Chipping Norton Rugby Club Junior festival

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More than 60 teams from seven counties set to compete on Sunday 28th April 2024 in Chipping Norton Rugby Club’s biggest Festival to date

The Chipping Norton Rugby Club is getting ready to welcome more than 700 players to the third year of its annual tournament for under 10 and under 11 boys and girls on Sunday 28th April 2024, following the success of its first two events in 2022 and 2023.

More than 60, eight and nine-a-side teams are set to compete at the club’s Greystones base, Burford Road, from seven counties, including from as far afield as Berkshire.

Companies supporting this year’s event include Festival headline sponsor Diddly Squat Farm Shop, which is just a stone’s throw away from the clubhouse; Brethertons Solicitors; Powys-based soft drinks maker Radnor Hills; Bloxham School; Cokethorpe School; and QCR Recycling Equipment.

The first under 10 matches are set to kick-off at around 9.30am ahead of a lunchtime prize giving, before the under 11 players battle it out in the afternoon.

“Our annual Festival is an opportunity for us to celebrate the end of the season in style, and to showcase this wonderful game to the next generation of young players,” explains Chipping Norton Minis Chair Duncan Midwood, “so we would be delighted to welcome any families who want to find out more. Just come to the Festival reception desk when you arrive and we’ll make sure you have a great day.

“As always, we are indebted to our amazing sponsors and we have a small number of sponsorship packages still available, so we would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like more information. Funds raised from this year’s Festival will be used to develop the club’s infrastructure and facilities, as well as funding equipment and development courses to continue improving coaching for all age groups at the club.”

A whole array of catering options available, including clubhouse and pitch-side bars, ice creams, hot drinks, braai & burgers, pizzas, paella and crepes, whilst WRFM – formerly Witney Radio – will be broadcasting live from this year’s Festival, with music and pitch-side interviews throughout the day. To find out more email [email protected], or message through the club’s social media channels.

Chipping Norton Rugby Club