Connacht Rugby have teamed up with the Volvo Ocean Race to host an interactive demonstration in the heart of next week’s activities.
On Wednesday, members of the Connacht squad will take a break from their pre-season training schedule to facilitate a skills and drills session at the Volvo Ocean Race Global Village at South Park in Galway.
Supporters of all ages will have the opportunity to learn from their heroes as Connacht players take them through a range of games and activities. The event promises to entertain and educate, and the players will be on hand to answer questions and sign autographs afterwards.
There will be plenty of giveaways and fans will have an opportunity to have a photograph taken with the prestigious Heineken Cup trophy, which will be in Galway celebrating the Volvo Ocean Race and Connacht’s second season in the competition.
The event will start at 3.30pm with the players arriving from the Sportsground to the Global Village on the Connacht tour bus and there will be the chance to mingle with the players pitchside afterwards.
Connacht team manager Tim Allnutt is looking forward to the day. “This a great chance for our players to interact with some of our younger supporters,” he said.
“It provides them with a fantastic opportunity to pass on some of their skills and knowledge in a fun and relaxed environment and it’s a welcome break from the rigours of pre-season training.
“We’re delighted to play our part in making the Volvo Ocean Race a memorable occasion for everyone.”
Connacht Rugby & Volvo Ocean Race Skills Session
When: 3.30pm-5pm, Wednesday, July 4
Where: Volvo Ocean Race Global Village, South Park, Galway