Queen’s University held a three day U18 Performance Camp at their exceptional facilities at the Dub. The course ran on Wednesday afternoons for three weeks in August.
The Front Row Union had a vested interest here as we sent two of our players along to test it out, well they are a bit young to send to France, and the verdict from our girls and the rest of the participants is that it was a big success.
You can view a quick snapshot of how the camps went in the web story below. thanks to the coaches and Sinead and Shana for the interviews. (Apologies for the poor sound on Sinead’s clip – that was our fault!)
When you consider how few opportunities there are for underage women players in Ulster, camps like this are a great supplement to the work done at the clubs and the players appeared to get a lot out of it.
Having helped out with the girls programme at my local club I know how much resources and time are stretched trying to work with players ranging from U12’s to U18’s, with vastly different levels of experience, and trying to keep everyone fully engaged. The camp gave the players some quality time with the coaches to help sharpen up their technique and hopefully they will take their learnings back to their clubs.
As well as giving the players quality time with experienced coaches the camps also took them through strength and conditioning work in the gym as well as segments on nutrition and the players pathway.
We caught up with the opening and closing sessions over the three weeks. You can view our images below.