Great Yarmouth Rugby Festival
Rugby fun on the Norfolk Coast!
Now one of the largest events of its kind in the UK, the Great Yarmouth Rugby Festival attracts over 100 teams every year! There are two fantastic tournament venues hosting the games, both providing excellent facilities and a warm and friendly environment.
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Friday 29th April – Monday 2nd May 2022
£88 per person
*Prices are per person based on self-catering for 3 Nights
This Great Yarmouth Rugby Festival has grown significantly over time, with matches now spanning over two separate venues. Under 7 to Under 12 teams will play at Broadland-Great Yarmouth RFC, whilst Lowestoft & Yarmouth RUFC will host the U13 to U15s.
Both rugby clubs have great quality pitches, catering options, marquees and toilets. A well-known rugby star will be presenting festival awards and trophies when the festival finishes.
Team & Match Details
|Age groups||Squad Size||Maximum Daily Playing Minutes||Format|
|Under 7 (Mixed)||4-a-side (7)||50||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 8 (Mixed)||6-a-side (10)||50||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 9 (Mixed)||7-a-side (12)||60||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 10 (Mixed)||8-a-side (13)||60||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 11 (Mixed)||9-a-side (14)||70||RFU Core Values (Non-Competitive)|
|Under 12 (Boys)||12-a-side (18)||70||Waterfall Tournament|
|Under 13 (Boys)||13-a-side (20)||80||Waterfall Tournament|
|Under 14 (Boys)||15-a-side (22)||80||Competitive League|
|Under 15 (Boys)||15-a-side (22)||80||Competitive League|
What to Expect
Day 1: Check in & enjoy the range of on-site facilities. Your first evening offers your team the chance to gather together for food and drinks!
Day 2: Time to rise for the first day of your festival. You’ll be assigned either morning or afternoon matches with the rest of the day free for you to explore the local area.
Day 3: Gather your players & crack on with your remaining games! Awards and medals will be presented by a famous rugby personality. Time to celebrate!
Day 4: It’s time to head home, but not before taking a last chance to explore Norfolk and Great Yarmouth further!
What's included in your package
3 nights’ accommodation
With evening entertainment
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 the tournament clubs have to offer
Access to an online fixture schedule and results updates
Qualified match referees
Experienced referees for every fixture
Manage your booking online
Access to our online booking management system
Packages from £88pp
We’ve provided a choice of different holiday parks along one of the most beautiful parts of the UK – the Norfolk Coast. Wherever you call home for the weekend, you’re sure to enjoy the stunning coastal views and sandy beaches.
California Cliffs Crazy Golf Course
California Cliffs Crazy Go-carting
California Cliffs Crazy Adventure Play
Kessingland Indoor Swimming Pool
Kessingland Caravan Park
Kessingland Soft Play Area
Hemsby Beach Holiday Centre
Hemsby Beach Holiday Centre
Hemsby Beach Holiday Centre Show Bar
Hemsby Beach Holiday Centre Quarterdeck Restaurant
Hemsby Beach Holiday Centre Indoor Swimming Pool
California Cliffs Holiday Park
Close to the beach and 2 swimming pools!
- Bronze, silver and gold holiday homes
- Indoor heated pool with flume
- Bars & restaurants on-site
- Available to teams aged 7-12 years
Kessingland Holiday Park
A great park with pools and live entertainment!
- Bronze, silver, gold and platinum holiday homes
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- Theme nights, bands and family games
- Available to teams aged 7-14 years
Hemsby Beach Chalets & Apartments
- Sleep between 2 and 10 people
- Bed linen included
- Fitted kitchen/dining area
Hemsby Beach Platinum Lodges
- Refurbished in 2018
- Platinum standard interiors
- Private hot tub
Hemsby Beach Holiday homes
- New in 2017
- Lounge area with sofa bed
- Available in Silver Plus, Gold and Gold Plus
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.
This was an absolutely amazing experience for all the lads!
Things to do in Great Yarmouth
Pay a visit to one of Great Yarmouth’s sandy beaches for some seaside family fun, or for more of an adrenaline rush, head to one of the local amusement parks. However you choose to spend your holiday, you won’t be disappointed with this coastal town!
It’s a fantastic base for your players and families to enjoy the local area while celebrating their involvement in the Great Yarmouth Rugby tournamant!
Great Yarmouth highlights
- SEA LIFE Centre Great Yarmouth
- The Pleasure Beach
- Time and Tide Museum
- Merrivale Model Village
- Great Yarmouth Central Beach
It wouldn't be a visit to Great Yarmouth without a trip to the famous Pleasure Beach.
Take a look what lies beneath the ocean at the SEA LIFE Centre
Absolutely brilliant, the boys loved it and so did the parents!
Brilliant fun - we'll be back!
How many games will we play?
Each team will play up to 5 games per day – the duration of the games depends on the number of teams in each age category. However, each team will play up to the maximum number of minutes per day, as stipulated by the RFU.
What footwear should players wear?
All pitches are played on grass, so it is recommended to wear studded boots, but players are welcome to alternative footwear depending on the ground surface.
What I.D do we have to bring for the players?
We ask that you bring RFU cards OR a photocopy of a passport for all players involved in the festival. Age checks may be carried at any point during the tournament.
Do we have to drive to the venue?
Yes please. There is parking onsite with a donation to the host club.
Will players receive medals/trophies?
All players will receive a participation medal and there will be winners and runners up trophies for U12 to U15 teams. Those attending the presentation will be awarded their medals by a special guest rugby player.