The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence returns for its 24th year, taking place in The King’s Hospital for four weeks in July and August 2022.

Weeks one and four of the Residential School of Excellence have already sold out.

The School of Excellence camp is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland and gives 12-to-17-year-old girls and boys the opportunity to experience what a week in the life of a professional rugby player is like, of course, in a safe and enjoyable manner.

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

Leinster stars Ed Byrne, Adam Byrne, Eimear Corri and Emma Hooban were on hand this morning for the launch, with Corri saying: “The Leinster School of Excellence is a great opportunity for young players, to live like a pro and experience what life is like in the Leinster Rugby camp, I really enjoyed my time on the camp.”

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.

The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby 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

Leinster Rugby stars such as Tadhg Furlong, Frawley, Corri and  Hooban have come through the ranks having attended the School of Excellence in their younger years and it can be seen as an excellent pathway to learn how to play ‘the Leinster way’.

Speaking at the launch, Bank of Ireland’s Head of Youth Banking, Rory Carty, said: “Bank of Ireland’s sponsorship of Leinster Rugby is wide-ranging, as we provide support from the grassroots all the way up to the senior Leinster squad. Our view remains that if Leinster Rugby nourish and develop talent from the very beginning, then the chances of future stars emerging in the years to come only increases.

“The Leinster Rugby School of Excellence is a programme that Bank of Ireland has long been proud to be associated with, as it equips junior rugby players with the fundamentals of the game that they can translate into future success. This will be the 24th year of the Leinster Rugby School of Excellence, and I’m sure everyone taking part this summer will have happy memories to cherish for years to come.”

Places are limited as the School of Excellence continues to grow in popularity year on year. Take advantage of our early bird offer and book your week-long camp for only €449 residential and €349 non-residential until Friday, 4 March.

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

For further information and to book a place, go to leinsterrugby.ie/soe.