The NZ Junior Rugby Festival in Queenstown is a breath taking event held at one of the most picturesque rugby grounds in the world right at the foot of the impressive Remarkables mountain range.

Queenstown itself offers so much for any traveling team, surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a rugby adventure, discovery and rejuvenation.

The festival attracting a large number of teams from around NZ and also east coast of Australia. Please register your interest as early as possible because places in the draw fill up fast.

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8 teams in each grade

Teams come from across NZ and even overseas to attend the tournament!

Player Eligibility

Players must meet the age and weight restrictions in each grade.
Please refer to rules on weight and age restrictions.

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We know first hand that managing a whole team and supporters to tour across the country to these kind of events is a massive job! Sorting everyone out for Saturday morning footy is hard enough.

The good news is we have partnered with Haka Educational Tours to provide transport, accommodation and meal packages to Taupō taking all the stress out of the tour and leaving you to focus your attention to other matters like having fun. Even better, there is also funding available for a number of clubs on such trips and we can provide paper work required.

Please get in touch if you would like more information

They can personalise each package whatever your teams budgets and needs are!



Friday 25th September 2020:

All teams arrive in the afternoon for registration & weigh-in

Saturday 26th September 2020- Sunday 27th September 2020:

Games played. Round robin is played on Saturday.
Semi-finals and finals played on Sunday.

Sunday 27th September 2020

Prize giving in the afternoon

Timetable will be sent to registered teams by email in the months leading up to the event.

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Queenstown Events Centre

At the foot of the Remarkables mountain range, the Queenstown Events Centre plays host to the event The Events Centre is undoubtedly one of the most scenic rugby grounds and sports venues in the world. The Events Centre has its own indoor courts, pool and gym, which is all available for use to the teams for the 2019 festival.



Payment Process

$350 Non-refundable Deposit:

When we confirm your teams place in the draw, you will have 5 working days to pay $350/team to secure your spot. Payment details will be sent by email when your spot is confirmed. If this isn't paid, you risk your place being replaced with another team wishing to take part in the festival

Team Entry Fee:

Team entry is based on the number of players each team has. Therefore, once the team sheets are completed, we will send out invoices to the clubs. The team entry fee is due on the 1st of June

Your team's deposit is deducted from the total team entry.

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Online Club Expression of Interest

(One per club)

Every club needs to complete an Online Club Expression of Interest. Once this is completed, our team will either confirm a spot is available for your team(s) in the draw or they will be placed on the wait-list. The sooner you apply, the more likely it will be that we will have a place for your team in the draw. Applications close 1st June.

Pay Non-refundable Deposit

Pay a non-refundable deposit of $350/team within 5 working days of event management confirming a place in the draw to confirm your spot. Payment details will be sent by email

Online Team Sheets

A link to the Team Sheets will be emailed to the club to send on to all of their team managers to complete. They will be sent out in the months leading up to the festival and must be completed by 15th June. Teams are only allowed 3 player changes to the team sheet (due to injury, family circumstances etc) once initially submitted.

Pay Team Entry Fee

The cost of this year's festival is $50/player.

Once the team sheets have been completed, we will invoice each club based on how many players individual clubs have.

20th May: Team entry fee due.