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    IAPS Rugby
    Rugby union officially became a professional sport in 1995

IAPS RUGBY

Tournament information

Age groups
  • The rugby festivals are for the U11 age group.
  • The small schools festival is for the U13 age group.

  • Team
  • All rugby festivals are 9-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.
  • Small schools festivals are 7-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.
  • For the rugby festivals, teams can be made up of both girls and boys.
  • For the small schools festivals, teams can only be made up of boys

  • Format of play
  • There will be no winners or losers or no prizes presented at this age groups.
  • 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
  • The official merchandisers for IAPS, who sell branded products both online, and at events, throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is put directly back into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

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

    Eligibility
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can enter IAPS sports events.
  • 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 2018.










  • 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 team sheet online 2 weeks prior to the event.
  • The link to submit your competitors details will be in your 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 iaps.uk and re-send yourself the email.






  • IAPS Noticeboard

    We will always email and tweet any urgent information to schools regarding our events e.g. cancellations due to weather.

    We will use this noticeboard to post the same information.

    Important information
  • There is no important news at this time.
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    SOME FACTS ABOUT IAPS RUGBY

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    2017 Teams

    250

    2017 competitors

    1923

    Rugby invented

    2003

    England won RWC