BDO and Rugby Players Ireland Inaugural Rookie Camp Takes Place

26 July 2018

BDO is delighted to announce our involvement in the inaugural Rugby Players Ireland/BDO Rookie Camp taking place at Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort.

Supported by the IRFU, new Academy players from each of the four provinces were invited to participate in an induction programme hosted by the representative body for professional players in the country.

The two-day camp introduced players to various aspects of a career in the game.  Off-field development was a recurring theme throughout with modules on financial planning, media engagement, behavioural attitudes and leadership all featuring.

The players also had an opportunity to hear from Joe Schmidt and former Irish captain Jamie Heaslip who shared their own experiences of the game.

Speaking about BDO’s involvement in the programme, Ciarán Medlar, Head of Tax Services, said, “With a dedicated sports and entertainment advisory unit at BDO, I have seen at first hand how athletes can become embroiled in their career and leave everything else to chance. In the delivery of this Rookie Camp, we have been able to stress the importance of education and personal development and ensure that these players are given every opportunity to fulfil their undoubted potential both on and off the field.”

For further information on the camp, please click here