Portugal Youth Rugby Festival
One of the largest and most well-regarded rugby festivals in Europe. Held in the stunning city of Lisbon, the PYRF is a constantly growing festival that attracts teams from all over the world.
Fri 5th – Mon 8th April 2024
*Price based on 3 nights accommodation staying on a half board basis in tournament accommodation including flights
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).
European Age Groups
|Age Group||Qualifying Ages||Team Size||Format|
|U15 Girls||01/09/2008 to 31/12/2010||13-a-side||IRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams|
|U19 Girls||01/09/2004 to 31/12/2006||15-a-side||IRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams|
|U13 Boys||01/09/2010 to 31/12/2012||10-a-side||IRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams|
|U15 Boys||01/09/2008 to 31/12/2010||15-a-side||IRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams|
|U17 Boys||01/09/2006 to 31/12/2008||15-a-side||IRB Rules – League Format and Final between the top two teams|
|U19 Boys||01/09/2004 to 31/12/2006||15-a-side||IRB 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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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
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.
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.
Things to do in Lisbon
Lisbon is a small but incredibly charming city. It’s extremely picturesque, with traditional cobbled streets and rolling hills, and was named European City of Culture in 1994.
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.
“The tournament was extra special and we loved the opening and closing ceremonies. The boys felt like they were playing in a World Cup!”
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