Year 8 Boys Hampshire Schools 2015-16  Competition


The Year 8 Boys Schools tournament that will be held


on Tuesday 3rd November at Southampton RFC Test Park, Redbridge Lane, Southampton.  SO16 9BP commencing at 1030.


To date the following schools have confirmed:


  School Teacher Yr. 8 Boys
1 Aldworth School Jason Minton Yes
2 Applemore College Tom Andrews Yes
3 Bay House School Luke Adderley Yes
4 Bitterne Park School Lewis Joiner Yes
5 Bohunt School Tom Hoey Yes
6 Brookfield Community School Dan Gates Yes
7 Burgate School Dan Brown Yes
8 Cams Hill School Nathan Bond Yes
9 Cantell School Luke Wilson Yes
10 Crofton School Bryn Marshall Yes
11 Fareham Academy Chris Collins Yes
12 Henry Beaufort School Charlie Naisbitt Yes
13 Henry Cort Community College Matt Hotchkiss Yes
14 Horndean Technology College Ryan Woodward Yes
15 Hounsdown School Scott Bryant Yes
16 John Hanson Community School Patrick Holmes Yes
17 Meoncross School Jamie Redmayne Yes
18 Miltoncross Academy Ben Andrews Yes
19 Oaklands Catholic School Peter Whelan Yes
20 Priestlands School Danny Hodnett Yes
21 Quilley School Ben Vass Yes
22 Ringwood School Will Wright Yes
23 St George Catholic College Mark Gillard Yes
24 Test Valley School Craig Falkingham Yes
25 The Island Free School Nigel Malkin Yes
26 The Mountbatten School Tom Robinson Yes
27 The Romsey School Calum McGregor Yes
28 The Westgate School Chris Searle Yes
29 Toynbee School Stewart Magee Yes
30 Upper Shirley High School Rick Staples Yes
31 Wyvern College Stuart McCracken Yes


Rules for the games are as follows:


Note:  Unfortunately we were unable to book a venue that would allow us to play on 90x60 and accommodate so may schools so we have had to modify the rules as follows:


YEAR 8  Boys

- Max squad of 15 -

- 11-a-side  

- Rolling substitutions

- 6 Player Scrums – CONTESTED formed by players that are confident (If this is not the case we go to uncontested scrums)

- Pitch – 60 x 43 metres

- Hand-offs

- No limit on numbers contesting for the ball including in the maul

and ruck

-  Free pass 5m in from the touchline if a player runs into touch

- All restarts will commence with scrum

- No limit on number of players who can join a ruck or maul situation

- Unfortunately due to size of pitches no  kicking the ball out of hand or fly hack



Format for the Day:


  • Arrival and Registration: 9.30am – 9.45am, please register with the member of England Rugby Community staff in the car park who will give you further information.
  • Teacher’s Brief: 


  • First Games Commence: 


  • Latest finish time: 

Weather:  Please check the forecast ahead of the event and ensure that your children bring appropriate clothing. (The weather was very kind for us at the Yr7 tournament but please do not get caught out – the fields at Southampton are quite exposed)


Refreshments:  Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided for teachers


Make sure your pupils bring their own lunches.


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 ask that you reinforce these throughout the day.


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