Mini and Junior Rugby Festival at Medina College

Vectis U-10s

The Island saw its first Mini and Junior rugby festival, for some years, over the May Bank Holiday at Medina College in Newport.

Two Vectis U-8 players with their medals

Vectis Rugby hosted Tour International’s IW Festival of Rugby, which saw children and young teenagers from U-7 to U-15 age groups compete across two days. The event attracted more than 1,500 people. As well as some excellent rugby on display, there was food and drink provided by local vendors.

Eighteen different clubs attended in addition to the hosts, some coming from as far at Lancashire and Leicestershire, with positive feedback from the visitors.

The Vectis teams put in some excellent displays, particularly in the minis section, where the U-8s, U-9s, U-10s and U-11s were highly praised by their opposition. The Vectis U-14s side were one of the runners-up in their section, and put in a huge effort in their last game on Sunday’

Vectis RFC hope to see an expanded festival return in 2025.