Registrations for the 2009 Centra sponsored rugby camps kicked off in style this week with Leinster and Ireland star Luke Fitzgerald lining out to announce details of the camps…

The camps are aimed at budding rugby stars aged from six to twelve years of age and will run throughout July and August in a range of venues throughout Leinster, Munster and Connacht.

This is the second year of Centra’s sponsorship of the camps which are aimed at giving rugby enthusiasts a week long action-packed rugby experience. Not only are the camps a great way for kids to get out and about during the summer, they can also improve their rugby skills and techniques as they are coached by a panel of experts who are all qualified at mini rugby level under the IRFU Coach Development Pathway. All activities at the camp are child-centred and encourage the development of young players through playing and fun activities and will help keep kids fit and healthy during their school holidays.

A highlight of the camps will be the opportunity for participants to meet their rugby heroes, as members of the Leinster, Munster and Connacht rugby squad are due to appear at the camps in their province during the course of the week. All those who register for the camp will receive an official Leinster summer rugby camp pack containing Canterbury shorts, Canterbury summer camp T-shirt, Canterbury socks, rugby ball and a gym sack.

Speaking at the launch Des O’Mahony, Brand Communications Manager Centra, said: “Centra are once again delighted to sponsor the rugby summer camps in Leinster, Munster and Connacht. Rugby is a hugely popular sport in Ireland and even more so after Ireland’s historic Grand Slam win and Centra is proud to give the budding stars of the future a chance to learn from the best and have a bit of fun at the same time. Camps will run throughout the three provinces and we would encourage early registration to ensure your place is secured”.

For further information, or to register for a place at the camps CLICK HERE

Camps take place in the following Leinster venues:

29th June – 3rd July

Coolmine RFC
Seapoint RFC

6th – 10th July
Wexford Wanderers RFC

13th – 17th July
Mullingar RFC
Tullow RFC
Skerries RFC

20th – 24th July
New Ross RFC
Gorey RFC
Templeogue College

27th – 31st July
Kilkenny RFC
Ashbourne RFC
NUI Maynooth

3rd – 7th August
Suttonians RFC
Tullamore RFC

10th – 14th August
Longford RFC
Malahide RFC

17th – 21st August
Navan RFC
Cill Dara RFC
Greystones RFC