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    IAPS Rugby
    Rugby union officially became a professional sport in 1995


Tournament information

U11 festival
  • The rugby festivals are for the U11 age group.
  • All rugby festivals are 9-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.
  • For the rugby festivals, teams can be made up of both girls and boys.

  • Small school festivals
  • The small schools festival is for the U13 age group.
  • Small schools festivals are 7-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.
  • For the small schools festivals, teams can only be made up of boys

  • Format of play
  • There will be no winners, losers or prizes presented.
  • Every team will play the same number of matches throughout the day.
  • Schools may enter one team initially, however if numbers permit schools may be invited to enter more than one team.

  • Merchandise

    Shirt Logos Ltd
  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

  • Team hoodies
  • Shirt Logos can produce team hoodies for schools. Place your order online and have your personalised hoodies sent directly to your school or collect them at the event.
  • Entry requirements

  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • For the <20 small schools competition, you must have 20 boys or less in year 8.
  • For the <30 small schools competition, you must have 30 boys or less in year 8.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • Date of birth
  • The competitors age will be take from the 1 September 2019.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for rugby is the England Rugby.

    Age grade code of practice
    The codes provide support and guidance to coaches and teachers. More information regarding the age grade code of practice can be found here.

    National Playing Survey
    England Rugby want to hear from teachers and age grade players from across the country, from all sectors to help improve the game. To complete the survey, follow the link here to their website.

    Rules and regulations

    RFU rules and regulations
  • All IAPS rugby tournaments are conducted under the England Rugby new rules of play,
  • including their ruling on gender splits within tournaments, according to their most up-to-date codes of practice.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Team sheets
  • Schools must complete their competitors details for the event online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email for any reason, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • Schedule & results

  • All results will be available to view via the SOCS website.
  • Visit the tournament schedule and results TBC.

    01/10/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - St Mary's Hall Stonyhurst, St Mary's Hall BB7 9PU More Info
    07/11/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - Trinity School Trinity School CR9 7AT More Info
    09/11/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - Gayhurst Gayhurst School SL9 8RJ More Info
    13/11/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - Sherborne School Sherborne Senior School DT9 3AP More Info
    22/11/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - Ratcliffe College Ratcliffe College LE7 4SG More Info
    27/11/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - Brentwood Prep Brentwood Prep School CM15 8EQ More Info
    04/12/2019 U11 Rugby Festival - Stroud School Stroud, King Edward VI Prep - Wellington Sports Ground SO50 9HT More Info


    14/11/2018 U11 Rugby Festival - Sherborne Senior Sherborne Senior School More Info
    24/03/2019 <20 Small Schools Rugby Festival - Sherborne Senior Sherborne Senior School More Info
    24/03/2019 <30 Small Schools Rugby Festival - Sherborne Senior Sherborne Senior School More Info



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