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McLaughlin putting the young generation through their paces

By Jonathan Bradley

Published 20/07/2016

Boys of summer: Brian McLaughlin with young players at his summer rugby camp
Boys of summer: Brian McLaughlin with young players at his summer rugby camp

Former Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin is turning his attention to the province's youngest generation of future stars with a series of summer camps over the next three weeks.

The Brian McLaughlin Rugby Academy, headed by the man who led Ulster to the Heineken Cup final in 2012 having previously worked as skills coach to the Ireland side, is putting school pupils in years 10-13 through their paces in a series of three-day training camps geared towards bringing along the game of Ulster's teenagers.

Including skills, strength and conditioning, and nutritional sessions, the training, which cost £125 for the three days, promises to show the youngsters the work involved "to reach elite level rugby."

Last week's first camp at Shaw's Bridge in Belfast, where those in attendance were treated to a Q&A with recently retired Ulster centurion Ian Humphreys, was considered a huge success and further visits will be made to Armagh, Belfast and Coleraine throughout July and August.

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