As temperatures creep into the high teens Connacht Rugby’s Summer Camps hove into view.
The immensely-popular week-long rugby skills programmes cover seven weeks this summer, and commence July 2 in Headford, Corinthians and Castlebar.
Last year 11 camps played out, but such is the response to date this spring, 16 are scheduled to run through to Friday, August 17.
Corrib, Corinthians, Castlebar, Sligo, Dunmore, Gort, Ballina, Loughrea, Galwegians, Connemara, Monivea, Ballyhaunis, Ballinasloe, Oughterard, Tuam and Westport (Rice College) will host camps over the coming months.
Camp co-ordinator Emer O’Dowd was thrilled so many clubs had gotten on board this summer and put it down to a mix of club administrative enthusiasm and the IRFU’s player-number incentive programme.
Mrs O’Dowd also seeks applicants for camp coaches, through both months (July and August), in the Galway, County Galway and North Connacht regions. All applicants must be over 18 and an IRFU mini course accreditation is necessary. Accreditation may be sought through the branch. Experience coaching boys and girls aged six to 12 is also an advantage.
Opening date for application forms/CVs is Wednesday April 11 and closing date is Friday April 20th. All applications/CVs to be sent to [email protected] or posted to the branch for her attention.
Connacht Rugby youngsters from ages six through 12 will cover all aspects of rugby skills with some of the province’s most-promising coaches, and will meet contracted premier players during the camp. Connacht kit and rugby balls round out each child’s camp experience.
Camp details, and registration form link appear below:
• July 2nd - July 6th Corrib RFC
• July 2nd - July 6th Corinthians RFC
• July 2nd - July 6th Castlebar RFC
• July 9th - July 13th Sligo RFC
• July 9th - July 13th Dunmore RFC
• July 9th - July 13th Gort RFC
• July 16th - July 20th Ballina RFC
• July 23rd - July 27th Loughrea RFC
• July 23rd - July 27th Galwegians RFC
• July 30th - Aug 3rd Connemara RFC
• Aug 6th - Aug 10th Monivea RFC
• Aug 6th - Aug 10th Ballyhaunis RFC
• Aug 6th - Aug 10th Ballinasloe RFC
• Aug 13th - Aug 17th Oughterard RFC
• Aug 13th - Aug 17th Tuam RFC
• Aug 13th - Aug 17th Rice College Westport