VIDEO: Edward kicks for the crossbar

Young Ulster fans, including Josh Gray (left) from Lisburn and Edward Dawson (third left) from Banbridge, who took part in the BT Junior Crossbar Challenge.
Young Ulster fans, including Josh Gray (left) from Lisburn and Edward Dawson (third left) from Banbridge, who took part in the BT Junior Crossbar Challenge.

Banbridge lad Edward Dawson took to the Ravenhill pitch earlier this month and had a go at hitting the crossbar.

Just ahead of kick-off in the decisive PRO12 clash of Ulster and Munster in the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 9th May 9th, Edward (13) had the exciting opportunity to take to the field in front of a packed Kingspan Stadium and kick for the cross bar from the 22 meter line.

The kick was for a chance to win £1,500 worth of rugby equipment for his school, £500 in cash and a kicking masterclass with Ulster Rugby coaches.

While there was no winner on the day Edward, along with four other brave junior Ulster Rugby fans from across the Province demonstrated that the future of Ulster Rugby is bright with kicking skills to rival those of a young Paddy Jackson of Ruan Pienaar on display.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the next BT Cross Bar Challenge and win cash prizes by keeping an eye on the @UlsterRugby on Twitter for the hashtag, #BTCrossBarChallenge.