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Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

7TH JULY – 13TH JULY 2017

8TH JULY – 14TH JULY 2018

GOLD COAST – AUSTRALIA

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Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

 The goal of the Carnival has always been to attract both the traditional rugby schools and others who may have only recently discovered the wonders of our great game. Any School or Club team of school age is welcome at the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival.  This is not an elite event; all teams are welcome regardless of their playing ability.

The standard of rugby is always high and despite the quality and competitiveness of matches, the Carnival spirit and philosophy has always been evident. Club teams, particularly from areas where there is little or no school rugby, are most welcome to join in the fun.

The Gold Coast Rugby Carnival is a youth sporting event held on the Gold Coast each July. Our event is a week long Rugby Carnival focused on Spirit and Sportsmanship. We have a proud 24 year history with over 50 teams competing at our carnival

Playing divisions include:
U18U16U15U14U13U12

There is no overall champion at our Carnival – one deserving group each year is presented with the coveted Spirit Award, decided on a vote of all participants: schools, clubs, referees and organisers. There is also a Barbarian Award appointed to one player from each team.

The objectives of the Carnival are for players and officials to:

  • revel in the spirit of attacking rugby
  • enjoy a guaranteed number of matches without the pressure associated with school association competitions
  • respect the time honoured ideals of amateur level Rugby
  • relish an opportunity to improve playing/coaching standards enjoy a holiday on Australia’s Gold Coast, one of the world’s premier holiday destinations.

For a great week of Rugby mixed with Sun, Surf , Sand and a bloody good holiday! Come and test your skills against national and international teams whilst visiting Australia’s premier theme parks and world class beaches.

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50+ Rugby Teams from Overseas, New Zealand and Australia

The game they play in heaven
right here on the Gold Coast

24
Years in Operation
16179
Players who have taken the field
960
Aussie Teams who have attended
247
Overseas Teams who have attended

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2016 Rugby Winners

Rugby Division Winners

U18A’s –  Winner – Pakarunga College (NZ)
Runner Up – Stratford High School ( NZ)

U18B’s – Winner – Otorohanga (NZ)
Runner Up –  John Paul College ( NZ)

U16’s –   Winner – Shirley Boys High (NZ)
Runner Up – Scots College U16 (NSW

U15A’s – Winner – East Wallaroos (NSW)
Runner Up – The Kings School (NSW)

U15B’s – Winner – The Armidale School (NSW)
Runner Up – Hale School (WA)

U15C’s – Winner – South Australian Barbarians (SA)
Runner Up – Rotorua Boys High School (NZ)

U14’s –   Winner –  Scots College ( NSW)
Runner Up – Rotorua Boys High U14’s (NZ)

U13’s –   Winner – Christchurch Rugby Club (NZ)
Runner Up – South Australian Development U13’s

U12’s –   Poneke Rugby (NZ) – Won 3 out of 5 games

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Paddy O’Brien Referee’s Award  – Simon Scoble

Spirit  of Rugby – Kelston Boys High U15/U16

COMMENTS FROM OTHER TEAMS

  • Fantastic Attitude after the game – they really embraced the spirit of the carnival
  • Great Talk after the game about rugby and friendship
  • Great Sportsmanship and spirit
  • Awesome spirit
  • Playing hard and physical games but very friendlyand civil afterwards
  • Play with heart
  • Super Rugby boys very gracious in defeat and generous in spirit

COMMENT FROM CARNIVAL CHAIRMAN  (Barry Honan)

Kelston BHS have been to the GCRC on a number of occasions and their teams have always been very formidable and at times too strong for opposing teams.  Before the Carnival I asked the U15 team management form Kelston whether they would agree to play up an age division.  Without any hesitation this was agreed to.  The Kelston team won 2 of its 5 matches in the U16 division and were extremely competitive in the matches that were lost.  The Kelston boys played hard and fair in every match and there was never any expression of disappointment that they were not competing in their rightful age group.  They were simply a credit to their coach, team management and to their school.  Well done Kelston BHS U15 on deservedly winning the 2016 Spirit Of Rugby Award.

VENUE

This years event will once again be held at the Runaway Bay Sports Precinct.

In partnership with the Sports Super Centre, The Runaway Bay Rugby League Club, The Runaway Bay Football Club we have on offer 6 fields and numerous catering facilities.  Ample parking facilities are also available.  

The Sports Super Centre is a leader in the sport and recreation industry. As well as featuring the most modern training facilities for both elite and beginner athletes, it is also a dedicated training camp. The accommodation is affordable, and the facilities are designed to cater to everyone, from the demands of elite athletes, to the needs of those wanting a better and healthier lifestyle.

The Centre’s professional facilities are enhanced by the surrounding area, and a year-round subtropical climate that is conducive to sport. As well as its appeal to elite sports practitioners, the Centre incorporates community facilities, which include a Sports Medicine centre, health spa, gymnasium, Olympic aquatic centre, stadium and a children’s party area for ‘active’ celebrations.

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Sports Super Centre 
Cnr Sports Drive and Morala Avenue
Runaway Bay, Qld Australia 4216

1. Take exit #57 off M1
2. Follow Route 4 past Hope Island, Paradise Point to Runaway Bay.

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Exciting new features on offer at our 2016 carnival  

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Lights…. Action!

