|Summer Camps 2012|
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.
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