Calling all Incoming St. Paul's First Years!
St. Paul's College has a fantastic opportunity for incoming first-year students who are eager to play rugby for the school to meet their new classmates and team members before the school term begins. Below is full information on the two-day camp which takes place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of August 2017!
St Paul’s College in Raheny has a proud tradition in school’s rugby, dating back to its inception in 1951. After recent years spent in the rugby wilderness, in 2015 a group of like-minded teachers, and alumni and parents came together with a goal to reinstate rugby as the pre-eminent sport in the school and to create a program that is both sustainable and successful.
Since the program’s creation, the teams have had a number of successes including winning the Bull Cup, the Vincentian Cup, and a very successful tour to Wales, with further invites to Madrid and the Canary Islands.
A key initiative in the success of the program has been the Annual Rugby Summer Camp. Now in its third year, this school-run camp has been aimed at incoming first years, and has 3 main goals:
provide an introduction to rugby in St Paul’s, especially for those students who may not have played in the past.
Provide an introduction to the school and its environment before that daunting first day.
Allow the students to meet future classmates and teachers in a fun environment and create friendships and relationships that will make the first days and weeks that much easier.
This year the camp runs on Tuesday 22nd from 10-12 and Wednesday 23rd from 10-1 and is run by the coaching staff that will be working with the team during the year. There is an administration cost of only €10.
The camp is a non-contact camp and its intention is to introduce the basics of the game in a safe and fun environment while building teamwork and camaraderie in the players. Our hope is that we are building the next generation of rugby players. Remember, Brian O’Driscoll didn't start playing until he was 12!
If you have any questions or want to register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.