Vice President, Derek Moorehead applied for trees from the Woodland Trust in March 2014.
The trees were offered to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with the Woodland Trust donating trees to schools, sports clubs and community groups, inviting them to take part in a once-in-a-generation tribute for those who lived and served. The idea being to create a growing legacy that will stand tall for centuries to come.
The tree packs had been generously funded by Woodland Trust’s lead partners Sainsbury’s, IKEA FAMILY and Biffa Award with additional support coming from WHSmith, Wilko and players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Back in November 2014 Banbridge RFC were awarded 105 indigenous trees including oak, mountain ash, silver birch and alder.
On Saturday 7th March 2015 the planting of a further 105 indigenous trees was completed – watched over closely by Rosanna Ballentine from the Woodlands Trust.
Derek Moorehead, Junior Club Chairman Paul Wright and Rosanna were joined on the occassion by some of the P5 and P6 mini rugby teams from Bective FC, Armagh RFC and Banbridge RFC