Four huge junior rugby festivals

NZ & France


September & April

Ages 7-13

Global Games brings junior sporting communities together, creating skills development, personal growth and cultural exchange opportunities for athletes aged 7-14. 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 Educational Tours is the exclusive travel provider for the popular annual NZ Junior Rugby Festivals in Taupō and Queenstown as well as the French festivals in Lille and Bordeaux. We make your team trip-planning easy, arranging everything from transport and accommodation to meals and team-building activities.

Entries for 2020 are open now so get in touch to secure your team's spot.

A Strong touring partnership

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

-Tyrone Campbell, Global Games Founder & Events Director

Taupō Festival

17th-20th September 2020

Owen Delaney Park, Taupō

Grades: U9/39kg, U10/43kg, U11/49kg, U12/54kg, U12/55kg (girls), U12/59kg (2 players up to 70kg), U13/64kg, U13/73kg (1 player open weight)

Queenstown Festival

25th-27th September 2020

Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Grades: U10/43kg, U11/49kg, U12/57kg, U13/68kg

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Accommodation Partner

Wherever possible our Queenstown guests stay at Pinewood Lodge just a short walk from town. Pinewood offers a range of quality houses, cabins, studios, private rooms and shared rooms to suit all group requirements.

North Festival Lille

3 May, 2020

Le Stadium, Villeneuve d'Ascq

U8, U10, U12, U14

Bordeaux Festival

TBA - end of April/Beginning of May 2021

Stade d'Ornon & Le Clos du Vivier at Gradignan

Grades: U12, U14

Papatoetoe Ravens off to europe

The Papatoetoe Ravens rugby team from South Auckland, New Zealand are off to Europe in 2020 for the Osprey's Challenge Rugby Festival in Wales and the Global Games Rugby Festival in Lille, France.

This is set to be the trip of a lifetime for these young players and we are proud to be part of making that happen.

Global Games Sample Itineraries

See what your team could be getting up to during the next Global Games Tournament!

Boys playing rugby at Global Games New Zealand

New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival Taupō

New Zealand’s biggest junior rugby event attracts over 100 teams annually from around the world. Hosted in beautiful Taupō, this is a must do event!

Global Games rugby sports tour

New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival Queenstown

As the exclusive travel partners of the Global Games Junior Rugby Festival, we can get your team to this fantastic event in stunning Queenstown, New Zealand.

An attempted tackle between two school boys' rugby teams at the Welsh Osprey's Challenge event

France & Wales Global Games & Ospreys Challenge

Take your team to the next level on this epic Rugby Tour to include Global Games France and the MT Welsh Rugby Festival