Because most local school teams participating must play after school some matches will have to be played later in the day and as a result the draw will show matches running after 5.30 on the 4 fields (F1, F2, F3, F5) which have lights.

The Runaway Bay Seagulls Club will be open to cater to all teams with special Carnival dinner deals available. The Club will be open to all those supporters and management ready to relax and unwind after or even during each day!

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Ice Baths

As an added bonus to our carnival teams we will be offering Ice Baths on carnival match days to aid recovery

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Pool Sessions

As part of our event the Sports Super Centre pool will have dedicated lanes available for GCRC teams to use for pool recovery sessions on each match day.

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Physio & Massage 

The Sports Super Centre has a dedicated Sports Med team who will be offering special rates on Physiotherapy and Massage services to GCRC teams on match days

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ITINERARY

The 2017 Carnival will be held from Friday 7th  – Thursday 13th July 2017

Day 1 – Thu 6 July
Teams Arrive on Gold Coast
Rugby Registration and Managers Meeting at Q1 Resort, Surfers Paradise (6pm)

Day 2 – Fri 7 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – Match Day 1 (Matches 9 – 5pm)

Day 3 – Sat 8  July
Free Day – Time to fit in a training session, visit a theme park, relax on the beaches or do a spot of shopping

Day 4 – Sun 9 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – Match Day 2 (Matches 9-5 pm)

Day 5 – Mon 10 July
Worldsport Beach Games at Kurrawa Surf Club (9 – 12pm)
Our 2017 “Beach Games” will showcase new beach activities for our netball and rugby players featuring our infamous Beach Haka. A great mix and mingle for the players – whilst managers and coaches relax on the Surf Club balcony enjoying a continental breakfast whilst all the action happens on the beach below.

Day 6 – Tue 11 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – Match Day 3 (Matches 9 – 5 pm) 

Day 7 – Wed 12 July
Spirit & Sportsmanship Dinner  (Venue to be advised)
A wonderful night where the rugby and netball players converge to celebrate the highlights of the weeks carnival action. The night showcases team performances and a bit of dancing!

Day 8 – Thu 13 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – Match Day 4 (Matches 9 – 5 pm) 

Day 9- Fri 14 July
Teams Depart Gold Coast for home

Booking Process

REGISTER YOUR TEAM – OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE
For interested groups from regional Queensland, interstate and overseas, see the Step by Step details below

LOCAL TEAM APPLICATIONS
“Local” teams from the Gold Coast and nearby districts who require neither accommodation nor transport can participate in the event for as little as $35.00 per player.

SUPPORTERS
Team supporters are very much welcomed to our events.
Our tours often provide a once in a lifetime opportunity not only for the players but also for family and friends.
Supporters may choose to be part of the “Player” group and participate in all that group’s activities or have a separate supporters’ itinerary taylor made to co-ordinate with that of the tour team. Supporters may be more interested in activities such as whale watching, deep sea fishing, hinterland drives, golf etc., than theme park visits, your options are endless … just ask!

Because tours vary in group size, length of stay, activity choices, accommodation type etc., it is impossible to provide an average tour cost until a team registration has been received and processed.

Step by Step

Step 1- REGISTER
Step 2 - CUSTOMISE
Step 3 - COMMIT
Step 4 - DEPOSIT
Step 5 - COMMUNICATE
Step 1- REGISTER

REGISTER ONLINE –  OBLIGATION FREE
Fill in your obligation free application forms for the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival and Tens Festival. ONLINE – Our Online Registration Form is now available click here to go to form

Step 2 - CUSTOMISE

DRAFT ITINERARY, INCLUSIONS AND COSTING
After receiving your completed application form, WorldSport will tailor a tour to suit your particular needs. If you wish to tour for longer (or less) than the event week, simply inform us and this will be organised. We also have many players and manager’s families and supporters come along for the ride. We can create supporters tours that align with the school or club’s itinerary – so that you can have as much support as you need! Part of the uniqueness of our service lies in the flexibility and personalisation offered to each participating tour group.

Step 3 - COMMIT

CARNIVAL DEPOSIT Should you then decide to participate in the event WorldSport must be notified as soon as possible and a “Carnival Deposit” of $500 per team paid.

Step 4 - DEPOSIT

AIRLINE DEPOSIT A non refundable “airline deposit” of AUD $100 per person is required to secure seats on your quoted flight and secure pricing.

Step 5 - COMMUNICATE

  For full details of the payment schedule, the refund policy and other necessary information please click here

 

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A glimpse of previous carnvials

2015 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

2014 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

2013 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

2012 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

2011 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

2010 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival

Contact Us

GOLD COAST OFFICE
Address: 36 Young St, Mount Tamborine, Q 4272, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 54372511 / +61 7 55646256
Fax: +61 7 54372911
Email: info@world-sport.com.au

SUNSHINE COAST OFFICE
Postal Address: PO Box 3617, Caloundra DC, Q 4551, Australia
Physical Address: 3 Amberley Cirlce, Little Mountain, Q 4655, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 54372677
Email: info@world-sport.com.au

 

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