First humanist chaplain appointed to a Northern Ireland rugby club

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Ciarán McWilliams has been appointed to the position with the trailblazing Ophir Rugby Football Club in Mallusk. The Azlans – the region’s first predominantly gay team – joined the club in 2018, and Ophir launched a girls’ and women’s section last year.

Ciarán has been a member for over 30 years as a player, referee, coach, youth convenor and committee member.