The Saints Schools Cup was launched ahead of the 2022/23 season and sees hundreds of schools come together from across the region to compete for the newest piece of silverware.
Aiming to extend Northampton Saints’ offering to local schools and spread the game of rugby further throughout the region, the Saints Schools Cup will see over 1,000 children from 250 schools across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and North Essex compete across ten regional tournaments – before 20 schools meet for Finals Day at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens to decide the inaugural nominated winners, selected for showing outstanding rugby values throughout this schools rugby cup.
The programme will be open to primary school children in Years 5 and 6, and will see local schools compete in a series of tag rugby festivals, showcasing the rugby skills learned in PE lessons – as part of their regular curriculum or Saints’ other popular school programme, Saints in the Schools – while also being introduced to grassroots club rugby.
The Saints Schools Cup not only provides a platform for school children to compete in rugby but also promotes the values of the sport such as teamwork, respect, and discipline. By partnering with grassroots clubs, the tournament will help connect school children with local rugby communities and provide a pathway for those who wish to continue their rugby journey beyond school.
Dates for the Saints Schools Cup in 2024 will be confirmed in due course.
If you’re interested in getting involved in the Saints Schools Cup in 2024, please fill in the form HERE. Entry to the tournament is FREE for schools taking part in Saints in the Schools in 2023/24 – with entries from new schools subject to a small fee*.
For more information on all the school programmes Saints’ Community Team offer, please email [email protected].
*A £25 (+ VAT) non-refundable deposit will be required to secure entry for schools not yet engaged in the Saints in the Schools programme.