition for primary schools, which ran from August - November last year. The competition gave every primary school in the country the chance of winning one of two €50,000 sports facility makeovers.

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28 January 2020 | 0

There were two winners of a €50,000 prize as part of Aldi’s ‘Play Rugby’ sticker competition, which ran for much of 2019. They were St. Peter & Paul’s National School, Drumconrath, Navan, Co Meath, and St. Joseph’s National School, Leitrim Village, Co Leitrim.

The competition prizes this time around have increased, as well as two primary schools winning €50,000 to put towards upgrading their sports facilities, 10 runner-up primary schools around the country have each won €10,000 to spend on improving their sports facilities. In addition, one lucky runner-up school has won a training session with Aldi’s Play Rugby ambassador, Paul O’Connell, along with a new set of school jerseys.

Meanwhile, every primary school that returned a completed poster received an Aldi Play Rugby sports kit worth €100.

Joanne Carroll, principal at St. Peter & Paul’s National School in Co. Meath said she and her students are in “dreamland”.

“We are so grateful to Aldi for this prize money,” Carroll said. “It is a transformative amount for the school and pupils and local community who will benefit for years to come.”

Richella Kelly, principal at St. Joseph’s National School in Leitrim Village, Co Leitrim, echoed the sentiment, saying that the possibilities are “endless.”

Due to the success of the last two competitions, Aldi also announced that it will return for 2020, and stickers will be available in stores from Friday, 31 January. The competition is easy to enter and works by primary schools collecting 300 of Aldi’s exclusive Irish rugby men’s and women’s stickers for their primary school. Available in Aldi’s 140 Irish stores, shoppers collect one sticker for every €30 they spend in store between 31 January and 24 April.

 

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