Last weekend, the Lisbon University Stadium was buzzing with excitement as the 15th edition of Dove Men+Care Portugal Rugby Youth Festival took place. This was a two-day event that saw 95 teams and 2800 athletes gather to compete in 300 matches, spread out across seven pitches.
The Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is a popular annual rugby tournament that has been held in Lisbon since 2009. It is one of the largest youth rugby events in Europe, attracting teams from all over the world to compete in a friendly, competitive atmosphere. In this article, we'll take a look at the history of the festival, from its humble beginnings to its current status as a major international sporting event.
The 2023 edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival is a very special one: we are celebrating our 15th anniversary! So those who are coming to Estádio Universitário de Lisboa on April 1 & 2 may expect a truly memorable sports event.
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This past April 9-10, one of our major yearly events took place: the Dove Men+Care Portugal Rugby Youth Festival (PRYF), the undisputed greatest youth rugby tournament in Europe, with teams (clubs, schools, and academies) from all over the world travelling to compete in the welcoming city of Lisbon.
The 14th Edition of the greatest youth rugby tournament is just around the corner!
This year, nearly 100 teams will compete in hundreds of matches until we find our champions on the Sunday finals!
But for now, here are Saturday's pool stage matches:
What a great event!
In total, there were more than 130 rugby matches in the 13th edition of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, played in five fields at the Lisbon University Stadium. For António Cunha, Move Sports' CEO and the event's director, “this was a very important edition of PRYF, which we have been organising for 13 consecutive years. Having a full-fledged PRYF is very positive for Portuguese rugby and paves the way for the return of all international teams in 2022, which presence contributes decisively to raising the level of our rugby and giving valuable international experience to our young players”.
The Portugal Rugby Youth Festival (PRYF), the greatest youth rugby tournament in Europe, ended this past Sunday afternoon with all the categories' finals.