Event Location DRFC: The Big Field,Kiln Lane, Brockham, RH3 7LZ
Gates Open 08:15 am
Parking Signs to RED and Blue Car parks can be seen from all routes to the club -please ensure you follow the correct signage to avoid delay...your car park is Blue
Please car share wherever possible to reduce traffic, pollution and maximize parking. Parking vouchers will have been posted to your Club Festival Contact. Cars without a pass will be charged £5 to park on site. Do not attempt to park on any surround roads. I have the passes and will look to get there early - please car share where possible, as we only have 22 passes
Registration Please register with your Age Group Control Tent by 9:15 latest. All players must be registered with the RFU Names and RFU numbers must be supplied on the player registration form which should be handed when registering the team at the age group control tent.
Referees Briefing: 9:30 Age Group Control Tent. Each team entered is expected to referee 2 games in the festival. Level 1 Referees are encouraged for U9 upwards. Failure to provide referees will effect next season entry.
First Aid Each Team entered is expected to have a qualified first aider. Each Age Group Control Tent will also have a first aider on hand and 2 Ambulances are on site plus DRFC’s Medical team will be working from the Clubhouse.
A briefing for first aiders will take place at the Clubhouse First Aid Station at 9.30am.
Games Timings First Game: Start 10am Prompt
Final Games Start
U7 - 13:15 U8 - 13:45 U9 - 14:00 U10 -14:00 U11- 13:40
Each Pitch will have an allocated Pitch Marshall who will be keeping the schedules and asking teams and referees to be pitchside 5 mins before KO.
Playing time: U7 & U8 - 5 mins per half and 2 mins half time.
U9 - U11 - 6 mins per half and 2 mins half time.
Pitches Each year group has pitches show on the festival map in info pack below
U7 -8 Pitches, U8 -6 pitches
U9 - 8 pitches U10 - 6 pitches U11 - 6 pitches
Festival Rules The Festival will be played to RFU Regulations 15: Age Grade Rugby -
http://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/31/97/52/RFURegulation152016-2017_English.pdf and its appexdies 1-5.
As Dorking have taken the Kids First Pledge we want our Festival to reflect these values and therefore the format of the Festival will be as follows: Each team will play 4 matches with no results being recorded. Medals will be awarded to all players & a TREDS trophy will be given to each team to award to their player who demonstrates the core values of rugby. Teamwork,Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship.
U7s & U8s - All Mixed Ability Squads
U9s, U10s & U11s - we will be providing 2 different ability Festivals
Development Mixed Ability - Teams will be made up of players who are deemed new, developing and/or lacking confidence.
Experienced Mixed Ability - Teams will be made up of players who are more experienced and confident enough to be playing in a competitive Festival.
If you are entering multiple teams into any age group Festival, please create evenly balanced teams. Failure to respect this will affect next season entry.