On Saturday, July 14, Claremorris Colts RFC will host some of Irish Rugby’s most formidable forwards for youth rugby scrummaging.

Geared specifically for those coaching at underage level George Hook, Alan Quinlan, Roly Meates, Jim Glennon and former Connacht powerhouse Peter Bracken will impart their knowledge over two hours at the Mount St Michael Convent Pitch. 

The clinic will explain in detail all aspects of scrum and forward play, and how it should be coached to rugby players in all age brackets. The session focus details scrum technique; individual body positions; binding; and front, second back row combinations.

Once all aspects have been covered instructors will build various aspects into the full scrum.

Scrum safety is of paramount concern at all levels from entry-level competitive Under13s through to test rugby. George Hook, Peter Bracken and co have tailored the July 14 Claremorris session with key factors in mind. Coaches shall come away from the session well-versed in correct technique and all facets necessary to set a square and safe scrum.

The popular pundits will be available for questions throughout the coaching clinic and the session format is flexible enough to address specific concerns raised during demonstrations. All coaches need do, is ask.

The McWilliam Park Hotel is providing lunch for all attending. The McWilliam Park Hotel is among the foremost venues for leisure breaks, golfing holidays, equestrian activities, hill walking and weddings in the west of Ireland.

See www.claremorrisrfc.com/location for a map of how to access Mount St Michael Convent’s ground.

The Claremorris Colts Pitch Development Fundraising Draw is being launched on Friday, July 13, the scrum clinic just one of the weekend celebration’s keynote events.

There will also be bouncy castles, activity centres and face painting for all families and children (and coaches) who attend along with hot food, drinks, tea and coffee.

Claremorris warmly invites all club coaches and rugby enthusiasts to attend.



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