Tuesday 20 March 2018

Quality summer camp for girls

In an exciting new development, Leinster Rugby is running a high-quality summer programme for female rugby players aged between 13 and 18 years of age.

It well be held in The King's Hospital non-residential camp from July 21-25 in conjunction with the boys' programme.

It has been a long-term ambition of Leinster Rugby to run a summer girls' rugby programme and with lots of interest from girls throughout the province, the time was right.

The camp will run from 10.0 to 4.0 daily and will focus on core rugby skills. As a result, it is not necessary to have previous playing experience. Players can expect to develop their evasion, passing and contact skills as well as improve their game understanding through attack-minded games.

The players will receive coaching from Leinster Rugby Development Officers Jennie Bagnall and Sophie Spence.

Sophie is a Grand Slam winner with Ireland from 2013 and competed in all of Ireland's Six Nations games this year too as well as securing the Inter-provincial crown with the Leinster Women team. Participants will also receive a visit from Leinster Rugby Academy player.

Lunch will be provided daily and each participant will receive a 'Leinster School of Excellence' pack, which will include an official Canterbury of New Zealand T-shirt and shorts.

The programme costs €100 (introductory fee) and application forms can be downloaded from the Leinster Rugby website.

For more information, visit www.leinsterrugby.ie/soe

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