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Railway get girls on track

RAILWAY Union RFC launched their four-day 'Teenage Kicks' Halloween rugby camp for girls today.

Sponsored by Blindfaith Productions, this camp will take place from Tuesday, October 30 to Friday November 2 at Railway's grounds in Park Avenue in Sandymount.

The camp is aimed at girls born from 1995 to 2001. It will run from 9.30am to 1pm each day and costs €60 with discounts for a second or third girl from the same family.

Railway's Director of Women's Rugby and former Leinster player, Shirley Corcoran, said there can be big futures for girls in the sport.

"There are huge opportunities for talented girls to advance quickly in the sport, especially with Sevens (7s) Rugby in the Olympics in Rio 2016," said Corcoran.

The camp will primarily be focused on skills development (including handling, evasion and decision making), general movement, game awareness and technical skills.

The rugby will be touch or 'soft contact' rugby and will be primarily focused on rugby 7s skills.

This will ensure a safe and controlled environment.

The camp will culminate in a tournament on the final day.

There will be special guest sessions and visits from Fiona Coghlan, the inspirational Irish women's captain, and some of her Irish team-mates, and by members of the Leinster senior men's team. Leinster Women's Development Officer Jennie Bagnall will also be in attendance.

Registration is at 9am on each day of the camp and to book online go to www.railwayunionrfc.com/book.