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 .
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friday 25 August 2023 | men's social
New this year, the men's social cup for senior men's teams playing in the Dutch 3rd and 4th division plus any selected guests from abroad playing the same level. We will host this event on the Friday evening in a social environment with the focus on social and fun. Teams are invited to stay the night in our tented accomodation and we will make sure there's plenty of food, drinks and music throughout the evening.
Saturday 26 August 2023 | men's & women's competitive
Welcome to senior men and women teams playing in the Dutch 1st and 2nd division and equivalent from abroad to create a fair and and balanced setup. We therefore will not accept premier division clubs to play in the tournament, but any teams interested please contact us, as we could host a practice match fixture on the day.
Sunday 27 August 2023 | youth
Teams from Colts to Benjamins are welcome, keep in mind the different age categories. Also for the youth we will keep a waiting list by category if we reach our maximum.Time of registration and kick off will be published at a later date depending on the amount of teams participating. Expect the Benjamins (U10), Mini’s (U12) and Cubs (U14) to play in the morning and the Juniors (U16) and Colts (U18) in the afternoon.
The different youth categories are:
- Colts - U19 (dob 2006/2007)
- Juniors - U16 (dob 2008/2009)
- Cubs - U14 (dob 2010/2011)
- Minis - U12 (dob 2012/2013)
- Benjamins - U10 (dob 2014/2015)
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. 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's social cup:
€ 150 per team
(including € 50 deposit which will be returned in tokens)
Men's & Women's competitive cup:
€ 250 per team
(including € 100 deposit which will be returned in tokens)
€ 75 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 Park Moleneind 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 the whole tournament site covers enough space for warm up areas.
More facilities depending on any COVID-19 regulations, but you can expect the following: