Here is the answer – the JP Memorial is a two days tournament geared towards U14 teams. This International Rugby Tournament it is a landmark on the Portuguese Youth Rugby calendar.

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International Rugby Tournament – JP Memorial 2020

The JP Memorial is a two days tournament geared towards U14 teams. This tournament honors an extradordinary player, JP, sadly disapeered at the age of 18. Being organized every year, for the past 21 years, this tournament has a great symbolism. The presence of the major Portuguese teams and visitors from all over Europe, makes this international rugby tournament a landmark on the Portuguese Youth Rugby calendar.


Coimbra is situated in the Central Portugal, two hours from Lisbon, one hour from Oporto. Declared Unesco World Heritage since 2012, the City of Coimbra has its own very special mystique, the result of a past full of important events and of the memories of the many thousands of Portuguese who, dispersed around the country or abroad, remember the carefree, easygoing, hopeful years spent here in their youth as students at the University. Coimbra has to offer a all year round perfect weather.

Sports Facilities

This International Rugby Tournament is played in the Coimbra Uni Sports Complex, right in heart of Coimbra city. This sports complex home for the 2018 European Universities Game, provides the best high performance sports facilities.


We have a selection of hostels and three stars hotels located in the centre of Coimbra. Our hostels / hotels are based on bed & breakfast and provide accomodation in twin, double and triple rooms with private facilities.

Host Club

With several domestic titles in its history Academica Rugby is one of the most emblematic Rugby Clubs in Portugal. Passionate about the Sport and its Values, Academica has one of the most beautiful Rugby Houses that you ever see making every minute spent there something unforgettable

International Rugby Tournament Format

1st Phase

12 teams placed on 3 groups each

2nd Phase

4 groups of 3 teams each

2 groups with teams placed 1st and 2nd

2 groups with teams placed 3rd and 4th

3rd Phase



Arrival Day

Transfer from Airport

Hotel Check In

Meet and Greet

Extra Activity

Training Session (optional)

Festival Day 1

9h: Briefing

10h: Start Games

12h30: Lunch

17h: Finish Games

19h: Dinner

21h30: Official Festival Dinner

Festival Day 2

9h: Briefing

10h: Start Games

12h30: Lunch

15h: Finish Games

15h30: Ceremony Award

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Travel Package

Accommodation 3 nights – Hostel or Hotel 3*

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Private Airport Transfers

1 Adventure/Leisure Activity

Tournament Fee

Medical assistance on tournament

Trophies for Winners and Runners Up

24h FireUp Sports Representative assistance during the tour

Feel free to get in touch with us – here – to get a free quote, according to your needs and desires. We really would like to host your team in this International Rugby Tournament.

See you soon!