The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence, now in its 20th year, is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland. It gives 12-to-17-year-old boys and girls the opportunity to experience what a week in the life of a professional rugby player is like.

Leinster stars Ross Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin, Jack Conan and Ailsa Hughes were out on the training pitch this morning for the launch, with Ross Byrne commenting, “The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence is a great opportunity for young players, both boys and girls, to live like a pro and experience what life is like in the Leinster camp.”

The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence is aimed at developing players and fine-tuning their skills. The content of the camp has been developed to reflect the modern game and as a result has become the highlight of the summer calendar for many young players as they gain a greater understanding of the game and learn about values such as teamwork, commitment, integrity and communication.

Leinster School of Excellence

The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence includes:

  • Top class coaching from professional coaches
  • Sports psychology for young players
  • Nutritional information for the young player
  • Daily swimming pool recovery
  • Daily video analysis
  • Weekly Leinster Rugby Academy player visits
  • Flexibility work
  • Weekly guest speaker
  • Team building evening
  • Training like a Leinster Rugby pro player

The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence is an excellent platform for young players to learn how to play the ‘Leinster Way’, with many Leinster Rugby stars such as Joey Carbery, Tadhg Furlong and Jeremy Loughman attending the camp.

Speaking at the launch, Lisa Doyle, Domestic Marketing Executive at Leinster Rugby, said: “The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence is one of the highlights of the summer for these young boys and girls. It has gone from strength to strength in recent years and 2017 promises to be bigger and better than ever.

“Places are limited and are filling up quickly so I would urge anyone interested to book their place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and receive our early bird offer before it ends on 25th March.”

Residential places cost €399 while non-residential places cost €299.

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