The Herald Leinster Rugby Summer Camps were launched today as five members of the Leinster squad took time out to a host a surprise training session for some very excited kids at St. Patrick’s Boys National School, Hollypark in Dublin.
The event marked the launch of the Herald Leinster Rugby Summer Camps. These camps, which will take place in 21 locations all across the province, offer kids the chance to learn to play the Leinster way.
Rob Kearney, Eoin Reddan, Darragh Fanning, Brendan Macken and Noel Reid were on hand to help put the children through their paces under the watchful eye of members of the Leinster Rugby coaching staff.
The camps, which will take place in July and August, are open to boys and girls aged 6 to 12 and are run by fully accredited IRFU coaches.
The first camps get underway in Old Belvedere and Wexford Wanderers on Monday, June 30. The camps run from Monday to Friday (9.30am to 1.30pm).
As well as learning new skills, meeting Leinster players, making new friends and having lots of fun each child will receive a Canterbury of New Zealand pack including a T-shirt, a ball, a boot bag and a water bottle. They will also get one free junior ticket to a selected Leinster game.
An early bird rate of €;70 is available for children who enrol before June 6. After this date the cost of attending the camp will be €;89 per child. You can book a second camp for your child for just €;50.
Speaking at the launch of the Herald Summer Camps, Leinster full-back Rob Kearney said: “This is a great way for kids to learn what it’s like to be part of the Leinster culture and get expert skills training in a fun environment.
“The Leinster players love being involved in these camps. It’s a great chance for us to meet supporters and, who knows, maybe see future Leinster stars in the making.”
Elma Beirne, Domestic Marketing Executive at Leinster Rugby, added: “We are delighted to launch another year of our Herald Leinster Rugby Summer Camps. Every summer the Herald Camps bring new coaching ideas and techniques to the table following a look back on previous camps and this year is no different.
“I know that the coaches are looking forward to meeting this year’s players in 21 venues across the province.
“With five days of dedicated Leinster Rugby coaching per camp and each participant getting an official Canterbury of New Zealand gift pack, this year’s camp is set to be our best yet.”
For more details and a full list of camps, please visit www.leinsterrugby.ie/camps.