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 from U12 to U18 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
For only the third time in the 27 year history of the Carnival, QLD schools will unfortunately return to class on Mon 10th July midway through the Carnival week. However, 2 Carnival game days are still available to QLD teams.
A standalone RUGBY TENS event will be held on Fri 7th July and as of 1st May over 60 teams across the various age divisions have confirmed. Sunday 9th July will be the first of the normal three day 15-aside Carnival but will take the form of a grading day for teams participating in the whole event and will also allow others to enjoy one or two “friendlies” against teams of similar standard.
Ffor further information on the structure of the 2017 Gold Coast Rugby Carnival, CLICK HERE
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:
For a great week of Rugby mixed with sun, surf and sand, come and test your team’s skills against national and international teams whilst visiting Australia’s premier theme parks and world class beaches.
U18A Winner – Sth Australia Div II / RU – Northern Territory Div II
U16RA Winner – Hamilton BHS (NZ) / RU – Scots College (1) ( NSW)
U16RB Winner – Kelston BHS (NZ) / RU – Helensvale HS (QLD)
U16RC Winner – Scots College (2) (NZ) / RU – Caloundra JRC (QLD)
U15AB Winner – Kelston BHS (NZ) / RU – St Andrews College (NZ)
U15CD Winner – Caloundra JRC (QLD) / RU – The Kings School (NSW)
U14A Winner – Scots College (1) (NSW) / RU – Rotorua BHS (1) (NZ)
U14B Winner – Scots College (2) (NSW) / RU – Rotorua Boys High (2) (NZ)
U13A Winner – Newington College (NSW) / RU – Nerang JRC (QLD)
U13B Winner – Caloundra JRC (QLD) / RU – Helensvale JRC (QLD)
U12A Winner – Sth Coogee JRC (NSW) / U12B Winner – Christchurch JRC (NZ)
U18A Winner – Waiarapa College (NZ) / RU – Sth Australia Div II (SA)
U18B Winner – St Pius X College (NSW) / RU – Inglewood HS (NZ)
U18C Winner – Te Wharekura 0 Mauao Col (NZ) / RU – Fairfield Col (NZ)
U16 Winner – Hamilton HS (NZ) / RU – Scots College (NSW)
U15 Winner – The Kings School (NSW) / RU – Sylvania JRC (NSW)
U14 Winner – Rotorua BHS (NZ) / RU – The Cavaliers (NSW)
U13 Winner – Newington College (NSW) / RU – Sth Australia U13 (SA)
U12 Winner – Christchurch JRC (NZ) / RU – Newington College ( NSW)
2017 Paddy O’Brien Referee’s Award – KevinTaikato (NZ)
2017 Spirit of Rugby – Kelston Boys High U15/U16 (second year in a row!)
COMMENTS FROM OTHER TEAMS
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 the Kelston team management asked for their U15 team to play up an age division as they feared they may be too strong and big for their correct U15 division. The Kelston team won 3 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. Once again they were simply a credit to their coach, team management and to their school. Well done Kelston BHS U15 on deservedly winning the 2016 and 2017 Spirit Of Rugby Award.
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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.
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.
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!
As an added bonus to our carnival teams we will be offering Ice Baths on carnival match days to aid recovery
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.
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
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 TENS (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
Interested team officials will have the opportunity to attend a Coaches Workshop conducted by the ARU. Unless otherwise notified, the venue will be Bond University. Information about the workshop will be circulated to participating teams in late May. The workshop will be free for Carnival officials and $70 per head for others.
Day 4 – Sun 9 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – MATCH DAY 1 (Matches 9am – 5 pm)
This will be a grading day for visiting teams continuing with the Carnival and be a day where those not able to can enjoy one or two “friendlies” against sides they would otherwise not have the opportunity to play.
Day 5 – Mon 10 July
Worldsport Beach Games at Kurrawa Surf Club (8 – 12pm)
The 2017 “Beach Games” will showcase new beach activities for our netball and rugby players and once again feature the Carnival’s famous 200 player strong Beach Haka. While players mix and mingle, team officials relax and enjoy a continental breakfast on the surf club balcony overlooking the Games activities on the beach below.
Day 6 – Tue 11 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – MATCH DAY 2 (Matches 9 am – 7pm)
Local GC teams participating may have to play after school and in some cases under lights. Also, some matches may have to be scheduled at other venues to accommodate the local teams attending.
Day 7 – Wed 12 July
Spirit & Sportsmanship Dinner (Seaworld)
A wonderful night where the rugby and netball players converge to celebrate the highlights of the weeks Carnival action. The night showcases a guest speaker and team performances and will finish with a bit of dancing!
Day 8 – Thu 13 July
Gold Coast Rugby Carnival – MATCH DAY 3 (Matches 9 am – 5 pm)
Following the Presentations a number of teams will return home with some scheduled to fly home from the Brisbane and Coolangatta airports
Day 9- Fri 14 July
All but a few remaining teams Depart Gold Coast. Some have elected to enjoy an extra day or two.
