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Book this February & get 10%* off your PSA Rugby Academy Immersion Programme place by only paying a €50pp deposit**

*10% off all Rugby Immersion programmes. All discount offers end 23:59hrs, Weds 31st March 2021.**€50pp deposit non-refundable if players booked fail to pay the balance of their booking and/or don’t attend their scheduled programme. Full booking Ts&Cs apply.

2021 Irish PSA Rugby Immersion Programme

The PSA Rugby Immersion Programe returns to Ireland in July 2021, offering top 12-16yrs players, boys & girls, from around the EU and beyond an unrivalled high-performance rugby & personal development experience.

The updated programme format, across the two venues (Midleton College & Kilkenny College), will fully comply with all prevailing latest COVID-19 guidelines published by the IRFU (as part of their ‘Return to Rugby’ plans) & HSE/HPSC with respect to rugby camps.

Please note that venues and dates may be subject to change based on the NPHET/Irish Government protocols in place at the time of final planning and delivery of the programmes.  Also, there will be limited numbers per age group/per gender and programmes will only be offered subject to minimum booking numbers per age group.

Please read on below to find out more regarding the programme content and/or contact us by email (, by starting a Web Chat on this page, by sending us a WhatsApp message on +353 89 4825371 or by calling us on 1800 938772 should you have any queries on any aspect of the schedule.

Included In The Price

Cultural Activities

Cultural immersion experience which will include;

  • Sunday 11th July – Cork Culture Tour (visit to the world-famous Blarney Castle & Cork City)
  • Saturday 17th July – Day Tip to South East attraction & evening activity in Kilkenny
  • Sunday 18th July – Walking Tour of Kilkenny (including Kilkenny Castle)

Pastoral Care & Supervision

Our fully vetted and professionally trained programme staff will be responsible for the pastoral care of all those players in our care and ensure that everyone is strictly following the COVID-19 protocols, all players are joining in all activities, making friends and having fun.

As well as ensuring the daily wellbeing of the overall group, our staff get assigned a group of players that they mentor, delivering daily ‘Markers’ meeting, where mentors get to develop a rapport with each individual.  This enables players to speak about how they feel physically & emotionally, what their daily goals are, and how they fell the programme activities have gone.

We operate a Limited Mobile Phone Usage Policy, with parents and players able to make contact via the Academy WhatsApp number in the case of emergency, outside of very restricted general access times.

COVID-19 Operational Protocols

Our COVID19 protocols will be fully compliant with the guidelines issued by the IRFU under their ‘Return to Rugby’ or subsequent plan and the HSE/HPSC & Sport Ireland. All booked customers will be sent full details of all applicable procedures and our Academy programme induction approach in the run up to the relevant dates.

High Performance Rugby Development Programme

Our high-performance Academy programme will combine the following key elements to deliver a fun, engaging and challenging development experience to players of all ages;

  • Top class rugby coaching team (World Rugby Level 3+ qualified)
  • Skills-based, non-contact content, with maximum 15 players per coach in a specifically designated training zone
  • Socially distanced, limited numbers & time-based S&C development programme delivered by our dedicated Head of S&C
  • Training group & individual player based development drills and tests, based on our 9PSAVs framework
  • Daily markers feedback sessions with assigned coach

High Performance Personal Development Programme

Based on the 9PSAVs framework, our Academy pastoral staff team will work with leading sports science experts to delivery a highly rated and targeted education programme to residential players, including;

  • Daily interactive presentations on key development topics such as Physical Development for Young Players, Sports Nutrition, Mental Wellness and Injury Management & Concussion Awareness, with post-webinar quizzes and individual/group development challenges associated with each module topic
  • Twice daily goal setting & review meetings with dedicated training pod pastoral mentor
  • Group activities within dedicated training pods (teamwork, leadership & personal development focused challenges)

Academy Testing & Reporting

Following the completion of the high-performance Academy programme, each player will receive two development reports, one Rugby Focused (Core Skills Ratings & Video Feedback) and the other Physical Development Focused (Physical Test Scores & Development Feedback).  These reports will be a valuable reference point for your player to refer to to benchmark himself/herself against with a view to improving their rugby performance in the short and longer term


PSA Academies has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide excellent programme cover specifically designed for PSA Academies players. You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a player accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

Specialist Areas Covered

Upcoming Programmes

2021 PSA Rugby Immersion Programme, Ireland (Sat 10th – Sat 24th July)
14 nights residential programme includes; 

PSA Rugby Academy, Cork (Midleton College; Sun 11th – Fri 16th July)

PSA Rugby Academy, Kilkenny (Kilkenny College; Sun 18th – Fri 23rd July)

Rugby Only Programme Price €1,575pp

Rugby & English Language Tuition Programme Price €1,795pp


Contact Us

For more information, please contact our PSA Academies Sales Team at;

IRE WhatsApp :+353(0)89 482 5371
IRE Freephone: 1800 938 772

*excludes spending money or additional requirements outside of the standard package. The package must be paid in full in order to secure your player’s place. Full booking Ts&Cs apply.


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