17 January 2020
Residential Rugby Camps
The London Irish community team will be hosting three residential rugby camps this summer to give young people the chance to get a feel of what it's like to eat, sleep and train like a professional rugby player.
The three-day camps will be an opportunity for children to develop their rugby skills, learn new things and get a better understanding of rugby on and off the field.
The camp will touch upon the development of new and existing rugby skills, nutrition, strength and conditioning and more! You can read more about last summer's residential rugby camp at the bottom of this page.
Horris Hill School
Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 July
Boys U12 - U15
£295 per person
Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 August
Boys U12 - U16
£295 per person
For more information or enquiries, please call 01932 750100 or email [email protected]
The London Irish community team held a residential rugby camp at the picturesque Horris Hill School in Newbury in July 2018, opening the scope for many more to come.
Hosting 30 boys across two nights and three days, the community team tested the boy’s skills and determination through a variety of sports, activities and games.
“We played tennis, football, cricket, basketball and we got to go swimming as well” said Freddie Powell, residential camp attendee.
“There was a video analysis session and went through the laws of the game. It was loads of fun!”
The camp was designed to mirror a week of a training for a professional rugby player, introducing the boys to strength and conditioning sessions, different recovery methods and analysis techniques whilst also developing their rugby skills.
“The camp was great fun, helped by the fantastic facilities at Horris Hill School” added Andy Keast, head of community.
“The boys were treated to a brilliant accommodation and superb food throughout their stay, so thanks must go to Horris Hill School”.
After lunch on the first day, there was a surprise for the boys as London Irish players Topsy Ojo, Saia Fainga’a and Stephen Myler took the afternoon session of coaching before being tested in a Q&A session by the boys.
“It’s great to be able to give a little bit back to the game and get involved with the grass roots level of the sport” said London Irish fly-half Stephen Myler.
“Hopefully they will learn a few things as we pass on our knowledge of the sport to the next generation”. The London Irish community team will be hosting more residential camps throughout the year, so keep an eye out on our website and social media for more information!
Keep an eye-out for the launch of the next residential camp!
If you are interested in hosting a residential camp or would like more information, please contact [email protected]