At RugbySpy, we had such a fantastic tournament at our new home in 2018, that it was decided immediately that we’d be back there for 2019! The 18-month-old, purpose-built sporting facility, is head and shoulders above anything else on the island and is absolutely perfect for 10s rugby. A heap of changing rooms, complete with toilet and shower facilities are available, along with a floodlit pitch, dedicated medical room, a World Rugby recommended sized pitch and bags of outdoor space pitch side to enjoy the summer sunshine. But don’t take our word for it, take the tour…
We’re lucky enough to have a fantastic RugbySpy family of medics, referees and team liaisons join us year on year, all of whom are highly qualified, highly skilled and highly friendly. We’ve also got plenty of multi-lingual staff on site so wherever you’re joining us from, language doesn’t have to be a barrier.
To help you relax between games, we’ll be kitting out our large player village again. Packed with shady spots, lounging areas, patches for your physios to set up camp, and some jacuzzis
We don’t need to tell you that Ibiza is a world-famous destination for sun, sea, sand and clubbing, but here are a few things you may not know about our beloved White Isle:
- Ibiza is a bona fide UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Wham’s video for “Club Tropicana” was filmed at Pike’s on the island, which was also Freddie Mercury’s favourite haunt.
- The correct pronunciation of the island’s name is “Evissa”.
- Ibiza attracts nearly six million tourists per year, and Ibiza airport handles more than 57,000 flights per year.
- Ibiza has the world’s biggest nightclub, Privilege, which holds up to 11,000 punters. However, the super club began life as a community swimming pool.
- According to legend, Nostradamus predicted that due to the unique winds around the island, Ibiza could be the only place to survive an impending nuclear holocaust…Good to know!
- The settlers who originally founded Ibiza dedicated it to Bes – the God of Music and Dance, not the one from the Happy Mondays.
As well as the nightlife hotspots that Ibiza has become famous for, the island is also blessed with areas of unspoiled natural beauty, traditional charm, and of course, absolutely breath-taking beaches. For a quieter time away from the pitch, Ibiza town is chock full of history and culture, while across the rest of the island you’ll be met with beautiful views of lush greenery and traditional architecture. Ibiza really is the island that has it all.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the RugbySpy Ibiza 10s! It’s a brilliantly organised event with great staff that make Ibiza a home away from home for the weekend. The standard of rugby is good, and the setting is obviously a huge draw too. I’d highly recommend it to any team, whether social team looking for a bit of a getaway, or a touring elite team on the summer circuit.
-- Chester Williams – Springboks Legend & 1995 World Cup Winner
The Ibiza 10’s encompasses everything that it should; good rugby on the pitch, quality infrastructure and great entertainment off the pitch. All wrapped up with warm weather and the surroundings of Ibiza. On top of this, there are rugby values galore on show. I have been involved with Rugby Spy Ibiza 10’s for a few years now and have seen the tournament grow and would highly recommend it for any club looking for a summer tour destination for women’s, men’s or vets team. Or even if you fancy a few days in the sun watching some rugby without putting your boots on it is still the destination for you. Run by rugby people for rugby people
-- Catherine Spencer – Ex-England Captain
Having met the RugbySpy crew at a rugby event a few years ago now, it was clear from the get go that the Teams vision was one a forward could definitely engage with…10s in the Sunshine….a format of rugby that still provides the opportunity to scrum and occasionally ruck…!!
The tournament has been hosted at other venues in Ibiza but the new venue is a step up and clearly shows the intent of the tournaments direction and the rugby level it is looking to attract. Serious stuff on the pitch but this is knitted together nicely with a number of bars, food outlets and places to chill-out so the Social element has been well and truly catered for. So while the teams prepare for a tough day of rugby they can look forward to a hard earned beverage and a hot tub when the final whistle blows and the sun sets across the pitch. There’s the odd after-party too so all in all a pretty decent tour weekend!
I had a fantastic time this Summer and very much looking forward to heading back out next year.
-- Claire Purdy – England and Wasps player & 2014 World Cup Winner
I love coming to Ibiza for the tournament. The atmosphere and the level of play are both outstanding. I do love that RugbySpy are trying to keep the family friendly rugby aspect of it which is why we kept coming back. The whole Rugbyspy staff were extremely hospitable and warm towards everyone. Every year the tournament has seemed to have gotten better and I cannot wait to come again.
-- Thomas Reyes – Renegade Rugby
Rugby is played all over the world on all continents in all temperatures and by all grades of player.
Competition might be international; national, regional or local.
There is Schools rugby; youth rugby and veteran’s rugby
There is men’s rugby and ladies rugby.
The joy of Ibiza is that you get all of this in one place at one time - and what a place………..
From a referee’s perspective -we love Ibiza: good competition; good pitches; fantastic weather; great company –and an après party to die for…….
I hope to see you there!
-- Nick Cousins - President, London Society of Rugby Football Union Referees