With the Early Bird Offer closing in one week for the Leinster School of Excellence in the King’s Hospital, the very popular summer programme has been filling up and there are only a total of 300 places left…

Due to the increase demand and interest in the summer programme, the ‘School of Excellence’ is being extended from a three week to a four week programme. The ‘School of Excellence’ has grown rapidly since its inception 16 years ago and year on year the number of talented youngsters attending has steadily grown.

This year’s dates are as follows;

Week 1: 21st July – 25th of July.
Week 2: 28th July – 1st of August.
Week 3: 4th August – 8th of August.
Week 4: 11th August – 15th of August

Leinster Rugby offer both residential (players arrive Sunday evening before camp) and non-residential packages for this quality rugby experience. Whether you choose residential or a non-residential camp, you will live, breathe, eat and sleep rugby for the week like the Leinster professional players do. The level of coaching that you will receive is superb and coaches include boasts professional rugby players, current professional coaches from Leinster Rugby, Universities and All Ireland League clubs.

The content of this year’s camp has been modified to include information from every facet of the modern professional rugby player’s life, including the following;

1) Professional nutritional tips
2) Professional, experienced coaches
3) In depth video analysis (covering all aspects of the game)
4) Gym introduction for older groups
5) Swimming pool recovery sessions daily
6) Questions & answers session with coaches upon completion of camp

‘School of Excellence’ manager Tom McKeown commented “What sets the ‘School of Excellence’ programme apart from any other rugby experience for boys is, at this stage of their rugby development is the phenomenal level of coaching on offer from ex-professional players and current top level coaches/fitness and nutritional experts. We also have in The King’s Hospital the perfect venue. The players will experience three one and a half hour focused rugby sessions daily driven to a specific outcome, as well as healthy eating and professional recovery to deal with the hectic schedule of a pro rugby player lifestyle.”

Colm Finnegan, Leinster’s Community Rugby Officer added “We are delighted with the number of players who have signed up to the Leinster School of Excellence this year already. Even though we added an extra week, there is only 300 places left in total on the whole programme and we are confident with our top notch coaching being delivered, that the School of Excellence will sell out before the programmes begin“.

To book a place on the Leinster ‘School of Excellence’ at the early bird price of €;350 for residential and €;250 for non-residential (normally €;375 and €;275), visit www.leinsterrugby.ie/soe to book today. Offer ends on next Friday the 28th of March…so don’t miss out!