Leinster players Leo Auva’a, Andrew Goodman, Darren Hudson and Jack McGrath received a schooling recently as they surprised St. Mary’s CSSP, Rathmines with a flash training session to launch the Herald’s Leinster Rugby Summer Camps.
Leinster Rugby Summer Camps are open to boys and girls aged 6 to 12 and are run by fully accredited IRFU coaches.
The camps, as sponsored by the Herald, will take place in 19 venues throughout the province in July and August with the first camp kicking off in Railway Union RFC and Wexford Wanderers RFC on July 1.
Each camp begins on Monday and runs right through to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
As well as learning new skills, meeting Leinster players, making new friends whilst having lots of fun – each player will receive an official Canterbury of New Zealand Leinster pack which includes a t-shirt, ball, boot bag and water bottle.
An early bird rate of €;70 is available for children who enrol before June 1. After this date the cost of attending the camp will be €;89 per child (€;80 for additional brother and sister). You can book a second camp for your child for just €;50.
Speaking at the launch of the Herald’s Leinster Rugby Summer Camps, Leinster centre Andrew Goodman said: “This is one of the squad’s favourite events of the summer as it’s a great chance to meet the young players of Ireland.
“This is a great way for children to get involved with the game of rugby whilst also obtaining key life values such as team work, commitment and integrity; and also become more aware of the importance of physical fitness.
“All this while developing and fine tuning skills such as passing, tackling, evasion and kicking and of course having great craic! I wish I was six again!”
Also commenting, Elma Beirne, Domestic Marketing Executive at Leinster Rugby, said: “We are delighted that the Herald has agreed to come on board as title sponsors of our Leinster Rugby Summer Camps.
“The Herald and Leinster Rugby already enjoy an excellent relationship and this new sponsorship agreement further strengthens those bonds and reaffirms the Herald’s commitment to Leinster Rugby.”