Now in its 14th year, The International Junior Rugby Festival at Disneyland® Paris is firmly established as a major event in the junior rugby calendar, attracting teams of all ages and abilities from across the Home Nations, and even from Australia! The Festival Tournaments are open to all school and club boys teams at Under 13, Under 14 and Under 15 age groups.
What the price includes
- Five days' coach travel, with collection from your school or club
- Return Channel crossings
- Four nights' accommodation at Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch
- Continental breakfasts
- Three day Hopper Ticket to Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park
- International Junior Rugby Tournament Pool, Play-Offs and Finals Matches
- Team and individual skills Coaching Clinics and Masterclasses
- Dinner and Awards Ceremony, hosted by leading rugby celebrities
- Pitches, balls and equipment for matches and coaching sessions
- Festival Coaching Manual
- Colour photograph of your team
- Kit Bag for each team
- Match ball for every player
- One free tour organiser place for every ten paying passengers
- Services of Sport Experiences' tour management team throughout your stay
We also offer a 5 day Self-drive Tour option.
You will be picked up from your club or school this morning for the journey to Disneyland Paris. On arrival, our tour managers will check you into your accommodation and you will then have the remainder of the evening free to settle in.
This morning we will commence the International Junior Rugby Tournament matches which will take place throughout the morning and early afternoon. At this pool stage of the Tournament, teams compete to determine their place in either The International Cup or Shield Competition Play-Offs and Finals. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are then free to enjoy Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.
Today players and coaches will take part in our exclusive Coaching Clinics and Masterclasses. The specialist sessions will promote and develop both team and individual player skills. By spending time with each team and players individually it is possible to deliver bespoke and innovative sessions that build on their current ability levels and lay the foundations for future development.
Team coaches are also encouraged to interact with our coaches and the international players and to participate in the Clinics and Masterclasses. As part of our ongoing coaching support, each team coach will receive a copy of the Festival Coaching Manual. There will then once again be free time during the late afternoon and evening for everyone to enjoy the Disney® Parks.
The International Cup and Shield Competition Play-Offs and Finals will be played today, taking place during the morning and early afternoon. Traditionally competitive and featuring a high standard of rugby, they also enable players to put into practise the knowledge and skills picked up during the Coaching Clinics and International Players Masterclasses. The late afternoon is then free to enjoy the Disney Parks.
The Festival will conclude with the Awards Ceremony, held in Disney® Village, with dinner included. The international player celebrities will present the tournament winners with their trophies.
After breakfast you will leave Disneyland Paris and make the journey back to your school or club at the end of a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding five days away.
Coaching Clinics and Masterclasses
The clinics and masterclasses are delivered in partnership with Paul Turner Sport. As a result of his time at the top level of the game, and the great respect in which he is held, Paul will be supported by an outstanding coaching team and renowned international players. International players who have led masterclasses in previous years include Jamie Roberts, Hugo Southwell, Luke Charteris, Andy Gomarsall, Keith Wood, Jason Leonard, Scott Quinnell and Zinzan Brooke.
Paul and his coaching team will be delivering up-to-date skills sessions, both 'Core' and 'Technical', as well as introducing 'Games for Understanding', that enable young players to understand the different kinds of situations they find themselves in on the rugby field and then how to 'read' or 'react' to those situations for the benefit of their team. The coaching team will focus on 'GfU' immediately after each skills session, so the players learn the rugby knowledge of 'Where' 'When' and 'Why' on the rugby field.
We are pleased to offer all groups of 40 or more paying passengers the exclusive use of their own 48 or 49 seater coach for the entire duration of the Festival. Groups of less than 40 paying passengers will be allocated a shared coach with another school or club for their travel arrangements for the duration of the Festival to ensure they have no coach under-occupancy charge to pay.
Specifically chosen for its suitability for junior sports teams, Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch offers cabin style accommodation, with each cabin containing one double bed in one bedroom and three or four single beds in a second bedroom. These spacious two-bedroom bungalow cabins can therefore accommodate up to six people. Ideal for groups, the Ranch's large indoor swimming pool is available for use by guests, free of charge.