Courses will run in the Christmas holiday break, half term in February, the Easter holidays, half term in May, throughout the summer holidays and during half term in October. Full details of courses and how to book can be found on the official website www.premiershiprugbyacademy.com
The courses will be run by top Premiership coaches who are experienced in nurturing young talent and also by Premiership stars who will be on hand to give guidance and rugby and fitness tips to those attending. The courses will have access to cutting edge equipment and training techniques to ensure the camps are safe and fun, and will focus on teaching new skills and techniques, improving fitness and gaining experience in leadership and teamwork.
Every young person taking part in a Premiership Rugby Academy course will also get the chance to enter the O2 Kick, Pass and Run Challenge, the country's biggest rugby skills competition. This involves a series of kicking, passing and running skills tests in three age groups - 9 years and younger, 10 to 13 years and 14 to 18 years.
A winner from each of the three age groups from each camp will go forward into the regional finals to win the chance to compete at the Premiership Final and to be crowned the O2 Kick, Pass and Run Challenge Winner.
O2 is the official partner of the Premiership Rugby Academy, helping to strengthen O2's involvement with rugby at all levels. Gilbert, Land Rover and The Times have been confirmed as official suppliers to the Premiership Rugby Academy.
Wayne Morris, Community Manager at Premier Rugby, said: "The Premiership Rugby Academy is an exciting step forward to provide youngsters with the chance to tap into top quality rugby training from Premiership coaches and players all over the country.
"The new website www.premiershiprugbyacademy.com will make it very easy for parents to locate a course nearby and find out all details for that course including availability as well as to book online".
Gloucester's community development officer Paul Rudland said: "The camps are a fantastic experience for budding rugby players and they have already made a huge impact in the community. It is a chance to meet and train with Gloucester players and to ask the professionals those difficult questions you have always wanted to know the answer to."
GLOUCESTER'S next camp will be held on Wednesday, December 21 at Kingsholm from 10am until 3pm. For more information visit www.premiershipacademy.com or on www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk