The following schools have entered the Year 7 Boys Rugby Festival to be held on
Thursday 23rd March at Southampton RFC.
· If for any reason you feel that your school has entered but is not shown below please let me know directly ASAP:firstname.lastname@example.org
· If you are shown below but can now not attend please let me know directly ASAP: email@example.com
Bay House School
Bitterne Park School
Christ the King IOW
Henry Beaufort School
Kings School Winchester
New Forest Academy
Sandown Bay Academy
Test Valley School
The Arnewood School
The Hamble School
The Mountbatten School
The Romsey School
The Westage School
For those attending the final joining instructions for the event as follows…
Venue: Southampton RFC, Test Park, Redbridge Lane, Southampton, SO16 9BP
Arrival/Registration: 9am onwards, 10am latest - please ensure that you register with the member of England Rugby Community staff (Kieran) in front of the club who will give you further information.
Teachers Briefing: 10am
Games Commence: 10.15am
Latest Finish: 3.30pm
Weather: We are due some rain next week and will monitor pitch conditions, but please check the forecast ahead of the event and ensure that your children bring appropriate footwear and clothing.
Refreshments: Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided for teachers - please ensure your pupils bring their own lunches.
Playing Laws for the Festival
We will aim to play as close as possible to the U12 Age Grade Rugby Laws - click here for rules
·12-a-side, rolling subs – squads as big as your minibus can hold but please manage the game time of your players
·5 man uncontested scrums – strike only and no No.8
·Unlimited numbers in breakdown
·Drop kick (re)start – conceding team chooses kick or receive at restart
·Kicking in open play permitted (excluding fly-hack)
Please be reminded that the focus for all our festivals is on the children participating having fun, learning and developing their understanding of rugby and we would like them to leave feeling positive about the game.
Our Core Values are at the centre of everything we do (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship) and we ask that you reinforce these throughout the day.
With this in mind the referees will be instructed to work with staff to ensure games do not become too 1-sided.
Any problems or questions please come back to me directly so that we don’t miss anything – firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you next week!