KOSI Corporation Sponsor Old Wesley VI Rugby Team for 2024

A group image of Old Wesley VI players, coaches and sponsors

Vision Sports Ireland is delighted to announce KOSI Corporation as the main sponsor of the Old Wesley Vision Impaired (VI) Rugby Team for 2024.

VI Rugby was established in Ireland in September 2021 by the IRFU and Vision Sports Ireland. The team plays as part of Old Wesley RFC. VI Rugby is based around the Rugby 7s touch format, which allows the game to be safe and accessible for players with vision impairments. The gameplay takes into consideration a wide range of sight conditions while maintaining the fundamental codes, laws, and spectacle of rugby for both the players and spectators. Filled with bells, the ball generates noise to help the players hear it when it is moving.

Backed by KOSI Corporation, the Old Wesley VI Rugby Team is preparing to host the Old Wesley VI Rugby Tournament, which will take place on 1st June at Energia Park, Donnybrook, from 1 pm. This tournament will include teams competing from the UK and Ireland, with specific VI teams (Old Wesley RFC and Harlequins UK) and some non-VI teams who will be wearing VI simulation goggles. Spectators are more than welcome to attend and support the team on the day.

Cahal Cilly, KOSI Corporation CFO, added: “KOSI is delighted to partner with Vision Sports Ireland to support the Old Wesley VI Rugby squad. It is incredibly exciting to be involved with a group of athletes and role models who have transformed what is possible to achieve through sport.”

Sara Mc Fadden, Vision Sports Ireland Partnerships and Operations Coordinator, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership: “This partnership with KOSI Corporation will provide significant support to the Old Wesley VI Rugby team throughout the 2024 season. We are delighted to have such a supportive and inclusive organisation on board to share in our mission of making sport and physical activity more accessible to all.”

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