A Typical Juniors Tournament Day

Juniors Tournaments are normally organised on a Sunday, and involve four U14 teams. Due to the space required by U14s (they use a full pitch), the U14s tournaments are held separately from the Kids events. They are normally a maximum of 1 ½ hours drive away – and parents are expected to organise transport either directly themselves or via other parents/coaches with spare places.

Before you go, make sure you:

  1. Have notified the coach that your child will be playing – using the TeamStuff App please
  2. Bring the following – boots, socks, and shorts (the club will provide the playing shirt), gum shield, and a picnic. If it is hot, sun screen is also recommended, and if raining, a waterproof jacket.

9:30 – 10:00
Rendezvous at Grand Pré, Blonay – if you wish to drive directly to the stadium/pitch, you are welcome to do so.
Collect all materials from the sheds (balls, cones, spare shirts, tents if required), arrange spaces for the children who need them, ensure everyone knows where they are going.

11:00
Rendezvous at the stadium/pitch for the tournament.
Establish a base for all players and parents (if raining/hot we will normally take tents to shelter under). Some parents bring their own tents/chairs – as seating is not provided.
Coaches report into administration, and register the players.
Children get changed if not already, and have something to eat.

11:30
Start warm up & practice

12:00
Tournament games start, based on a schedule put together by the organisers.
To ensure player safety, and that they do not become over tired, each team will play a maximum of 60 minutes of rugby during the day. For example, if there are 4 teams, they will each play 3 games of a maximum length of 20 minutes.

16:00
Tournament finishes, there is usually (but not always) some food provided to the children by the organisers (typically a sandwich, fruit, sweet snack and a drink).

16:30
Time to leave