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:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


· If you are shown below but can now not attend please let me know directly ASAP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applemore College

Bay House School

Bitterne Park School

Bohunt School



Cantell School

Cams Hill

Christ the King IOW


Fareham Academy

Henry Beaufort School

Henry Cort

Hounsdown School

John Hanson

Kings School Winchester

Meliville High

New Forest Academy



Priestlands School

Regents Park

Ringwood School

Sandown Bay Academy


Swanmore College

Test Valley School



The Arnewood School

The Hamble School

The Mountbatten School

The Romsey School

The Westage School

Wyvern College


For those attending the final joining instructions for the event as follows…


Venue: Southampton RFCTest 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


·Half pitch

·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

·No lineout

·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 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


See you next week!


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