Video: Arlene Foster impressed by plans for City of Derry Centre of excellence

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was hugely impressed by a regional centre for sport, well-being and excellence at City of Derry Rugby Club during a visit to Judges Road on Friday, saying its imperative a stable regional Assembly and Executive can be re-established next month to try to help support the plans in any way possible.

“Devolution is by far a better system than having direct rule and I think it allows local people to make local decisions and to back brilliant schemes like this,” she said.

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster pictured Moss Dineen PRO and Sean O Kane Senior Vice President, City of Derry Rugby Club, during her visit to the club to view the clubs North West Centre for Sport and Wellbeing proposal. DER0817GS013

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster pictured Moss Dineen PRO and Sean O Kane Senior Vice President, City of Derry Rugby Club, during her visit to the club to view the clubs North West Centre for Sport and Wellbeing proposal. DER0817GS013

It’s been suggested the centre, if developed, could even attract the likes of the All Blacks to the city if Ireland is successful in securing the 2023 Rugby World Cup.