How do I book a place?

Avail of our early bird offer of €399 (Residential) and €299 (Non-residential) – valid until Friday March 25th. Normal price of €449 residential and €349 non-residential applies from the 26th March 2017.

Alternatively, you can download our application form here.

The application form and a deposit of €100 should be sent to:

Leinster School of Excellence

Leinster Rugby

Newstead Building A

UCD

Belfield

Dublin 4

Queries to: Sheila Cullivan at Sheila.cullivan@leinsterrugby.ie or call her on 01-2235111.

What is the Leinster School of Excellence?

The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence has been in existence for 20 years and is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland which is aimed to develop players and fine-tune their skills. The content of the camp has been developed with the game in recent years and as a result has become the highlight of the summer calendar for many players. The camp is hosted in The Kings Hospital School, Palmerstown, which has been its home since its conception.

Its aim is to provide players from 12-17 years old (boys & girls) with a comprehensive rugby package which allows them to experience a week in the life of a professional rugby player. Players attending can learn to play the Leinster way as they will gain greater understanding of the game and learn about values such as team work, commitment, integrity and communication.

Players should expect to partake in a structured rugby development programme and emphasis will be placed on skill development, game understanding, activity and enjoyment. In particular, players will develop core rugby skills and learn to perform them under challenging conditions through high class coaching in a professional environment. Positional clinics, video analysis, nutritional information and mental preparation are all key ingredients in the SOE programme and Leinster Rugby Academy players pay a weekly visit to offer insight in to the pathway to the professional game but also how to maximise your talents and benefit your school or club mates.

The programme has grown year on year and in 2016 we had 1,000 players, boys and girls, taking part. Quite simply, if you are a rugby player (male or female) aged 12-17 at the time of the dates below then this is for you.

Dates:

School of Excellence dates

Why attend a Leinster School of Excellence Camp?

• Top class coaching from professional coaches
• Weekly guest speaker i.e. Peter Smyth (Leinster Rugby Academy Manager)
• Live and train like a professional player
• Weekly visit from two Leinster Rugby academy players
• Flexibility work and swimming pool recovery daily
• Daily video analysis
• All meals provided are approved by Leinster Rugby staff
• All players will receive a Canterbury of New Zealand contact top
• All players will receive a ticket to a selected Leinster Rugby home game*

20 Years of Excellence

Location

The King’s Hospital School, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

Situated off the M50 on the N4 at junction 7, exit 2, opposite Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

Terms & Conditions

Applications will only be accepted upon receipt of course deposit of €100. Payment is regarded as acceptance of the conditions of enrollment as outlined below.

Confirmation of bookings will be made via email. Early bird pricing applies until 25th March 2017.

Leinster Rugby has the right to refuse any admission or to dismiss at any time during the camp, any participant whose presence by way of conduct is deemed by the Camp Manager or Camp Coordinator to be detrimental to the best interests of the camp or its other participants. In such instances, no refunds will be made and any additional costs involved, including transportation, will be at the parent’s/ guardian’s expense.

The camp will operate on the highest safety standards. Leinster Rugby shall not be responsible for any illness, disease, accident, travel delays or loss of property unless occasioned by the willful act of negligence on the part of the camp or its employees.

Players who have particular health requirements must notify the camp of same in writing upon application. Any injuries incurred on the camp will be at the cost of the parent/ guardian, not Leinster Rugby.

Please note all personal belongings are the responsibility of each participant and Leinster Rugby will not be responsible for the loss or replacement of any misplaced belongings.

Photographs may be taken over the duration of the camps and will be used only for promotional purposes.

*One free ticket to a selected Leinster Rugby home game will be issued via a Ticketmaster code during the season 17-18.

Cancellations

In the event of cancellations the 100 euro deposit (plus booking fee) will not be refunded. Players who fail to arrive without notification will not receive a refund.