County Festivals

We aim to run county festivals in 2021/22 and the dates are still being formalised. The ORFU board has agreed that first refusal on hosting these festivals will be given to the clubs who were due to host them in season 2019/2020.


Before a club organises a festival….


RFU Regulation 15.9 requires each Constituent Body (Oxfordshire RFU in our case) to be notified of all Age Grade Rugby Festivals held within their area.

15.9 Competitions, Tournaments, Festivals, Rugby Camps and Tours are permitted but the following conditions must be met:
(a) Regulation 15 is complied with in full;
(b) They are in line with the Age Grade Playing Calendar and competition format of the specific age grade; and
(c) Written prior approval is obtained

Oxfordshire RFU requires that notifications of Age Grade Rugby are received at least four weeks before each event.

Festivals with six or more expected teams from outside of Oxfordshire and our neighbouring Constituent Bodies will require additional approval. Such events are classed as ‘National’ and therefore require Oxfordshire RFU notification at least 3 months before the event date. Touring teams from outside of England will also require ‘Incoming Tour’ approval.

A ‘festival’ is defined as an event that involves more than three competing age teams in any rugby age group.

Forms should be signed by either the Club Chairman or Club Honorary Secretary.

Please download the attachment.

Please submit completed forms to our Safeguarding/Disciplinary Secretary.