The launch has taken place of the 2019 Connacht Rugby Summer Camps with totalhealth Pharmacy, which begins this July in locations across the West of Ireland.
In total 19 rugby clubs from Connacht will be hosting one week long camps, starting on Monday 1st July in Creggs RFC, Sligo RFC and Galwegians RFC.
The Summer Camps, which are run by fully accredited IRFU coaches, are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-12 and no prior rugby experience is necessary.
Children will get to experience the sport in a fun, safe environment while developing the basic rugby skills and making friends.
As is tradition, a number of Connacht Rugby pro players will also visit every camp, giving kids the opportunity to meet their heroes and play games.
Speaking at this week’s launch, Joe Gorham Head of Rugby Development at Connacht Rugby said: “We are delighted to officially launch this year’s Connacht Rugby Summer Camps in conjunction with totalhealth Pharmacy. The Summer Camps are an integral part of the Club & Community calendar here at Connacht. Through our 'Grassroots to Green Shirts’ vision we want to get a rugby ball in the hands of every boy and girl in the province and have them experience the benefits of our great sport. We know that every child attending the Camps over the course of the summer will have a fantastic time. We are also thrilled to have totalhealth Pharmacy again on board as our official partner for a second year and we look forward to our partnership continuing to grow into the future."
Ollie McGuinness, Director totalhealth Pharmacy Group said: "The totalhealth Pharmacy Group are delighted to have partnered with Connacht Rugby as the official sponsor of the Connacht Rugby Summer Camps happening in 19 locations throughout the province this summer. Similar to Connacht Rugby, totalhealth Pharmacy is all about supporting communities. Totalhealth Pharmacy has 32 member pharmacies in the Connacht area so the opportunity to partner with Connacht Rugby on this project was a win- win for us. We are excited and looking forward to see the partnership grow and the children having a great time at the Summer Camps."
Registration is open at connachtrugby.ie/summercamps
at the cost of €85, and every child who attends will receive our brand-new Connacht Rugby ¼ Zip Top as well as a rugby ball and one junior ticket to a selected Connacht Rugby match next season at the Sportsground.
The Connacht Rugby Summer Camps will be held at the following venues:
1st – 5th July: Creggs RFC, Sligo RFC, Galwegians RFC
8th – 12th July: Ballina RFC, Corrib RFC, NUIG RFC
15th – 19th July: Monivea RFC, Gort RFC, Carrick-on-Shannon RFC
22nd - 26th July: Westport RFC, Dunmore RFC
29th July – 2nd August: Ballinasloe RFC, Claremorris RFC
5th – 9th August: Tuam RFC, Connemara RFC, Ballinrobe RFC
12th – 16th August: Buccaneers RFC, Loughrea RFC, Oughterard RFC