The UN officially celebrates World Children's Day on November 20, the day in which, in 1959, the Children's Rights Declaration was approved at the General Assembly. On that same date, but in 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Children that Portugal ratified on September 21, 1990.
We did it! Amidst a pandemic, we managed to put on a great and safe rugby day. Portugal Rugby Youth Festival 2020 Special Edition was a great win for the sport.
All the enthusiasm, joy and high-level competition we witnessed on Saturday, October 17 is proof that rugby doesn't stop: it adapts! We'll live out our passion for the sport while complying with all the necessary safety measures.
There's no way around it: COVID-19 is a party pooper! Even with all the limitations in place right now, the 2020 edition of Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is going forward, although in a different format. In fact, with all the enthusiasm, joy, high-level competition and excellence we're putting into it, we're calling this the PRYF 2020 Special Edition! The event takes place on October 17, 2020.
Life is suspended right now. So many travels postponed, meetings with friends delayed, fun and sports alike left for another day. But life is resilient. The human spirit is unstoppable. We will prevail!
Due to the new coronavirus epidemic, the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival will be postponed to October 17-18, 2020. Move Sports, the event organiser, is making this decision in line with the latest recommendations from the Portuguese Government, through its National Health Service (NHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Portuguese Rugby Federation, which cancelled all rugby activity in the country.
The Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, took a long stroll at the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival and stated he places great importance on the spirit of rugby.