Brand new Rugby Festival in the heart of England!

We’re bringing our Rugby Festival to the Midlands in 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited! Hosted at the fantastic Derby Rugby Club in the heart of the city, the weekend is set to be truly memorable both on the pitch and off it. Two-days of matches ensures you get plenty of game time, whilst a cleverly crafted fixture schedule ensures everyone gets plenty of time to explore the city and the surrounding Peak District.

Thanks to Derby’s location, it is easily accessible to many teams and makes the perfect choice for a Rugby weekender. Will you be part of our first Midlands Rugby Festival in 2021?

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30th April – 3rd May

Packages from
£79 per person

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*Prices are per person based on self-catering for 3 nights

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Rugby Festival

Held at Derby Rugby Club, your rugby team will play up to five games during the festival weekend, as well as enjoy access to the club house, changing facilities, bar and BBQ.

This festival is open to mixed teams aged U7 to U11 and boys U12 to U15, and will operate under the same values of the RFU – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

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Experienced and qualified referees

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Photo opportunity with special guest

First aid

Fully trained first aiders on site

Awards night and trophies

Awards and medals presented by a celebrity guest

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Accommodation within a 15 minute walk

Team & Match Details

Age groupsSquad SizeMaximum Daily Playing MinutesFormat
Under 7 (Mixed)4-a-side (7)50RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 8 (Mixed)6-a-side (10)50RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 9 (Mixed)7-a-side (12)60RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 10 (Mixed)8-a-side (13)60RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 11 (Mixed)9-a-side (14)70RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)
Under 12 (Boys)12-a-side (18)70Waterfall Tournament
Under 13 (Boys)13-a-side (20)80Waterfall Tournament
Under 14 (Boys)15-a-side (22) 80Competitive League
Under 15 (Boys)15-a-side80Competitive League

What to Expect

Day 1: Check in at your hotel and explore all that the city has to offer.

Day 2: First day of your rugby tournament. Age groups will play in either the morning or afternoon sessions and have the rest of the day to spend how you wish. Managers meeting before each session. Hot food will be provided by Derby Rugby Club and we’re delighted to say we’ll be joined by Project D and Project Whippy for the whole weekend!

Day 3: Second day of your rugby tournament. Age groups will play in either the morning or the afternoon sessions and have the rest of the day to spend how you wish. In the afternoon/early evening there will be a presentation at Derby Rugby Club where awards and presentations will be given.

Day 4: It’s time to return home and wave goodbye to Derby!

Hilversum International Youth Rugby Festival

What’s included in your package

3 nights’ accommodation
Based at one of our partner accommodations in the city

Awards ceremony
Trophies for runners up and winners

On site representative
We’re here if you need us on the day

Access to facilities
Make the most of what Derby Rugby Club has to offer

Online results
Access to an online fixture schedule and results updates

Qualified match referees
Experienced referees for all fixtures

Manage your booking online
Access to our online booking management system


Packages from £79 per person

Info & Pricing Pack

Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

From accommodation and meal upgrades and we can help you out. You might us want us to arrange something special for your group – let us know and we’ll see what we can do!
Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs

Accommodation

There’s a number of accommodation options for you to choose throughout the city which give you the chance to enjoy the city’s cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities. All of the hotels are within easy reach of Derby Rugby Club, the host for the tournament.

Holiday Inn Express Pride Park

location icon Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE
  • 10 minute drive to Derby Rugby Club
  • Within close proximity to the city centre
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Double and triple rooms available

Holiday Inn Riverlights

location icon Morledge, Derby DE1 2AY
  • 30 minute walk and 7 minute drive to Derby Rugby Club
  • Located in the city centre
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Double and triple rooms available

Jurys Inn

location icon King St, Derby, DE1 3DB
  • 25 minute walk from Derby Rugby Club
  • Bed and breakfast or room only options available
  • Double and triple rooms available

Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground

location icon Nottingham Road, Derby DE21 6DA
  • 25 minute walk from Derby Rugby Club and a 5 minute drive
  • Room only basis with double and triple rooms available

Travelodge Pride Park

location icon Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HG
  • 7 minute drive from Derby and minutes’ walk to the centre of Derby
  • Great transport links
  • Room only basis with twin and triple rooms available

Book your festival

Like what you see and want to start planning? The best way to get things moving is by speaking to one of our tournament advisors on 01708 565014 or by filling in an enquiry form online.

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Hilversum International Youth Rugby Festival

Things to do in Derbyshire

You won’t be short of things to do in and around Derby. In the city, you can shop till you drop, enjoy one of the many pubs, restaurants or cafes, head to the cinema or try your hand at ten-pin bowling, pirate-themed adventure mini-golf or indoor climbing 

Venture just 30-minutes from the city and you can be in the glorious Peak District where there are walks to suit everyone’s ability.  

  • Clip ‘n Climb 
  • Mini Golf  
  • Bowling 
  • Cinema 
  • Foremark Reservoir  
  • Matlock Bath 
  • Bakewell 

Clip n Climb

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Bakewell

Bakewell

Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath

Thanks to Derby being an easily accessible location for many teams and the fantastic facilities at Derby Rugby Club, this event is set to be a huge hit – and we cannot wait to bring our Rugby Festival to the Midlands!

Andy Matthews, Sports Tours Manager