The WRUFC U7-U12 Rugby Festival 23/24 Season
Sunday 15th October 2023
Welcome to Woodbridge Rugby Club and our Development Festival.
Our aim is to encourage and enable both new and experienced players to play rugby against similar abilities and opposition from other clubs. We want all the players and supporters to enjoy the day in a safe environment and furthermore would like to highlight the 5 key values that we coach to at the club.
Please enter into the spirit of the day with lots of positive support for both the players and the officials from all clubs who have volunteered their time and expertise as without them none of this would happen.
Food and Drink
Food and drinks will be available on the day from our clubhouse and barbecue and there is also a cake sale. Coffee is provided by Suffolk Coffee Pod.
Toilets can be found outside the changing rooms and in the Main Clubhouse.
Our safeguarding representative Adam Lubbock will be in attendance and can be reached on 07502 279497
We will have trained First Aiders on site from Woodbridge Medical Services, their base will be their caravan marked on the map. All age groups should bring an appropriately qualified person also.
No studs to be worn in the Clubhouse, please encourage players to use the outside toilets.
Team gazebos are welcome and team locations should be to the side of the pitches, please do not block the emergency access or main walkways.
Parking opens at 8.45. We are very limited for parking at Woodbridge Rugby Club, please car share where possible. Parking at the club is only for coaches with equipment, 1 pass per age group has been emailed.
Please do not go to the car park we used last year as this is not being used and is privately owned.
From Melton, continue past the rugby club on your right on the B1084, take the next small road on your right, this is a single track with passing places.
Please note parking is on an arable field, not hard standing. If we have heavy rain leading up to the festival we may need to make other plans. Volunteers with hi-viz will guide you to the right place.
Timings for matches are available using the links on this page. There will be an “old school” whiteboard and QR codes by each marshal station. (This maybe subject to change right up until the start of the festival, so please review this on the day).
We are a dog friendly club, please keep them on a lead at all times and off the playing areas and make sure you clean up after them.
This will open at 9.15. To make the process as efficient as possible, please complete the registration form in advance and take it to the relevant age group marshal. These will be kept at the registration point. Registration should be completed by 09:45.
U7 –Gavin Wainer U8 – Ben Few
U9 –Jon Hall U10– Tim Johnson
U11 -Jim Fanshawe U12 – Ralph Pruden
Teams are not permitted to include under or over-age players unless RFU exception has been granted, please give proof to your age group marshal on registration.
Registration will be required before going to your pitch. Once registered, your point of contact will be your Woodbridge Minis Lead coach/manager:
Claire Cole (Youth Chair) and Tim Johnson (Chairman) will be on site to assist with any other queries.
There will not be a multi-age group briefing. Briefings will take place pitch side at 9.45am with your fellow coaches for your age group by the Woodbridge head coach.
We will provide referees in all age groups but not for every game. Many of these are young players giving their time to gain experience. Please respect the referee, Referees are allocated, if you notice a gap in the schedule, please be prepared to stand in.
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Please keep to the times in the schedule and have your squad ready a few minutes before the start of each game, there will be marshals to assist getting people ready prior to the start of each game.
Please see links on this page for further info.
We have Rainywood Photography in attendance, if there is a child in your squad that cannot be photographed, please make them known to Woody.
Photos can be purchased after the event online.
A big thank you to Woodbridge School who sponsors our Junior Section. They have provided sponsorship to our club for many years and we are so grateful for their ongoing support.
They have also sponsored the mini rugby balls that will be given to each team for their coach to award to their player that has demonstrated the best TREDS values during the festival.
If you have any issues on the day, please go to your age group marshal or head coach in Woodbridge kit, committee members will be on hand in light blue tabards please ask for assistance. All will be happy to help to ensure the day goes as smoothly as possible and make it as enjoyable as we can.
We look forward to welcoming you to a great day of rugby and fun!
WRUFC Junior Chair
Registration and Briefings:
Team registration takes place from 9.15am. Please submit your registration forms to the relevant age group marshall (at pitch side) – Please ensure these are updated prior to arrival to speed up the registration process.
Briefings to take place by WRUFC marshal for each age group.
First matches kick off at 10am