New Zealand junior rugby festivals




Ages 9-13

Global Games brings junior sporting communities together, creating skills development, personal growth and cultural exchange opportunities for athletes aged 9-13. There's a big focus on family, with large numbers of supporters and a fun festival atmosphere at all events.

As official Global Games partners, Haka Sports Tours is the exclusive travel provider for the popular annual NZ Junior Rugby Festivals in Christchurch, Taupō and Queenstown. We make your team trip-planning easy, arranging everything from transport and accommodation to meals and team-building activities.

Given the number of teams descending on each location, accommodation books up quickly so if you're looking to travel to either event with your team get in contact with us ASAP.

Dates for 2023 Tournaments have been released! Tournament dates and information can be found below.

Now is the time to lock in your travel packages to guarantee your accommodation of choice. Contact us today to secure the logistical arrangements for your team. We’d love to hear from you - or call +64 09 930 9709

A Strong touring partnership

"It's amazing to be working with such an innovative, industry-leading New Zealand business as Haka Sports Tours."

-Tyrone Campbell, Global Games Founder & Events Director


2-3 September 2023

Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Grades: U10/45kg, U11/50kg, U12/59kg, U13/65kg

Taupō Festival

14-17 September 2023

Owen Delaney Park, Taupō

Restricted grades: U10/44kg, U11/49kg, U12/57kg, U13/64kg

Regional grades: U10/49kg, U11/56kg, U12/65kg, U13/76kg

Christchurch Girls Festival

22-24 September 2023

Christchurch FC, Christchurch

Grades: U11/Rip, U11/Tackle, U13/Rip, U13/Tackle

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