The aim of the tournament is to celebrate the excitement, diversity, joy and excellence that rugby has to offer by bringing together the finest teams from a variety of European countries into a premier tournament setting for all levels. New players and team selections for the coming season can be tested and given a unique experience and the ultimate challenge to be the best. Through the tournament, we hope to promote the sport of rugby and bring the community together in this celebration of rugby excellence. Rugby's values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and culture they create. They define the game and define Rugby Club Octopus .
Saturday 24th August 2019
We welcome all senior men and women teams from all countries with a set maximum depending on how registration goes. If we reach our maximum available teams we will start with a waiting list. All senior games are played with 15 a-side and all games except the final will be 10 minutes per half with a 1-minute break. The final is 15 minutes per half. The tournament schedules can be followed live with ' MyTournament.info ' and this link will be posted the morning of the tournament.
We have (limited) tented accommodation for teams to stay during the weekend. Due to the early start on Saturday we do advice teams to arrive Friday and make the most of our hospitality and pre-party possibly in combination with some light training in the evening. Saturday evening after the bbq we will be hosting a big party with DJs and live music for all players, coaches, referees and locals.
Sunday 25th August 2019
All youth teams are welcome to keep in mind the different age categories. Also for the youth we will keep a waiting list by category if we reach our maximum .. The tournament schedules can be followed live with ' MyTournament.info ' and this link will be posted the morning of the tournament. Time of registration and kick are as follows:
The times and other information will be sent to all teams prior to the tournament. The different youth categories are:
- Colts - U19 (dob 2002/2003)
- Juniors - U16 (dob 2004/2005)
- Cubs - U14 (dob 2006/2007)
- Minis - U12 (DT 2008/2009)
- Benjamins - U10 (20010/2011)
- Turves - U8 (dob 2012/2013)
See attached document for the senior men and womens laws and rules of the tournament. DOWNLOAD RULES
Payment of the registration fee guarantees your spot and must be paid after you sign up. All registration fees are non-refundable. Please transfer the registration costs to the following account and do not forget to mention the name of the rugby club and the participating team (s).
Uden, The Netherlands
Sports Association Octopus
SWIFT CODE: RABONL2U
Men & Women
€ 250 / GBP 200 per team
€ 100 will be returned in tokens on the day of the tournament
€ 75 / GBP 60 per team
The referees make our tournament a success and we are excited to welcome referees for both the youth and the senior tournament from The Netherlands and neighboring countries. We will offer these referees the opportunity to work with international teams or a variety of levels in combination with active coaching and feedback during the tournament from referees' instructors. Due to the large requirement, referee registration is essential. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Bram Onno Hanegraaf for the referee allocation.
|The tournament venue is Moleneind Sportpark in Uden, home base or Rugby Club Octopus . With the full support and cooperation of Uden municipality and the adjacent sports clubs we offer all amenities in close proximity. The tournament site and field numbers will be re-arranged during the youth tournament in order for them to play their normal size pitch. We have 4 grass pitches and 1 artificial grass pitch. The artificial pitch is certified to play all variants of rugby and football, the whole tournament site covers enough space for warm up areas.
We offer you the following facilities: