The emphasis is on participation, learning and enjoyment, rather than achievement. We therefore trust and expect to see squads of mixed ability with the emphasis on new and developing players throughout the pools with all teams abiding by this ethos.
Event programs detailing pool allocations, pitch layout, tournament rules, contacts and associated information will be available at the entrances to the festival on the day. These must be purchased for an entrance fee of £5 per family entering at the same time , which will help the club to pay for the costs incurred in running the festival.
The festival will adhere to Kent RFU guidelines on Age Grade Rugby. You should note that, due to space constraints, some pitches will be slightly smaller than standard RFU measurements for each age grade. It is expected that all clubs agree to this as a condition of participation in the festival. Every team entered in each age group must provide at least one referee.
We are committed to keeping to schedule so please make sure you arrive 5 minutes before the start of each game. Late arrival will mean that the game time is reduced. The pitch marshals are responsible for games ending on time and their decision as to the end of the match is final.
Certificates of attendance will be given to all teams participating as a record of their involvement in the day.
All age groups, teams will play matches in pools of 5 or 6, with each team playing 4 games each. Each half will be 6/7 minutes and there will be 1 minute for half time.