Catering for boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Camps are back providing an action packed fun-filled week of rugby during the summer holidays in 22 venues throughout the province during July and August…

The hugely popular camps will revolve around maximizing enjoyment and learning to play the Leinster way. This year will see a strong emphasis placed on the capacities of the players and the rugby specific coaching will be tailored to each individual group and conducted in an appropriate safe manner with the aim to optimise learning, create friendships, improve rugby skills and enhance rugby specific knowledge.

The typical week will see the camp content broken down into the various elements of the game and see each day take on a different aspect of skill development, taking it from an introduction level through to using it in fun game based activities. A special area that we will be focusing on again this year will be at Mini Stage 2 (8-10 years old) and Mini Stage 3 (10-12 years old), where the players will learn and experience activities around coaching based techniques such as ‘Players on the Ball’ and ‘Players in Space’. This will see the coach’s guide and give an understanding of the skills that are needed in these areas of the game such as passing, evasion, tackling, decision making and general movement.

Billy Phelan, who will manage The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Camps this year, commented “I was very happy with the success of last year’s camps across the province and we will continue to make every effort in delivering excellence throughout. My aim for the coming summer is to make sure that every kid attending a Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Camp has the best experience they could possibly have, from learning and improving new rugby skills to having as much fun as possible and making lots of new friends”. 

Players who attend the camp will receive:

· 5 days of coaching from 9.30am-1.30pm Monday to Friday trained by Leinster Rugby fully accredited IRFU coaches
· For boys and girls aged 6-12 years in 22 venues across the province
· Meet Leinster players
· One free junior ticket to a selected Leinster game
· A Canterbury of New Zealand pack including a training t-shirt, a ball, and a draw string bag.
· Learn new skills, make new friends and most importantly-HAVE FUN!

Sign up today at www.leinsterrugby.ie/camps to avail of the early bird price of €;75 (before the 5th of June, €;90 thereafter). It’s cheaper than a babysitter!
 
 Summer Camp Dates and Venues:
 

Week Venue Venue Venue Venue
June 29th – July 4th Wexford Wanderers Donnybrook    
July 6th – July 10th Kilkenny Coolmine Terenure  
July 13th – July 17th Balbriggan Greystones Mullingar Lansdowne
July 20th – July 24th Portlaoise Tullow Seapoint  
July 27th – July 31st Donnybrook Cill Dara    
August 3rd – August 7th Gorey Tullamore    
August 10th – August 14th DLSP Westmanstown New Ross  
August 17th – August 21th North Kildare Blackrock Clontarf