UPDATE: ProZone: Kicking is now SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone for your interest and we’ll see you in Tuam RFC on Wednesday night!
Are you a rugby out-half or kicker between the age of 13-20? Do you want to learn from the very best on how to improve your game? If so we’ve got just the event for you.
Introducing the Connacht Rugby ProZone series, a new initiative that gives up-and-coming rugby players the opportunity to learn positional specific skills and techniques from past and present professional Connacht players.
Connacht Rugby knows that growing the ties and links between our professional setup and grassroots activities has never been more important. For many teenagers growing their skill set in the coming years will be crucial in their overall player development, while those that make it to the very top are always eager to give something back. With ProZone those two worlds come together for one special evening.
There are four ProZones taking place this season, and we’re delighted to reveal the details of the first of these which focuses on one of the most specialised but important skills of the game…ProZone: Kicking.
ProZone: Kicking takes place on Wednesday 5th December at Tuam RFC with our four coaches on the night:

  • Eric Elwood, Academy Manager and 35-time Irish international.
  • Jack Carty, 112 Connacht caps and counting.
  • David Horwitz, our Super Rugby summer signing.
  • Conor Fitzgerald, our latest academy prospect who recently made his pro debut.

The event begins at 7pm where for 90 minutes our coaches will hold drills on goal-kicking, place-kicking, restarts & drop goals. Each skill will be taught in different areas of the pitch during 30 minute windows so every attendee will get to learn about some of the most crucial aspects of the position. After the technical workshop, Eric Elwood and Jack Carty will hold a Q&A in the Tuam RFC clubhouse on the mental preparation that comes with being a professional rugby out-half.