Junior Rugby Tours at Butlin’s Bognor Regis, West Sussex

If you’re looking for an action packed junior rugby tour on the South Coast, then look no further. We’re delighted to be returning to Butlin’s Bognor Regis to stage the 2019 Tigers Challenge.

The Tigers Challenge combines a professionally organised rugby tournament for U7 – U12 Mini and Youth Rugby teams, the superb touring facilities provided at Butlin’s award winning resort in Bognor Regis, and a spectacular celebrity presentation ceremony to close the festival.

The festival is staged at Felpham Community College, which is just 600m from Butlin’s. With 12 quality pitches in one location, there’s an electric atmosphere around the venue throughout the weekend.

Accommodation & Entertainment

With quality accommodation, fantastic facilities and superb entertainment, Butlin’s Bognor Regis is a safe and secure resort that is a fantastic base for our touring teams. After an exciting day at the pitches, Butlin’s has a huge variety of sports and leisure facilities, superb evening entertainment venues and great places to eat and drink.

There’s the sub tropical Splash Waterworld with flumes, wave machines and daredevil rides, Multi-Sports Courts, Aerial Rope Courses with climbing wall and zip wire, Go Kart Track, Ten Pin Bowling, Adventure Golf and much more*. There’s even a Health Spa on resort for all the mums on tour!

When the sun goes down, a buzz of excitement goes around the resort. With shows, discos, tribute acts and live bands performing throughout the weekend in the premier entertainment venues, your team can enjoy the hottest entertainment every night! There are also plenty on venues to relax wth a drink after a great day of action at the pitches.

There’s a range of quality accommodation on resort with half board packages also available. Those who crave a bit of luxury can book into one of Butlin’s superb hotels – the £25million Wave Hotel, the Shoreline Hotel with fantastic sea views, or the Ocean Hotel with its luxurious health spa.

There’s also a wide selection of places to eat and drink on resort. From the South Coast Grill, through to Papa John’s Pizza, Traditional Fish & Chip restaurant, the Beachcomber Inn and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Diner serving the very best burgers in town.*

To reserve your team place at the 2019 Tigers Challenge in Bognor Regis, call ESF Events on 01664 566360.

Dates, Age Groups & Registration Fees

Fri 2nd - Mon 5th April 2019
U7: 4-a-side
U8: 6-a-side
U9: 7-a-side
U10: 8-a-side
U11: 9-a-side
U12: 12-a-side
Team registration fee:
There are no team entry fees to the Tigers Challenge. All costs associated with the festival are included in the accommodation charges. It is a condition of entry to the festival that accommodation for your whole party, including players, family members, coaches and supporters, must be booked through ESF Events.

Accommodation prices

Silver Room

2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£125pp
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Standard Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£135pp
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Silver Apartment

4, 5, 6 & 7 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£147pp
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Gold Apartment

4, 5 & 6 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£159pp
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Seaside Apartments

4, 5 & 6 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019165pp
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Shoreline Hotel Room

3 & 4 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£169pp
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Ocean Hotel Room

2, 4 & 5 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£179pp
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Wave Hotel Room

3, 4, 7 & 8 berth
Fri 12 – Mon 15 April 2019£179pp
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Accommodation prices are per person (£ Inc VAT) for 3 nights accommodation and include ESF Events wristbands and Butlin’s entertainment passes.

Dining plans

Infant 0-1 years

Food CourtFree
Premium RestaurantsFree

Toddler 2-5 years

Food Court£15.75
Premium Restaurants£20.85

Child 6-14 years

Food Court£31.50
Premium Restaurants£41.85

Adult 15 years +

Food Court£62.25
Premium Restaurants£83.25

Half Board Dining Plan prices are per person for the weekend and include evening meal on Friday, breakfast and evening meal on Saturday and Sunday, and breakfast on Monday. The meal times are scheduled so they don’t clash with your fixtures and you’ll save 20% by booking in advance compared to the on Resort cost.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of booking. Click here.
  • All members of your party (players, coaches, parents, supporters etc) must book their accommodation through ESF Events Ltd.
  • Accommodation Prices are per person (Inc. VAT) for 3 nights accommodation.
  • Accommodation grades and sizes of unit listed above are subject to availability.
  • Additional grades of accommodation may be available.
  • Accommodation upgrade options, such as sea views, balconies and patios may be available for an additional charge.
  • Full under-occupancy charges apply if the minimum occupancy is not reached. i.e. if 3 guests book a 4 berth unit of accommodation, they will have to pay for 4 guests.
  • *A moderate charge may apply to some facilities.

Call 01664 566360 to Book Now or click here to email us

ESF Score Centre

View fixtures, schedules and results from the Tigers Challenge on the ESF Score Centre.

Request a Brochure

Complete a brochure request form and we’ll send you a free copy of the Tigers Challenge brochure.

Celebrity Presentations

With dramatic sound and lighting effects, our spectacular presentation ceremonies are the highlight of the of the tour for many of our teams.