From the early 80’s Overton has entertained foreign teams from all corners of Europe, including hosting a Canadian team on tour in the UK.

From 1991 the club decided to hold a bi-annual festival, aptly named ‘FestOval’ which grew to encompass all sections of the club. To ensure the occasion was a bit different, we have always looked to include European rugby teams. We have hosted some fantastic events with teams from Denmark, Holland, France, Belgium, Scotland, Siberia, Romania, Czech Republic and Germany.

Uniquely, all ages of the club are involved in this tournament – from local schools playing Tag Rugby and teams from U7 to U16 plus the senior sides.

The FestOval is not only a major fund-raising event for the club, it has also become a part of the local community calendar, drawing in hundreds of local people over a long weekend of non-stop rugby, live music, big BBQs and events. Touring teams bring friends and family to enjoy the local sights too.

Festoval 2019

The 2019 Festoval will be taking place between May 3rd to May 5th. The itinerary for the weekend is as follows:

Friday 3rd May

5pm - 12pm - Welcome event for all participants, bar open and music to dance the night away!

Saturday 4th May

9am - 12pm - Senior Mens 15 aside tournament with group games taking place

1pm - 5pm - Senior Men’s Knockout tournament

5pm - 6pm - Presentation ceremony

6pm-8pm - Evening meal

8pm Until Late - Time for dancing and beers as we celebrate another successful Festoval!

Sunday 5th May

8am - 10am - Breakfast is served

12pm - 2:30pm - Club Captain XV vs Presidents XV

3pm - 5pm - Teams depart Oddball lane

If you are interested in entering a team then please contact rugbyoverton@gmail.com

Current Confirmed Teams

Overton 1st XV

Overton 1st XV

Reading RFC 3rd XV

Reading RFC 3rd XV

The Inglorious Bustards

The Inglorious Bustards

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Herouvillais RC

Herouvillais RC

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PRevious Winners

1991 - RC Focsani (Romania)

1991 - RC Focsani (Romania)

1993 - Boitsfort RFC (Belgium)

1993 - Boitsfort RFC (Belgium)

1995 -1999 Overton RFC

1995 -1999 Overton RFC

2001 - RFC Neuvic (France)

2001 - RFC Neuvic (France)

2003 - Inverleith RFC (Scotland)

2003 - Inverleith RFC (Scotland)

2017 - CURRENT CHAMPIONS  Herouvillais RC

2017 - CURRENT CHAMPIONS

Herouvillais RC

2005 - Ostrava RC (Czech Republic)

2005 - Ostrava RC (Czech Republic)

2007 - Perrywinkles RFC

2007 - Perrywinkles RFC

2009 - 2015 Overton RFC

2009 - 2015 Overton RFC

PRevious PaRticipants