Tournament details

Rugby festivals

2021 bookings

Dates go live: Tuesday, 4 May
Bookings open: Monday, 10 May
Bookings close: Wednesday, 13 October (for festivals taking place after October half term)

Age group

U11  & U13 festivals

U11 Squads

A maximum of 8-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.
Teams can be made up of both girls and boys.

U13 Squads

A  maximum of 12-a-side, with squads of 15 players maximum. 
Teams can only be made up of boys.

Format of play

Following the announcement by the RFU all our festivals will play the following rules:

Team will play the same number of matches throughout the day.
There will be no prizes presented. 

Cost of entry

£60 per team 

<20 Small schools' rugby festival

2022 bookings

Bookings open: Monday, 13 September 2021
Bookings close: Friday, 11 February 2022

Age group

U13 festival


7-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum
Teams can only be made up of boys


For this tournament we do not allow competitors to play down an age group

<20 small schools competition - you must have 20 boys or less in year 8 

Format of play

Every team will play the same number of matches throughout the day
There will be no prizes presented.

Cost of entry

£60 per team 

Girls' rugby festival

IAPS is working with Lions Academy to launch a new girls' rugby festival in 2022. The inaugural festival will be a touch rugby festival held at Lord Wandsworth College on Tuesday 22nd March 2022. 

2022 bookings: 

Bookings open: Monday 13 September
Bookings close: Friday 25 February

Age groups

U11 & U13 festival 


9-a-side, with squads of 12 players maximum.

Format of play

Team will play the same number of matches throughout the day.
The festival will be touch rugby. 
There will be no prizes presented. 

Cost of entry

£60 per team 


Booking criteria


All competitors must attend an IAPS School.

Competitors ages must be taken from 1st September 2021. 

Competitors may only enter one age group per competition.

Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. 

Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

Schools must read and accept the Terms and Conditions before booking onto an IAPS event. 

Risk Assessment

A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues for each event. If you require a copy of the events risk assessment, please contact IAPS Sport. 

Privacy Notice

IAPS is committed to protecting your personal data. Data will be processed for the purposes of responding to requests to enter and participate in IAPS sport events. The Association has a legitimate interest for processing basic and sensitive personal data and will only process and keep the minimum required data to organise and run events safely. IAPS will only share your data with third parties where necessary to do so to compete in an IAPS sporting event and to meet National Governing Bodies regulations. Further information is available here.

Media Policy

The IAPS media policy  sets out our approach to the use of media supplied to the association by member schools, and the use of media by IAPS staff at sports events. It does not cover the use of media by individual schools at events. IAPS member schools should have their own policies to cover the use of media at events.

Photography advice at IAPS events

There is no professional photography at any IAPS event however parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children (Ask the Police, 2018). IAPS asks parents and spectators to be cautious when sharing any images on social media. The NSPCC have useful advice on sharing images here.


Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Children must never be subject to any form of treatment that is harmful, racist, abusive, humiliating or degrading. All reasonable steps must be taken to promote the interests and well-being of children and protect them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, as all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

IAPS's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

Anti Bullying Policy 

Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. IAPS Anti Bullying policy sets out our approach to bullying and the procedures in place to prevent bullying taking place at IAPS sports events.

Safeguarding Contacts 

Emily Connell
Sport Events Manager | Designated Safeguarding Officer
[email protected] | 01926 461501

Mike Kershaw
Sport Events Coordinator | Deputy Safeguarding Officer
[email protected] | 01926 461513 

Phone 01926 887833
Email [email protected]

Codes of Practice

The IAPS Codes of Practice set out our expectations for coaches, officials, spectators and competitors at all IAPS Sport events.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with them before attending an IAPS Sport event.



Rules and regulations

The national governing body for rugby is England Rugby.

All IAPS rugby tournaments are conducted under the England Rugby rules and regulations, including their ruling on gender splits within tournaments.

All Rugby tournaments will follow the 1/2 game rule as recommended by the RFU. For more information click here.

Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.


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Upcoming events

20 March 2022

Small school rugby festival

  • Rugby
22 March 2022

Girls' Rugby Festival

Book your school onto the girls' rugby festival here

  • Lord Wandsworth College
  • Rugby