The Big Bursary Ballot November Update

BBQ BallotThis season’s Big Ballot, in support of the URSC Bursary, was launched with the distribution of membership packs, with each new member receicing ballot tickets for purchase.  Last year the ballot raised approx £1,500 which went towards a £2,250 bursary award for Angelo Marica.  Nineteen year old Angelo played rugby at Belfast Royal Academy and is currently a member of the Belfast Harlequins. Tickets, priced £1 each, will be available at the URSC InfoPoint on all match nights up to the date of the draw, which is scheduled for late december/ early January 2015.

This season’s draw will take place on 11 December 2014. All ballots must be received by URSC by 10 December 2014.

Tickets are also be on sale on PayPal, (minimum  purchase £5) – just click here

A new prize list has been sourced – prizes will include:

  • 2 night break for two at a Hastings Hotel,
  • Leinster v Ulster package (transport, accommodation & tickets) Bank of Ireland
  • £140 voucher for the Belfast Cookery School,
  • 2 tickets for a concert of choice at the Odyssey (Heineken),
  • 3 month family package for Odyssey cinema,
  • Tree Top Experience + Zorbing for 2 at The Jungle,  
  • 4 Ball round of Golf at Carnalea Golf Club,
  • 3 month gym membership Zest Fitness at Valley Leisure Centre
  • Hamper from Linen Hill,
  • Family Voucher Ulster Folk and Transport Museum,
  • Voucher Groomsport Inn,
  • Voucher Kukri Sport,
  • £50 voucher from Podium Sport,
  • Prize from Nigel Owens,
  • Framed & signed Ulster Rugby shirt,
  • Stephen Ferris Ireland blazer,
  • H Cup ball signed by Toulon’s Halfpenny, the Armitages and others,
  • Signed & framed Willie John McBride print,
  • Ireland players’ training shirt,
  • Ulster Rugby t shirt.

Previous award winners are:

Angelo Marica (2013) Stuart Olding (2012) Iain Henderson (2011) Craig Gilroy (2010) Paddy McAllister (2009) Ian Whitten (2008) Mark McCrae (2007)