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    IAPS Rugby
    Rugby union became a professional sport officially in 1995.


Tournament information

The competition
  • There will be no winners or losers or no prizes presented at this age group.
  • Every team will play the same number of matches throughout the day.
  • Schools may enter 1 team initially but if numbers permit, may be invited to enter more than 1 team.

  • Age groups
  • The IAPS rugby tournaments this year are for the U11 age group.

  • Team size
  • All tournaments are 9-a-side.
  • Squads of 12 players max.

  • 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

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

  • Date of birth
  • U11 - pupils must be U11 on 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 in topics such as:
  • Developing the whole player.
  • Playing and training frequency.
  • Grouping of players.
  • Playing out of age group.
  • Out of season activity, camps and tours.
  • 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.
  • To clarify, the U11 rugby tournament is mixed rugby.
  • 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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