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Connacht Rugby Summer Camps

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The Connacht Rugby Summer Camps are back by popular demand for 2017 with extra venues added across the province to cater for the huge demand.

The Camps take place over five days for boys and girls aged between six and 12 with no rugby experience necessary to attend.

The Connacht Rugby Summer Camps are an introduction to the game of rugby in a safe and controlled manner and will be managed by fully accredited IRFU coaches who will guide the children through fun games and activities over the five days.

The Camps cost just €80 and take place from Monday-Friday (inclusive) running from 9.30am-2pm daily with a 9am start on the first day for registration.

Children who participate will get the chance to make new friends and learn more about rugby values such as team work, commitment and integrity – and they will also meet a Connacht player!

They will also become more aware of the importance of physical fitness and will learn to develop the basic rugby skills of passing, tackling, evasion and kicking and, most important of all, have a lot of fun to boot!

Every child that attends will receive a Connacht Rugby Summer Camp Pack that includes an official Summer Camp jersey, a Connacht Rugby rucksack, a rugby ball, and one free junior ticket to a selected Connacht Rugby match next season.

The venues and dates for the 2017 Summer Camps are on the right-hand side of this page, click the link to register your child’s place.

For further information about the camps, email emer.odowd@connachtrugby.ie.

What to Bring:

Arrive togged out and ready to go.
Bring a change of clothes in case it rains.
A mouth guard/gum shield is required during all activities on camp.
Bring rugby or football boots with regular studs.
Bring a packed lunch [please pack a healthy lunch for your child.

The venues and dates for the 2017 Summer Camps are below and you can book your child’s place here: http://community.connachtrugby.ie/summer-camps/

July 3-7:
Galwegians RFC
Ballinasloe RFC
Sligo RFC

July 10-14:
Corrib RFC
Carrick on Shannon RFC
Dangan Sports Facilities, NUIG

July 17-21:
Loughrea RFC
Castlebar RFC
Gort RFC

July 24-28:
Westport RFC
Monivea RFC
Dunmore RFC

July 31-August 4:
Ballina RFC

August 14-18:
Creggs RFC

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