Note, the following Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence camps are Sold Out:
-Boy’s week 1, 26-30 July, residential and non residential – Sold Out.
-Girls week 1, 9-13 August, residential – Sold Out.

The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence is back for its 23rd year and will be returning to The King’s Hospital for four weeks in July and August.

Following the disappointment of last summer’s camp cancellation, we are looking at making this School of Excellence programme the biggest and best yet and, of course, in a safe and enjoyable manner in line with the latest Covid-19 guidelines and regulations.

Booking your place early is advisable with limited numbers on each camp

What can participants expect from the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence?

On the pitch, players are challenged both technically and tactically over the course of the week, through the game-based approach.

While off the pitch there is daily video analysis and an additional two-hour coaching session on each Friday, with guest speakers visiting the camp each week.

Numbers attending these camps have hit a record high as over 1,000 girls and boys took part in Leinster Rugby’s last School of Excellence in the summer of 2019.

Camp attendees come from all over Ireland and Europe and from countries such as Dubai, Canada, Japan and America.

Any overseas participants wishing to attend must adhere to all Irish Government Covid-19 guidelines in existence at the time up to and including the completion of the Passenger Locator Form and, if applicable, mandatory hotel quarantine for two weeks before the date of the camp they wish to attend.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that any and all Covid-19 requirements are complied with.

The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby 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 will gain a greater understanding of the game and learn about values such as teamwork, commitment, integrity and communication.

Take advantage of our early bird offer and book your week-long camp for only €449 residential and €349 non-residential until Friday, 4 June.

The price of the camp thereafter is €499 (residential) and €399 (non-residential). We also offer recurring payments free of charge.

Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence Dates:

Week 1: July 26 – 30 (boys only camp)

Week 2: Aug 2 – 6 (boys only camp)

Week 3: Aug 9 – 13 (separate girls and boys camps)

Week 4: Aug 16 – 20 (separate girls and boys camps)

Speaking about the launch, Rory Carty, Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland said, “After a challenging year it’s great for children to be back in sporting action, and taking part in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence.

“Children’s wellbeing is paramount and this programme builds both mental and physical resilience – an area that has been particularly impacted throughout lockdown periods.  Credit must go to everyone involved in the planning and preparation of the camp, the #NeverStopCompeting spirit continues to shine through.

“This is the 23rd year of the School of Excellence, and year after year some of Ireland’s future rugby stars have come through this programme. Bank of Ireland is proud to sponsor the Leinster Rugby School of Excellence, which provides the perfect platform for both girls and boys to take their rugby skills to the next level. We hope everyone involved enjoys this year’s programme.”

Stephen Maher, Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence Manager added, “We have seen from the feedback just how highly the players rate their time on the School of Excellence.

“Every year participants come away better rugby players whilst also having really fun and memorable experiences through a programme we at Leinster Rugby are proud of.

“Year on year, we have improved the programme and 2021 will be no different. With the cancellation of last summer’s camp our ambition is to make this year’s Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence the best one yet.”

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