Rugby is one of the most popular team sports in England, played in two main formats; Rugby League and Rugby Union. A top rugby player will be fit and strong. To beat players when running, participants will need a combination of speed and movement skills. The London Youth Games offers three types of competition: Tag Rugby League (Schools), Year 7 & 8 boys Rugby League (schools) and RFU Contact Rugby (Schools).
Maggie Alphonsi, an LYG alumni from Enfield, is one of the world’s foremost players in the women’s game.
SCHOOL GAMES COMPETITIONS
The absence of an RFU Qualification does not prevent the delivery of rugby union activity, assuming that the conditions within Regulation 15 are met. The RFU recommend that all competition organisers check with their own insurance to ensure rugby based activities are covered.
GET in touch to compete
To get involved in our competitions, you will need to contact the BTO or SGO in your borough or via the LYG App you can register your interest.
Only a BTO or SGO or nominated Team Manager can enter a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition.
A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.