Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated on 8 August 2019

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What about Referees?
Each team is expected to bring with them one referee per team entered.. Age group referees will be scheduled to referee when their teams are not playing so they are able to watch and support their own team.

Anybody wishing to referee more games throughout the weekend is welcome please email us at

When are Entry Tickets despatched?
All visitors / attendees at the International Youth Series will require an entry ticket. These are despatched to club / team organisers approximately two weeks prior to each event.

There is no entry on the days without a pre-paid ticket. Tickets can only be purchased via club / team organisers and are not sold on the days of the events.

To speed up entry to each festival please have your tickets ready, available to show to security at the entry gates.

What First Aid cover is provided
First Aid Cover for each tournament will be provided but each Rugby Club should have their own first aider and first aid bag with the necessary kit for each team.

What Trophies and Medals are Presented?
Medals, or something similar, will be provided for each entrant/competitor on the final day of Competition.

An International Youth Rugby Series Trophy will be provided for each team age group winner and runner up.

Medal presentations will take place on the last day of Competition.

Are Dogs and Other Pets Allowed at the Festivals?
Sorry but Dogs and Other Pets are not allowed at all the venues this year.

What about Insurance?
All Rugby Clubs players must be insured both on and off the playing field. AcumenEdge Ltd does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. AcumenEdge Ltd is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Great Britain must have personal medical insurance.

AcumenEdge Ltd cannot be held responsible for adverse weather conditions, which could result in cancellation of fixtures by third parties.

How many players per team? 

  • Under 12 – 12 a side – size 4 Ball  
  • Under 13- 13 a side – size 4 Ball
  • Under 14- 15 a side – size 4 Ball
  • Under 15 – 15 a side – Size 5 Ball
  • What are the Squad Sizes?  22 Players per squad

However, if your player numbers are over these numbers but not large enough for two teams rather than leave players behind we can organise properly coached barbarian teams.

Coaches to decide how small their squad can be in accordance with the RFU Regulation `15.

What are the Pitch Sizes used at the Festivals? Pitch sizes used are the standard pitch size appropropriate for the relevant Age Group.i.e. for a Age Groups Under 12 to Under 14 – the standard full sized pitch.

How many teams can I enter at each age group?
As many as you like. The emphasis is on every body playing rugby in three competitive games per day no matter what level they play. We want clubs to travel with all those in each age group who wish to play.

We will try and avoid teams from the same club playing each other which could be a scenario on the second day of play.

Accommodation – will all members of the same team be put on the same accommodation site?
Yes – definitely unless you request otherwise, or team members and families decide on different types of accommodation which may not be on the same site.

Accommodation-will all teams taking part in the same competition be put on the same accommodation site?
No-where possible AcumenEdge Ltd are using independent accommodation providers so not all teams taking part in the same festival will be on the same accommodation site. In some festivals the numbers are so large it is not possible to find an accommodation site large enough.

Is there transport between accommodation and the venue?
Transport between the accommodation and the venue is not included in the prices quoted unless stated.

Last Updated 14 June 2018