Pre Season in Cornwall with Travel Places

It may seem strange to be thinking about pre-season already, but as this fantastic start to the 2018/19 schools rugby season has shown, a good pre-season is vital.


The superb attacking rugby and defensive organisation and hunger that we have seen characterize many teams’ efforts this year are forged from hours and years of training throughout your school days. However as a collective, brining together two and sometimes three yeargroups, it is that time spent in pre season that makes all the difference.


It is not just on the field either, it is time spent off the field (often exhausted!) that counts too. Training, competition, and some good quality bonding have long been the hallmarks of a successful pre-season.


With that in mind Travel Places have launched a Pre Season tournament in Cornwall, taking place next summer from the 27th August to the 29th August at Penryn RFC, with U18 and U16 tournaments taking place.


The tournament is a 2 day tournament with a minimum of 5 twenty minute matches, and it will also include plenty of time for training sessions as well as a fun beach touch rugby tournament on the arrival evening.


There will be evening entertainment and the accommodation is walking distance from the club with the beaches of Falmouth in easy reach too.




As well as all the fun and the rugby, the usual essential boxes are ticked too, with doctors from Return2Play and ambulances on site throughout, fully qualified referees, a dedicated Travel Places tour coordinator, 24 hours emergency cover, and two nights of full board University campus accommodation.


Having worked with the likes of Brighton College, Radley College, Sevenoaks, and Wellington College, as well as major sports corporations such as The FA and numerous F1 teams, the quality of the operation and the tournament seems set to be superb and at £255pp, good value.


Proposed Cornwall Pre Season Tour Schedule


Tuesday 27th August 2019


3pm – Arrival

3.30pm – Welcome Brief

4.30pm – Beach Touch Rugby

7.30pm – Pizza & Film Night at University Campus, Penryn


Wednesday 28th August


Breakfast at University Campus

10am – Training

11am to 5.30pm – Tournament Day 1 – Penryn RFC

6.30pm – Dinner at University Campus

7.30pm – Rugby Quiz Night


Thursday 29th August


Breakfast at University Campus

10am to 3pm – Tournament Day 2 – Penryn RFC

3pm – Presentations

3.30pm to 5pm – End of Tournament meal

Return Home


All in all it ought to be a couple of days blending fun and competition to help sides prepare for the upcoming season in the best and most enjoyable fashion possible, and if it means a start to next season to match or even surpass this, then we are all in for a treat!


For more details on the Pre Season Tournament with Travel Places please contact Tim Douglas on or visit the dedicated page on the Travel Places website:





Travel Places is an established, independent sports tour operator, based in West Sussex with over 40 years’ experience. Their extensive client list includes a host of top schools as well as The FA, and numerous Formula 1 teams..


In 2019 they are sending schools on rugby tours to South Africa, France and The Channel Islands.  In addition they have also have a tour to Italy which includes training and playing at the HQ of the Italian Rugby Federation in Milan. Other Rugby Tours are planned in destinations including Georgia, Ireland, Chile and Argentina, Canada, Sri Lanka, Namibia, New Zealand and Australia.

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