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The 2020 Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence was launched at the King's Hospital School this week, with more than 600 places already sold for this summer. (stock photo)

The 2020 Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence was launched at the King's Hospital School this week, with more than 600 places already sold for this summer. (stock photo)

The 2020 Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence was launched at the King's Hospital School this week, with more than 600 places already sold for this summer. (stock photo)

The 2020 Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby School of Excellence was launched at the King's Hospital School this week, with more than 600 places already sold for this summer.

The School of Excellence is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland, with 11,590 boys and girls attending over the past 22 years.

The camp gives those aged 12-17 the opportunity to live and train like a professional player for a week at the King's Hospital.

Leinster players Rob Kearney, Ross Molony, Ciarán Frawley, Judy Bobbett and Daisy Earle were present for the launch.

Many of the province's stars including Kearney, Frawley, Bobbett, Earle and Tadhg Furlong attended the School of Excellence on the way to representing Leinster Rugby.

"I completed the School of Excellence camp back in 2013," Frawley said. "It's a great opportunity for young players to live like a pro and experience how Leinster Rugby players train and prepare to perform every day."

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.

Places are limited as the School of Excellence continues to grow in popularity every year. Residential places cost €449, while non-residential places cost €349.

For further information and to book a place please check out leinsterrugby.ie

Irish Independent