Rugby Development Festivals

On the 7th of April we held our final Team Leicestershire Rugby Development Festival in partnership with Leicester Tigers and County Schools Rugby Union at Loughborough Rugby Club.

We had 13 teams from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, with teams well represented in both age categories (U13 and U15). It was a really successful event with everyone trying their best and learning new skills. Thank you to the Loughborough RFC volunteers, referees and Leicester Tigers for coaching players through the game. We also had great sportsmanship and really high quality games even with the weather not really co-operating!

We have also had young people signing up to their local rugby club after attending these festivals which is brilliant, so if anyone would like further information regarding clubs in their area, please do get in touch.

Many thanks also to Loughborough Rugby Club for hosting us and Leicester Tigers for supporting with organisation & staff.

We hope everyone enjoyed the festival and we hope to put on even more events next academic year.

On the 10th of February we held our third Team Leicestershire Rugby Development Festival in partnership with Leicester Tigers and County Schools Rugby Union at Hinckley Rugby Club.

We had 28 teams from 15 different schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, with teams well represented in both age categories (U13 and U15) and genders. It was a really successful event with everyone getting stuck in and enjoying themselves while developing their skills. Thank you to the Hinckley RFC volunteers, referees and Leicester Tigers for coaching players through the game. We also had players coaching each other and great sportsmanship was on display, as teams intermixed to create better, more competitive games.

We have also had young people signing up to their local rugby club after attending these festivals which is brilliant, so if anyone would like further information regarding clubs in their area, please do get in touch.

Many thanks also to Hinckley Rugby Club for hosting us and Leicester Tigers for supporting with organisation & staff.

We hope everyone enjoyed the festival and we look forward to seeing you again or for the first time at our last festival of the year on the 31st of March at Loughborough R.F.C.


In December 2021, we had 2 Team Leicestershire Rugby Development Festivals at Oadby Wyggestonian R.F.C. Thank you and congratulations to everyone that took part, it was amazing to see everyone enjoying themselves and showing great sportsmanship.

There was well over 400 young people involved across the two events so both U13 and U15 age groups were well represented in both genders. We had some young people who had never played before and others who had more experience, so it was great to see everyone helping each other and making the events enjoyable for all. Some teams who were playing contact rugby, played touch rugby if their opponents weren't comfortable playing contact and all the games had a good mix of being competitive but still upholding the development festival ethos. There was a lot of development on the two days with teams progressing from touch rugby to contact rugby and everyone was really engaging with the Leicester Tigers coaching staff.

Many thanks also to Oadby Wyggestonian R.F.C for hosting us and Leicester Tigers for supporting with organisation & staff.

We hope everyone enjoyed the festival and hopefully we can do it all again later in the academic year!