Ghent Easter Rugby

Mark GardnerBelgium

Ghent at night

Falling over Easter weekend, the Ghent Easter Rugby Festival is a weekend of fun, food and fantastic rugby. Held in the historical city of Ghent, just one hour outside of Brussels, this exciting festival offers teams from U17s through to senior level, the chance to take on opposition from around the world.

Starting on Good Friday, teams are welcomed to the tournament with a Belgian Beer Evening and the chance to meet their potential rivals. The Saturday brings the first of the group matches followed by an all you can eat BBQ and a themed party, all of which is on site at the rugby club.

The last day of the tournament is finals day and sees the best of the tournament battle it out to become champions and the winner is then announced at the prize ceremony. Once everyone is fed and showered at their accommodation the organisers throw one final party in the centre of Ghent to celebrate the weekend.

Who can take part?
The Ghent Easter Rugby Festival is open for teams aged 15 and above, with the following categories open for registration:

  • Boys U17 – 15’s
  • Boys U19 – 15’s
  • Mixed Touch
  • Girls U18 – 7’s
  • Women’s 7’s
  • Men’s 7’s
  • Women’s 10’s
  • Men’s 10’s
    The 2018 Ghent Easter Rugby Festival marks the 30th Anniversary and so promises to deliver something extra special.

    Where to stay in Belgium

    De Draecke Hostel

    Located in the perfect spot on a quiet street in Ghent, the De Draecke Hostel is just half a mile from the stunning city centre. Offering a high standard of accommodation and with facilities including Tv’s, an onsite bar, private bathrooms, a great restaurant and free wi-fi through the property, this hostel is the perfect location for groups on a rugby tour to Belgium.

    There is always something to do near the hostel, the Modern Art Museum and Gravensteen Castle are all within walking distance of the hostel’s front door.

    What to do in Ghent

    • Welcome BBQ
    • Gravensteen Castle
    • Modern Art Museum
    • End of Tour Party
    • Chocolate Tour

    When to visit

    Ghent Easter Rugby is held every year and falls over Easter weekend meaning the spring months of March or April (depending on when Easter falls) are the best times to tour to allow entry into this festival.

    If you are interested in the Ghent Easter Rugby Festival we have just one space remaining for a group who wish to compete in the Women’s, Men’s, U17 or TOuch tournament so please get in touch.