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Crowned Mountain Rugby Festival in France

Crowned Mountain Rugby Festival 2023

The Crowned Mountain Rugby Festival offers the perfect opportunity for clubs and schools to take part in a junior rugby tournament and to play against visiting teams from other countries. Players will also have a unique opportunity to take part of a coaching session run by RDJ Sports (South Africa) whose roster includes coaching staff involved in top level rugby at Club and International level.

Organised by our friends at Francourt Events Crowned Mountain Festival 2023 is open to Under 11 & Under 12 teams, at all level of abilities. It is being run in partnership with the Rugby Club de Laon and supported by both Aisne Department Regional Tourism and the City of Laon Tourist Office.

Click here to watch a short video on the Crowned Mountain Festival.

As always, our Sport Experiences experts will be on hand to arrange everything from coach travel to accommodation. So you hardly need to lift a finger.

Dates 

29th April - 1st May 2023

Price

Prices start from £479

Location

This tournament will be hosted by the Rugby Club de Laon

Laon is situated in the Aisne department in northern France just 2.5 hours from the Port of Calais and Eurotunnel. Laon is a medieval city dominated by the magnificent Cathedral Notre Dame in the upper town. Visitors will have time to discover the town and the ramparts that surround what was a fortress city.

Dates

The 2023 Crowned Mountain Rugby Festival will take place 29 April - 2 May 2023.

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Accommodation

As part of the festival package, groups attending this event will be able to choose from hotel or hostel accommodation in the area.

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01 Sample Itineraries

Day 1

Morning

Your coach will collect you from your school or club early in the morning for the journey to the Channel port and your crossing to Calais.

Afternoon

A tour of the delightful medieval city of Laon

Evening

Dinner at accommodation

Day 2

Morning

Arrive at RC Laon Rugby Festival - session 1

Afternoon

Lunch break Rugby Festival - session 2

Evening

Presentations Festival Party and Dinner

Day 3

Morning

Traning session with RDJ Sports Development

Afternoon

Lunch break Visit to Caverne du Dragon & World Rugby Memorial

Evening

Return to Laon Bowling/Laser Games Dinner at Accommodation

Day 4

Morning

Depart Laon for Calais and your crossing back to the UK

02 What's Included

  • 1 full day rugby festival hosted by RC Laon
  • Training session at RC Laon run by RDJ Sports Development
  • Visits as detailed in itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Coach travel for 4 days
  • Return cross-channel crossings
  • Evening meals days 1-3
  • Breakfast days 2-4
  • Packed lunches days 2 & 3

 

Francourt Events 

Francourt Events has been organising events for schools, clubs and associations in France since 2017. They work with established partners such as RDJ Sports (South Africa) to provide unique and enjoyable events tailor made to suit your needs. The company is based in Laon, France. 

Find out more about Francourt HERE

Our Partner, RDJ Sports Development

Richard De Jäger is our official Rugby Sevens partner. Richard and his team are responsible for delivering the coaching masterclass to your teams on day 3 of the itinerary. Richard is a former Sharks Academy Development Manager, is International Programmes Co-ordinator for a number of schools and rugby clubs around the UK and brings a wealth of experience running elite coaching camps in Europe.

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