International Youth Rugby Festival

International Youth Rugby Festival 2019

Op Paaszondag 21 april was het weer zover: het International Youth Rugby Festival bij Rugby Club Hilversum! De 20ste editie van dit ééndaagse toernooi begon die dag om 10.00 uur met de eerste wedstrijden. In totaal speelden 85 teams in de leeftijd van 7 tot en met 18 jaar zo’n 175 wedstrijden. De teams kwamen uit 7 verschillende landen: Zuid-Afrika, Engeland, Wales, Schotland, Noord-Ierland, België en natuurlijk Nederland. Bijna de helft van de deelnemende teams kwam uit het buitenland. Op de kaart is te zien waar de teams vandaan kwamen.
Rugby Club Hilversum had iedereen van harte uitgenodigd deze dag bij het Kininelaantje langs te komen en te proeven van de unieke rugby sfeer tijdens een van de grootste jeugdtoernooien van Europa. Eten, drinken en gezelligheid was er in overvloed, en de wedstrijden waren zeker de moeite waard! Het weer hielp natuurlijk erg mee.

Deze jaargang werd het festival met een speciale wedstrijd afgesloten. Jong Oranje Onder 17 speelde een vriendschappelijke interland tegen Boys Clubs of Wales, een hoog aangeschreven invitatie-team uit Wales. Deze spannende wedstrijd werd glansrijk door Oranje U17 gewonnen. De doedelzakken van onze gasten Schotland droegen ernorm bij aan de sfeer.

Graag willen we alle vrijwilligers en referees bedanken voor hun inzet, zonder hun was het niet zo’n geweldig feest geworden! DANK JULLIE WEL!

Het reglement voor het toernooi is hier te vinden.

English

This Easter Sunday April 21st the International Youth Rugby Festival took place at Rugby Club Hilversum. The 20th edition of this one-day-tournament will started at 10.00 am with the first matches. Some 85 teams, in the age of 7 to 18 years old, played approximately 175 matches. The teams came from 7 different countries: South Africa, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Belgium and of course The Netherlands. Almost half of the participating teams came from outside The Netherlands. The map below shows where all the teams came from.
Rugby Club Hilversum invited everyone to come down to Kininelaantje in Hilversum on Easter Sunday to get a good taste of the unique rugby atmosphere at one of the largest youth tournaments in Europe. There was plenty of drinks, food and Dutch ‘gezelligheid’, and the matches were abosolutely worth while! Obviously the good weather contributed enormously.

This year the Festival will closed with a special treat. The Dutch U17 selection will played a friendly match against Boys Clubs of Wales, a renowned invitational team from Wales. This match started around 5.30 pm. and was won by Netherlands U17. The spectators had a wonderful time!

We would like to express our gratitude to all volunteers and referees, without them it would not have been such a wonderful event! THANK YOU!

The Tournament Regulations are published here.

Waar kwamen de teams vandaan? / Where did the teams come from?

U18

U17

U16

Milnerton School (SA) Oranje Selectie U16 A Milnerton School (SA)
Twickenham RFC (Eng) Littleborough RFC (Eng) Bredase RC
Old Ruts (Eng) Aylesford Bulls RFC (Eng) Westcliff RFC (Eng)
Epping Upper Clapton RFC (Eng) RC ’t Gooi
Oranje Selectie U16 B Bridgend Athletics  RFC (Wal)
Lincoln RFC Eng)
Luctonians RFC (Eng)
Thanet Wanderers RFC (Eng)
Porthcawl RFC (Wal)
Abercynon RFC (Wal)



U15

U14

U13

HilverDukes RC ’t Gooi RC Hilversum
RC Dwingeloo RC The Hawks RC Dwingeloo
Sheffield RFC (Eng) RC The Dukes New Milton RFC (Eng)
Birkmyre RFC (Sco) Basingstoke RFC (Eng) Westcliff RFC (Eng)
Doncaster Knights RFC (Eng) Burford School (Eng) Reeds Weybridge RFC (Eng)
Wirral RFC (Eng) Maesteg Celtic RFC (Wal)
Croesyceiliog RFC (Wal) Beaconsfield RFC 1 (Eng)
Upminster RFC (Eng) Beaconsfield RFC 2 (Eng)
Ipswich RC (Eng) Queen Elizabeth School (Eng)
Hitchin RFC (Eng) ZON Barbarians



U12 + U11

U10 + U09

U08

RC Hilversum RC Eemland Cas RC 1
RC Eemland 1 RC ’t Gooi Haagsche RC 1
Haagsche RC Haagsche RC 1 Haagsche RC 2
RC The Dukes 1 RC Tilburg Voorburg
RC Tilburg 1 RC The Dukes RC The Dukes
RC ’t Gooi Rugby Ottignies Club (Bel) Cas RC 2
Rugby Ottignies Club (Bel) Llantwit Major RFC (Wal) Rotterdamse RC
Deal & Betteshanger RFC (Eng) Rotterdamse RC
Instonians RFC 1 (N-I) Stichtse RFC
Instonians RFC 2 (N-I) Pink HilverDogs
Rotterdamse RC Haagsche RC 2
Zaandijk RC Cas RC
DRC Pickwick Players
Dwingeloo RFC
RC The Dukes 2
Gelre Combinatie
RC Eemland 2
RC Tilburg 2
Cas RC
DomCity Panthers

 Registration for the 2020 Festival 

Tems are alreday entering, make sure you enroll as soon as possible to secure your participation!

Teams can register through this procedure:

– Teams have to apply using this online form: 2020 Registration Form.
– The tournament organisation will confirm the provisional subscription with an e-mail. The invoice for the entry fee is included.
– The subscription will only be final after the entry fee has been received by Rugby Club Hilversum.
– If the maximum number of teams have already entered for a particular age category, teams will be put on a waiting list. The team will receive a confirmation. Should a place become available, the tournament organisation will get in touch with the first team on the waiting list.

Registration is only possible until March 1st 2020. Every year some age categories are fully booked within a short time, so make sure the team is enrolled in time. If an enrolled team cancels within two months before the tournament, there will be no refund of the entry fee.

The entry fees are:
– 15 a side (U13-U18): €155,-
– U11-U12: €130,-
– U9-U10: €105,-
– U8-U07: €80,-

The entry fee will allow a team to participate in the tournament (at least 4 matches). Every team also receives their very own special ball for the matches of the tournament and to take home as a keepsake.

2019 Pictures and footage

Drone filmpje by Ruud van Spengen

Bericht van NH TV

Festival Pictures by Rugby-Shots

Festival Pictures by JB Profoto

Pictures of NLU17 – Boys Clubs of Wales

2018 Pictures

Pictures by Andy Astfalck

Pictures by Ruud van Spengen

Pictures by Jaap van Spengen

Pictures by Arno Böhm

Pictures by Saskia Lara

Thanks to all!