The camp will commence on Monday 6th July in Terence MacSwiney Community College and will end on Friday 10th July. It will enable the children to experience rugby in a fun and friendly environment for the first time under the tutelage of Munster Rugby Domestic Game staff. The summer camp is open to girls and boys aged 6-13 years of age. Parents of children wishing to take part should contact Barry Patterson on 086 7968953
Munster Provincial Domestic Game Manager Ultan Oâ00Callaghan welcomes the opportunity to be involved in this worthwhile initiative stating â00This is a great chance to encourage the participation of young people in sport in the local community and is part of an ongoing commitment to development in the Cork City North region.â0
A local organising group was set up to fundraise, coordinate activities and raise awareness locally for children to take part in the Summer Camp. The group is made up of representatives from Munster Rugby, Le Cheile School Completion Programme, Special Justice Project, We the People CDP, Niche Community Health Project, Ogra Chorcai, Barnardos, Community Gards, Cork City Council and RAPID.
Even with funding resources so tight at present, organisationsâ00 deemed this project an important and worthwhile commitment; the health, education and social benefits far outweighing the costs for young people growing up in Knocknaheeny.
Committee representatives were delighted at the opportunity to work with Munster Rugby in the Knocknaheeny area: â00There will be a great buzz on the launch day in the school and I think it will be the first day of many when the Knocknaheeny community and Munster Rugby will work together in the years to comeâ0. Louise Oâ00Mahony, Niche.