Ulster Rugby has been working in partnership with Belfast City Council to deliver rugby tasting sessions to both boys and girls at a number of centres across the city.
At Ballysillan up to 60 children are taking part and the Chairman of the Parks and Leisure Committee, Councillor Gareth McKee, said: "It is exciting for young people to interact with their sporting heroes and heroines. It helps get the message across that sports are accessible to everyone.
"She can give them a dream, something to aim for and encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle among our young people."
Ashleigh, a speedy winger/full-back, began playing rugby as a 14-year-old and in her second season as an adult player was starting for both Ulster and Ireland.
This project has been made possible due to the generous support of the NI Executive and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through the 'Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion through Sport' programme.