Rugby And French

Language & Sports Summer School

At Rugby & French we believe in developing young people's passion for rugby and languages while giving them invaluable skills for life.

Students Applauding Each Other
Our mission is to help young people develop good habits through sport and build physical and mental resilience.

After 23 years and 1,000s of students, we are convinced our
programme has a positive impact on boys development both
physical and emotional.

Students develop leadership and life skills through the core values of rugby.
Rugby Huddle
We focus on adding to students’ library of life experiences, helping them grow into well rounded, healthy adults.
“It was the encouragement, training ,belief and confidence building from Nigel and his coaches in France that changed my son’s mindset so drastically and he now had a real belief that he could be as good as any of his peers and that he had untapped talented as a player.”

— Parent, 2018

At Rugby And French We...

Turn off the screens,
Immerse ourselves in nature,
Eat well, and sleep well after days full of
Learning, challenges, competitions, and fun.

Activities Include:

  • lessons in surfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Team and character building sessions
  • And more

Camp Dates: 2022

Jun 30 – July 9, 2022

July 9 -18, 2022

July 23 – August 1, 2022

Types Of Sport and Language Camps

“Over the 20 years I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the boys who have attended the camps”

— Alan MacGinty Principal at Blackrock College

Our Sports Facilities

The programme takes place at a specifically built rugby centre which includes 3 pitches, a weights room, ensuite rooms, a licensed kitchen and medical room, an office, indoor sports hall, sauna and jacuzzi along with the watersports facilities.

The French Curriculum

The French curriculum is designed to help all students improve their French language skills, to help ensure they can ask for help, inquire about accommodation and make other enquiries such as ask for directions, etc. all essential for communication in a foreign environment.

This type of aural and oral comprehension now accounts for 45% of the state exams. It also builds confidence and this is key in the student wanting to develop.
Students Studying French

The Sport Curriculum

The core sport is Rugby. The emphasis is on increasing skill levels, communication and decision making. This combined with fitness work will make the game more enjoyable and the player more effective in a team context. All levels and sizes are catered for.

Food And Culture

The food is excellent and specific for young sportsmen. The boys are provided with 3 set meals per day. The lunch and dinner are 3 courses and all menus have been prepared with the advice of a rugby nutrionalist.

Cultural events consist of regular open air street markets, local games, festivals and rugby matches
Students hiking
“We are delighted with our partnership with rugby and French, it has provided an excellent opportunity to help develop young rugby players of all abilities in an enjoyable environment”

— Kevin Potts, IRFU

What Our Alumni Have To Say

Max Deegan - World U20 Player Of The Year

James Tracy - Irish International

Alex Corbisero - England International

Paul Wallace - Irish Rugby Legend

Andrew Porter - Irish Prop