The Bournemouth Rugby Festival 2018

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The Bournemouth Rugby Festival 2018

Key Festival Facts:

Dates: 14th & 15th April 2018
Ages: U7 – U16
Venue: Bournemouth RFC

The Bournemouth Mini and Junior Rugby Festival returns in 2018 to the beautiful seaside resort on the southern coast. It is one of the largest and most established rugby festivals in the UK and last year had nearly 120 Mini and approximately 40 Junior teams competing. 

Bournemouth Mini And Junior Rugby Festival 2017

The event is conveniently scheduled to take place during the school Easter break to guarantee the maximum uptake form your club and ensures a large number of teams taking part! The tournament is run to RFU guidelines to ensure your team has the most rugby possible.  

Tour Itinerary

Friday 13th April

Travelling by coach from your club you will arrive at your accommodation, the popular Sandford Holiday Park, where you will have the chance to enjoy all of the onsite activities. These include a heated pool, tennis, crazy golf, amusement arcade and Tenpin Bowlingo.

Indoor Pool At The Bournemouth Festival

That evening you will enjoy the now legendary Burleigh Travel reception party! It is the perfect way to kick off your weekend. The tour organiser and coaches will have the chance to meet up, and socialise with the representatives from the other touring teams and to meet the Burleigh Travel Staff while enjoying complimentary food and drink.

Bournemouth Festival - Lively Nights At Sandford Holiday Park

Saturday 14th April

The Junior teams kick off the weekends action in the impressive grounds of Bournemouth Rugby Club. You can expect a full day of rugby with initial group stages progressing to cup, plate and shield competitions.

There will be food available throughout the day and once the tournament is complete and prizes awarded you will return to your accommodation to continue your celebrations.

Chichester RFC U15s Tour To The Bournemouth Festival 2017

Sunday 15th April

Sunday is the turn of the Mini’s to enjoy a full day’s rugby. Your team will compete in groups in a round robin format ensuring that your team will play as much rugby as they are allowed to play in a one day festival in line with RFU guidelines.

There will be food available throughout the day and once the tournament is complete and prizes awarded you will return to your accommodation to continue your celebrations. Those staying for two nights will return home directly from the tournament.

Spirit Of Rugby Trophy Oakmeadians Rugby Festival 2017

Monday 16th April

After checking out of your accommodation the day is free to make the most of the parks facilities, before you begin your journey home.   

If you would like more information about the Bournemouth Mini and Junior Rugby Festival you can contact one of our friendly staff or register an enquiry.

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  • Just wanted to thank you for a fabulous weekend of rugby! Everyone had a great time! the park was great, and the organisation by yourselves was fantastic!!

    Old Grammarians RFC Minis section tour to Bournemouth

  • The tour was a great success - The rugby, entertainment, accommodation and organisation were all very good and we will certainly look to use Burleigh for future tours.

    Cheshunt RFC Junior Section tour to Bournemouth

  • The caravan park was great with excellent facilities and the tournament was brilliant and very well organised. Our U16s have declared this year’s tour the best ever!

    Deal & Betteshanger RFC U16 Bournemouth Festival

  • Thank you for your help in getting the tour organised. Our Boys had a ball and really enjoyed the Festivals on Saturday and Sunday. The holiday Park was an excellent venue for our Tour Party to stay!

    Ballymena RFC U11s Tour to Bournemouth Festival

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