12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
As high level rugby players, the interns will also engage in sport specific outreach work and represent the University of Ulster Coleraine Rugby Club.
During their time studying at Ulster on a one-year postgraduate course of their choice, successful applicants to the INSPIRE Programme will commit to delivering elements of the Ulster Sports Outreach, SHINE@ULSTER Programme for 8-10 hours per week during term time.
The SHINE@ULSTER Programme provides a wide range of physical activity, sport and health initiatives designed to raise the aspirations of young people at a disadvantage, e.g. team building, sport for LIFE, sporting values, etc.
The programmes are delivered in partnership with external governing bodies, schools and community groups and involve the deployment of well-trained scholar athletes as highly enthusiastic and committed role models.
Training is provided on all programmes and quality assurance checks are carried out on all scholar athletes prior to deployment.