Leinster Rugby is delighted to announce that the 15th annual Leinster School of Excellence kicked off today…

Boy’s aged between 12 and 16 has been enjoying the sunshine whilst learning and adapting their rugby skills at The Kings Hospital School in Palmerstown.

The School of Excellence is renowned for its top class Leinster coaching and even have Leinster Academy players popping in to give a few tips and teach some drills. Also, the Leinster Silverware will be on show this Thursday in Kings Hospital, so don’t forget to bring you camera if you want a picture with the Rabo, Amlin and B & I Cups.

The popularity has grown significantly from year to year due to comprehensive rugby package which gives the boys a very similar experience as to what the Leinster senior team are put through on a weekly basis.

School of Excellence Manager, Niall Neville stated;

‘We’re really looking forward to an intense three weeks of the School of Excellence in Kings Hospital. We’ve got excellent coaches, great facilities and hopefully the weather keeps up and all the lads enjoy themselves’.

The camp offers a residential option which the boys can really learn what it is like to be a professional player-eating and sleeping rugby.

Ethan Baxter of Sandyford who plays for St. Marys Club and St. Gerard’s School has signed up for the three week of the School of Excellence saying;

‘I loved the camps last year and learnt a lot. I think boarding is better because you get to make lots of news friends’.

With day one finished, the coaches are looking forward to a great three weeks of some new talent from around the province.