The 13th edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, previously scheduled for April 10 & 11, is postponed until October 23 & 24. Move Sports, the event organiser, makes this decision in recognition of the uncertainty that involves the current pandemic situation, which still implies numerous restrictions to travel and sports events organisation.
Humanity strikes back: hope for October
We had our hopes high that in April everything would be better and that we would be able to combine our passion for rugby with the joy of being together once again at the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival.
But it's time to be sensible and realize that the pandemic we're all going through still doesn't allow us to celebrate each victory with the hugs we've all been craving and dreaming of.
As such, the 13th edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is postponed until October 23 & 24.
The COVID-19 virus turned everybody's lives upside down, but thanks to science we now have innovative vaccines that put humanity in a position to strike back: there are now more people vaccinated against Covid-19 than infected worldwide, data shows. Vaccination plans across the world are starting to show results. Most national plans point to the end of summer to get to 70% of the population vaccinated: that's the "magic number" that will get us to herd immunity and, we hope, our normal lives back!
Another reason for hope comes from Mother Nature herself: coronavirus in general are extremely sensitive to weather conditions and thrive in cold and humid environments. This coming spring and summer will, hopefully, help fight and defeat the virus.
We believe that by October we'll have beaten the virus and we'll be able to see each others' smiles again - no more masks! In Lisbon, autumns are mild and dry, with long sunny days! Come and celebrate human's spirit victory at the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival! Can we count on you for October 23 & 24?
What can you expect at PRYF 2021?
The Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is the greatest European rugby tournament for youth teams (clubs, schools and academies).
This event gives your team an unforgettable experience both on and off the pitch. Rugby matches against international opponents, exciting leisure time activities and great entertainment – all in Lisbon, one of Europe's safest and most exciting cities, with its warm weather climate and white sandy beaches.
The tournament venue is located in the beautiful University Stadium complex in Lisbon, featuring excellent grass pitches and an emblematic and historic honour stadium.
Previous tournament editions featured massive participation from Portuguese clubs and also from squads coming from all five continents (100+ teams), including teams from countries such as Spain, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Argentina, Australia, amongst others.
Learn about and register now for the 2021 edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival. Check our festival packages and don't miss out on the opportunity to be in Portugal for the greatest rugby youth festival of the year!
Mark your calendar: the 2022 edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival takes place April 9 & 10
We have news for you: you can register your team for the 2022 edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival right now!
In 2022, we'll go back to our usual spring break schedule: the tournament will take place on April 9 & 10, at Lisbon.
Head on over to the registration page and choose your PRYF's favourite edition: 2021 or 2022. Better yet, why not sign up for both?