2015 SPIRIT OF RUGBY Winner – Hale School (Perth, WA)
2015 Rugby Division Winners
Open Green Division
Winner – Wairarapa College (NZ)
Runner Up – St Johns Hastings (NZ)
Open Red Division
Winner – Aranmore College (WA)
Runner Up -Waihi College (NZ)
Winner – Scots College ( NSW)
Winner -BIMA International ( QLD)
U15 Yellow Division
Winner – Toowoomba Grammar (QLD)
Runner Up -Reddam House(NSW)
U15 Purple Division
Winner – St Patricks Silverstream (NZ)
Runner Up -The Kings School (NSW)
Winner (Grey) – Cavelliers Rugby Academy (NSW)
Winner (White) – Toowoomba Grammar (QLD)
Winner (Black) – St Josephs College (QLD)
Winner – South Australian Junior Rugby (SA)
Runner Up – Tamborine Mtn Warrior Hogs (QLD)
2015 BLK SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS
OPEN DIVISION – Inglewood High School (NZ)
U16 DIVISION – Te Aroha College (NZ)
U15 DIVISION – The Kings School (NSW)
U14 DIVISION – Rotorua Boys High (NZ)
U13 DIVISION – Toowoomba Grammar (QLD)
St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace (QLD)
Winner – St Andrews College (NZ)
Runner Up – The Southport School (QLD)
Winner – Hamilton Boys High (NZ)
Runner Up -Stratford High School (NZ)
U15 Yellow Division
Winner – St Josephs College (QLD)
Runner Up -Shore School (NSW)
U15 Purple Division
Winner – Coomera Crushers (QLD)
Runner Up -Toowoomba Grammar School (QLD)
Winner – The Southport School (QLD)
Runner Up – St Josephs College (QLD)
Winner – South Australian Junior Rugby (SA)
Runner Up – Cavelliers Rugby (NSW)
Winner – Nerang Bulls (QLD)
Runner Up -Poneke Rugby Club (NZ)
RUGBY DIVISION RESULTS
KOOGA SPIRIT AWARDS
Kooga Spirit Awards for each age group
U18: Hastings School (NZ)
U16: Millfield (UK)
U15: Hale School
U14: Scots College (NSW)
U13: South Australian Rugby Union (SA)
Joint Winners – Shore School (Syd) St Ignatius College (Syd) Joint Winners – Stratford High School (NZ) Hutt International Boys School (NZ) Winner – Shore School 2nd XV Runner Up – St Ignatius col 2nd XV Winner – Hamilton boys High School (NZ) Winner – Anglican Church Grammar (QLD) Winner – NSW Country ( NSW) Winner – Anglican Church Grammar (Bris)
Runner Up – Scots College (NSW)
Runner Up – Shore School ( NSW)
Runner Up – Anglican Church Grammar School (QLD)
Runner Up – All Saints Anglican (Gold Coast)
Joint Winners – Shore School (Syd) St Ignatius College (Syd)
Joint Winners – Stratford High School (NZ) Hutt International Boys School (NZ)
Winner – Shore School 2nd XV Runner Up – St Ignatius col 2nd XV
Winner – Hamilton boys High School (NZ)
Winner – Anglican Church Grammar (QLD)
Winner – NSW Country ( NSW)
Winner – Anglican Church Grammar (Bris)
U18: Napier Boys High School (NZ)
U16: Scots College (SYD)
U15: King School ( SYD)
U14: NSW Country (NSW)
U13: All Saints Anglican Sch (QLD)
RUGBY DIVISION AWARDS
Winner – Gold Coast Academy (QLD) Runner Up – NSW Country U17
Winner – Toowoomba Grammar (QLD) Runner Up – Waihi College (NZ)
Winner – Scots College (NSW)
Runner Up – Gold Coast Academy (QLD)
Winner – Shore School ( NSW)
Runner Up – South Coast Schools (QLD)
Winner – NSW Country U14 ( NSW)
Runner Up – Cranbrook School (NSW)
Winner – Scots College (NSW)
Runner Up – Keri Keri Rugby Club (Gold Coast)
KOOGA SPIRIT AWARDS
U18: Waihi College (NZ)
U16: Corpus Christi College (WA)
U15: Sydney Boys High ( SYD)
U14: The Armidale School (NSW)
REGISTER YOUR TEAM – OBLIGATION FREE QUOTE
For interested groups from regional Queensland, interstate and overseas, click through the Step by Step details below and then click the BOOK NOW button to complete and submit your registration.
LOCAL TEAM APPLICATION FORM
For teams participating in less than the full Gold Coast Rugby Carnival Week
“Local” teams from the Gold Coast and nearby districts who require neither accommodation nor transport can participate in the event for as little as $10.00 pp for each match day with a max cost of $30 pp for teams participating in all 4 match days.
For GC and near GC teams unable to participate in all 4 match days but wanting to participate in the TENS Day and /or GRADING MATC DAY 1, it is best and more simple to complete and submit THIS APPLICATION FORM
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.
REGISTER ONLINE – OBLIGATION FREE DRAFT ITINERARY, INCLUSIONS AND COSTING 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. AIRLINE DEPOSIT A non refundable “airline deposit” of AUD $100 per person is required to secure seats on your quoted flight and secure pricing. For full details of the payment schedule, the refund policy and other necessary information please click here
Fill in your obligation free application forms for the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival. ONLINE – Our Online Registration Form is now available click here to go to form
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.
REGISTER ONLINE – OBLIGATION FREE
DRAFT ITINERARY, INCLUSIONS AND COSTING
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.
AIRLINE DEPOSIT A non refundable “airline deposit” of AUD $100 per person is required to secure seats on your quoted flight and secure pricing.
For full details of the payment schedule, the refund policy and other necessary information please click here
GOLD COAST OFFICE
Address: 36 Young St, Mount Tamborine, Q 4272, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 54372511 / +61 7 55646256
Fax: +61 7 54372911
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
Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.