Ulster Rugby has announced details of a programme of one-day camps that will run during the Easter holidays for boys and girls.
Following a successful introduction of Easter Camps last year, this year’s programme will feature new Digital Skills Workshops, in addition to the established Junior Camps, School of Excellence Camps and Disability Rugby Camps.
In total, there will be eight different camps at seven different venues across the Province.
The new Digital Skills Workshops are the perfect opportunity for young tech wizards with an interest in rugby. Held at Kingspan Stadium, the home of Ulster Rugby, young participants will get to learn basic coding skills, design their own robot, and enter it in the first ever rugby robot’s tournament. Two Digital Skills Workshops will be held on 28th March (P3 – P7) and 6th April (Year 8 – Year 11).
Junior Camps for boys and girls from P3 to P7 will take place at Letterkenny RFC (26th March), Belfast Harlequins RFC (30th March) and Monaghan RFC (4th April).
A School of Excellence Camp for more experienced Year 8 to Year 11 players will be held at Ballyclare High School on Monday 2nd April, while Disability Rugby Camps for those aged 6 and over will be held at Newforge Country Club on Wednesday 4th April and Portadown RFC on Thursday 5th April.
All Ulster Rugby Junior Camps, School of Excellence Camps and Disability Rugby Camps are player-centred with delivery by coaches directed to the needs of the participants. Development of the players’ technical and tactical understanding is supported through the use of small sided games throughout the camps.
Each camp is staffed by appropriately qualified and experienced IRFU accredited coaches, and is managed by an experienced member Ulster Rugby staff.
The cost to attend any of the Junior Camps, Disability Camps or Digital Skills Workshops is just £10, while it is £25 for a place on the School of Excellence Camp.
Commenting on the announcement of the camps, Barry Willis, Acting Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby said:
“This is another exciting step in the delivery of our annual camps programme, following the success of both the summer and Halloween camps. With the introduction of the Digital Skills Workshops, we are now engaging with another audience of young rugby fans and that can only be good for the growth of the game as a whole.”
For full details of this year’s Ulster Rugby Easter Camps or to book your places now, visit here.