Leinster and Ireland star Garry Ringrose will be the face of PwC’s continued support and commitment to young Irish rugby talent.
He will be used in client days, engagement sessions and in content to back up the firm’s sponsorship of the Ireland U18, U19 and U20 teams as well as the IRFU’s Elite Player Pathway.
Ringrose is a product of that Elite Pathway Programme. He made his debut for the Ireland U20’s against Scotland at the 2014 Six Nations Championship and later that same year, was shortlisted for World Rugby Junior Player of the Year at the IRB Junior World Championship.
This year’s team get their campaign underway in Paris this weekend and will play three home matches at Donnybrook against Italy, Scotland and Wales, all of which will be televised live on RTÉ Sport.
Developing young talent is seen as a key focus for PwC, with 300 graduates joining the company each year. It is also the long-term backer of the PwC All Stars in the GAA.
“We are delighted that Garry has come on board to work together with us,” said PwC Managing Partner Fergal O’Rourke yesterday.
“His knowledge and insight will bring our 2018 Irish Rugby campaign to another level.”
“As a business, it is one of our core Values to ‘make a difference’, and Garry epitomises this. He has made the step up from being an underage star to become a household name around the country for his efforts on the rugby pitch.”
“We are planning an exciting schedule of events with Garry for our clients, our people and their families to enjoy.”
“We look forward to working with Garry in the coming months and wish him all the best as he recovers from injury. Hopefully, we’ll see him back in the blue of Leinster and the green of Ireland before too long.”
Ringrose was at PwC’s offices on Spencer Dock yesterday and is widely quoted across the mainstream media this morning.
Join us on Monday when we will be chatting with PwC Sponsorship manager Jonathan Dever about the strategic thinking behind the involvement with youth and Irish Rugby.