We hope you are all as excited as we are about the Harlequins U9 and U10 Festival on 26th January. The Festival will take place here at the Reeves the home of Staines Rugby. Please see details below:
The U10 Festival will start at 9:45am and is scheduled to finish at 12:15pm
The U9 Festival will start at 10:00am and is scheduled to finish at 12:30pm
On arrival can all teams please register at the registration tent outlined in the attached map.
All clubs are required to name one volunteer referee per team. We will do our best to make sure all volunteers will referee on the pitch where their team is based and will referee not during their own teams match.
There will be a short referees briefing at the following times at the registration tents:
U10 – 9:30am
U9 – 9:45am
Format and Schedule
There will be groups of four for both age groups, where a round robin format will be in place. All games will be 10 minutes each way with a 1 minute half time which means each team will get 60 minutes of play which is in accordance with RFU age grade regulations. There will also be no winner or scoring, which is also inline with RFU age grade regulations. Please find the groups in the documents attached.
U9 will be 7-a-side.
U10 will be 8-a-side.
Squad sizes are down to the team manager as it will be down to them to manage playing time.
Cars – Where possible we HIGHLY recommend car sharing. We have a number of parking spaces at Staines Rugby and also at Nakshatra Hall which is just opposite the Reeves. There will be staff there directing traffic and all parking at these two locations is free. Should all spaces fill, there is additional parking along the roads in Lower Feltham.
Coaches – All coaches need to drop off along Snakey Lane. Please ask coach drivers to drop you off a couple of hundred yards before Staines Rugby to ease traffic. Please then advise coaches to park in the Rose Bine car park which is next to The Stoop along the A316 to park. Coaches can then return to Staines Rugby at the end of the festival to pick up teams to return to Rose Bine to park for the match at The Stoop. Coach parking will be free.
The club kitchen and bar will be open throughout the tournament serving refreshments both Hot and Cold so pop in and say hello!