Tournament information

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

  • Small school festivals
  • The small schools festival is for the U13 age group.
  • 7-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.
  • Teams can only be made up of boys
  • Please note - this event falls within a "club" week as per the RFU's playing calendar. This was the only date the schools could offer us to host this tournament during a busy spring term. The RFU have given us clearance to run our event this week. However, if there is a clash with a club tournament this day, schools should encourage any competitors that play for a club to prioritise the club competition. If there is no clash, they can play in this tournament.

  • 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.

  • Pre Order
  • IAPS merchandise is available to purchase for schools that have entered this event.
  • We strongly advise you to pre-order your items so they can be collected at the event or be delivered to the school.
  • To pre order, download and complete the following order form.

  • 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.
  • <20 small schools competition - you must have 20 boys or less in year 8.
  • <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.

    Skills Series
    Coaching resources for staff who support rugby in schools, to coach children in the U7-U13 Age Grades.

    Rules and regulations

    RFU rules and regulations
  • All IAPS rugby tournaments are conducted under the England Rugby rules and regulations,
  • including their ruling on gender splits within tournaments.
  • All Rugby tournaments will follow the 1/2 game rule as recommended by the RFU. For more information click here.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details 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, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • SOCS
  • IAPS is now using SOCS to display live results for the majority of events.
  • Individual competition sites will be shared by the host school before the event.
  • RESULTS - available to view via SOCS here.
  • For most events the results will be updated live throughout the day. A few events will upload the results a few days after the event.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk .

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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