Southern Nomads Sport Erin, often referred to simply as Sport Erin, is a charity established in 2007 by Southern Nomads RUFC rugby club with the aim of providing recreational facilities for the community of the South of the island – in particular, for the younger community.
In 2019, after many years of fundraising, the charity was able to help provide financial support to the rugby club as work began on the Ballakilley site to create a new sportsground. Since then, work has continued, and we finally have a fully working sports facility for the island’s southern community. The site is now up and running, providing regular weekly training sessions for young rugby players aged 5-16.
Sport Erin has worked with the Harbour 2 Harbour Walk since its inception in 2014. This relationship has played a significant part in the fundraising efforts of the charity over the years. The funds raised this year will allow for further investment in the equipment used in the youth coaching sessions.
Southern Nomads are proud to consider themselves a close partner of the annual Harbour 2 Harbour walk, an event which allows the club to demonstrate its close relationship with the entire community of the South of the Isle of Man. The charity and the rugby club wish all the walkers a great day and hope to see this annual event continue to thrive and grow for many years to come.