Tournament Overview

Welcome to one of the largest and most-regarded rugby festivals in Europe!

Held in the stunning city of Lisbon – World’s Leading Destination 2019, Europe’s Leading Destination 2020 & 2022, and Europe’s Capital of Sports 2021 – this festival attracts teams from all over the world!

The venue? The magnificent University Stadium Complex of Lisbon, the esteemed home of the Portuguese National Rugby team! This top-tier facility boasts excellent pitches, outstanding amenities, and a prime location within the city! The festival is BIG on encouraging cultural exchange – coaches and players can enjoy the opportunity to share their passion for all things rugby!

This festival promises an unforgettable experience, combining high-level rugby competition with the chance to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities! The unmatched facilities and passionate local rugby community make this a standout event on the junior rugby calendar!

Fri 11th – Mon 14th April 2025

Packages from

*Price based on 3 nights accommodation staying on a half board basis in tournament accommodation including flights

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The Portugal Youth Rugby now attracts over 100 international teams, with 3,000 players attending each year from as far away as New Zealand and Argentina. There’s a true focus on quality rugby while experiencing Portuguese hospitality in Lisbon, with stunning architecture and gorgeous sandy beaches.

There are two age groups for girls (U15 and U19), and four age groups for boys (U13, U15, U17 and U19).

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Perhaps the largest youth rugby festival in Europe

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Under 8 to Under 17 Festival 


Play at Lisbon University Stadium Complex

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Choice of accommodation 


Choose a 3, 4 or 5-night package

European Age Groups

Age GroupQualifying AgesTeam SizeFormat
U15 Girls01/09/2009 to 31/12/201113-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams
U19 Girls01/09/2005 to 31/12/200715-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams
U13 Boys01/09/2011 to 31/12/201310-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams
U15 Boys01/09/2009 to 31/12/201115-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams
U17 Boys01/09/2007 to 31/12/200915-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams
U19 Boys01/09/2005 to 31/12/200715-a-sideIRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams

The Portugal Youth Rugby Festival runs on two-year age bands to incorporate the differences in international age groups.

What to Expect

Day 1: Fly to any Portuguese airport and transfer to Lisbon. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy your evening.

Day 2: Your pool matches will take place today, and you will play 3 matches.

Day 3: The play off matches take place today, and you will play 2 or 3 matches depending if you reach the final or not. Once matches are complete, there is an awards ceremony and live music in the evening.

Day 4: Time to begin your return journey home.

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We work within the rules set out by the applicable sporting governing bodies to ensure we get things just right. What’s more, you can rest easy knowing that our ABTOT bond, ATOL license and ABTA membership mean your money is well protected.

What’s included in your package

3 nights’ accommodation

On half-board basis

Travel to the festival

By air travel, with coach transfers in Lisbon

Tournament kit, including event t-shirts


Manage your booking online

Access to our online booking management system

Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

Want to make your time away more special? Whatever your thoughts are start talking to us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

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All festival packages include accommodation based on holiday park and youth hostels, although you can upgrade to hotel accommodation.  

All accommodation choices are comfortable and offer easy access to the festival venue.  

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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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Things to do in Lisbon

The city of Lisbon is beyond vibrant! With its wide avenues, rolling hills, lush greenery and mosaic-tiled balconies, you’re set to discover a city brimming with character and charm! Lisbon has that perfect blend of timeless tradition and modern urban flair!

Ride the waves of the Atlantic with surfing, or with a need for speed, challenge your team to a go-karting race! With activities from bowling and paintball to the city’s Alfama quarter and Oceanarium, you won’t be short of excitement!
When you’re not exploring the city, you can try your hand at surfing, go-karting, bowling, paintball or simply enjoy the city itself and its Oceanarium, the Alfama Quarter or take a ride on the Colinas tram.


  • Surfing
  • Go-karting
  • Bowling
  • Paintball

“The tournament was extra special and we loved the opening and closing ceremonies. The boys felt like they were playing in a World Cup!”

Rishton United


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Don’t fancy a festival but want to get away as a team? We’ve got you covered! From friendly fixtures to exciting excursions, we’ll offer an unforgettable experience for the whole team.