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Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October 2017
Visitor Information

Visitor Information

We want to make your visit to the National Schools Rugby Festival as enjoyable as possible.  Throughout the day there will be amazing rugby on both Pitch 1 and Pitch 2, as well as a range of hospitality, pop-up shops and children’s activities. 

Opening Times

Saturday 21 October 2017

  • 8.00am - Gates open
  • 9.00am - First match commences
  • 5.00pm - Evening entertainment - band, food, licensed bar and fireworks
  • 9.30pm - Gates close

Sunday 22 October 2017

  • 8.00am - Gates open
  • 8.30am - First match commences
  • 4.45pm - Cup and Plate winners presentation
  • 6.00pm - Gates close

Entry Prices

Tickets can be bought on the gate on each of the two Festival days:

  • Cars: £5 per car, which includes a Festival programme 
  • Walk-in: £3 per person, which includes a Festival programme
  • VIP Tickets, with exclusive dining overlooking the rugby pitches, are available from Eventbrite - click here

Further Event Information

The following information will help you to plan your trip to the Festival and to enjoy the event:

  • Refreshments - Jamie Lee Smith Catering will provide all catering services, with a variety of fresh, local and healthy food on offer from various outlets
  • Accommodation - There are a wide range of local hotels - click here for a selection
  • There will be a wide variety of activities to keep children entertained
  • Disabled parking and toilets are available
  • Baby feeding and changing facilities are available
  • There will be no ATMs on site
  • The College does not allow dogs on campus
  • There will be a designated smoking area available
  • The Visitors Information Centre will be located in front of the Main House
  • First aid facilities will be provided by Sportmed East during Festival opening hours
  • Sponsorship - We can tailor sponsorships and advertising to suit specific needs. Just call Lucy Bolton on 01473 690281 or email festival@stjos.co.uk for more information
  • Festival Rules - Please click here to see the Festival rules
  • 2018 Festival Dates - Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018

How to Find Us

By Car

Please use the St Joseph’s College Main Entrance on Belstead Road. Please do not use the Birkfield Mews/Goldrood entrance, which is also on Belstead Road. The address is:

St Joseph’s College
Belstead Road
Ipswich 
IP2 9DR

Parking can be purchased on the day at a cost of £5, which includes a programme.

By Train

The College is just under a mile from Ipswich railway station. This line links directly to London Liverpool Street and the journey takes approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. 

Directions From Ipswich Railway Station 

Turn right on to Burrell Road and right again onto Willoughby Road. At the T-junction turn right onto Belstead Road. Follow Belstead Road, going past the St Joseph’s College Mews and Goldrood entrance. Take the next right (signposted to St Joseph’s College) and follow the road for 0.1 miles where you will find the main College entrance on your right-hand side. 

Contact Us

For more information or if you have any queries, please contact the St Joseph’s College Events Co-Ordinator, Lucy Bolton:

Email: festival@stjos.co.uk
Telephone: 01473 690281
Events Mobile: 07776 206672