Southport Rugby Festival
Rugby in the North-West!
Taking place in the Merseyside coastal town of Southport, this rugby festival is a great opportunity for a short family break in May. Our host venue, Southport Rugby Club, will see your team play up to 5 matches per day.
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Prices and availability for our 2022 tournament are ‘coming soon’. Register your interest to be one of the first to receive the information as soon as it is available!
Friday 29th April- Monday 2nd May 2022
£TBC per person
*Price based on 2 nights accommodation staying on a bed and breakfast basis at XXX
The Southport Rugby Festival attracts upwards of 80 teams each year, and is open to mixed groups aged U7 to U11, boys’ teams U12 to U15, and girls’ U15, U17 and U19.
Matches will be played on one of Southport Rugby Club’s 3 full size pitches, or one of 6 mini pitches. The rugby club boasts a large clubhouse, food village, bars and sports equipment stalls.
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 and explore the local area.
Day 2: Time to gather your squad for the first day of the festival. You’ll be assigned either morning or afternoon matches with the rest of the day to explore the local area.
Day 3: It’s time to crack on with your remaining games! Later 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 the local area!
What's included in your package
3 nights’ accommodation
At a local hotel
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 Southport Rugby Club has 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 TBC
You’ll be accommodated in local hotels, perfectly located to explore and enjoy all that the local area has to offer. We’re just finalising the details and all the information will be available soon. Register your interest to receive all the information as soon as it becomes 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.
“The children, coaches and parents had a great 2 days, we will be back next year”
Things to do in Southport
Riverside Holiday Park offers plenty of things to do over a long weekend, including walks, swimming and playgrounds. But if that’s not enough, Southport is home to many seaside attractions including beaches, golf clubs and family activities.
Southport is a fantastic base for your team to celebrate their time away from their matches!
- The Atkinson arts venue and theatre
- Southport Pier
- Southport beach
- Southport Pleasureland
- Marine Lake
- Model Railway Village
The Atkinson arts venue and theatre
Absolutely brilliant, the boys loved it and so did the parents!
Brilliant fun - we'll be back!
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.
Shall we bring both home & away kits?
To avoid kit clashes, we strongly recommend you bring both your home & away strips.
Do we have to bring rugby balls?
Yes please – the ‘home’ team for each match will be required to provide the match ball.
Do we have to drive to the venue?
Yes, the venue is approximately a 20-minute drive from Riverside Holiday Park. We also offer a shuttle bus service for an additional cost – this must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.