New Ross is one of the four main towns in Co. Wexford and has an urban population circa 5,000 and a catchment area encompassing a further 25,000 people.
New Ross RFC is acutely aware of the enormous potential to have a positve influence on the wider community in terms of improvements in fitness, health outcomes and levels of sporting participation along with providing increased access to social interaction.
For this reason and for several years, New Ross RFC has participated and invested in the Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO) Scheme administered by Leinster Rugby.
The CCRO has a defined role within the Club with a salient objective of attendance and coaching at all the Primary and Secondary Schools within the catchment area. The objective is to encourage maximum sporting involvement, fitness, teamwork and camraderie among both boys and girls as well as specifically urging participation in either full contact or tag rugby among the entire school population.
The CCRO also works with Wexford Sports Partnership under auspices of Wexford County Council on specific sport and activity projects targeted at disabilty groups and women.
The Club ethos is one of urging maximum intergration with an attitude that there is a place for everyone within the sport.