Queenstown Event Centre

25th - 27th September 2020


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

For more information on the region visit  https://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/



Online Club Expression of Interest (One per club)

Every club needs to complete an Online Club Expression of Interest. Event management will then either confirm that a spot is available for your team(s) in the draw or whether they will be put 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. Registrations open November 1st for the following year and fill up within the month, so bets to set a reminder now.


Entry Fee

The cost of entry to NZJRF festival is $50/player.


A deposit of $350 per team is due within a month of event management confirming your place in the draw to confirm your spot. This is fully refundable up until 1st of May,  in case you decided you can no longer attend.  The deposit comes off the teams entry fee and is not an extra cost. Due to demand for places, the deposit is to show us you're committed to attending.

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 1st of July and must be completed by 1st of August.  Teams are only allowed 3 player changes to the team sheet (due to injury, family circumstances etc) once initially submitted.


Once team sheets have been completed, we will invoice to each club based on the number of players in the team.


1st of September is when final team entry fees are due. The team's deposit is deducted from the total team entry.










**Players must meet the age and weight restrictions in each grade**

Friday 25th September

1:00pm: Weigh-in opens / Teams are allowed to start setting-up marquees on fields

1:00pm-5:00pm: Team photos taken
5:00pm: Weigh-in closes

Saturday 26th September

8:00am: Teams allowed onto the fields to set-up marquees
8:00am: Any late players to weigh-in
8:15am: Compulsory Managers Meeting for all teams
8:30am: Teams line up at the back of Events Center to prepare for opening ceremony
9:00am: Opening Ceremony commences - Please ensure all players know the Haka Kamate before the event.

9:30am: Games start

4:30pm: Games conclude

Sunday 27th September

8:00am: Teams are allowed to arrive

8:30am: First game
2:30pm: Games conclude
2:45pm- 3:15pm: Prize giving



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