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Ironsides Minis celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the club with a massive tour to Minehead over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Attempting to smash the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever rugby tour, 27 Teams from U7 to U12 made the trip to this year’s Tigers’ Challenge Tournament hosted by Butlin’s Minehead. We are waiting for official confirmation from Guinness – but with nearly 600 Ironsiders on tour including 318 players and coaches, we were well ahead of the existing Guinness World Record, held by Ealing RFC!


It was a fantastic weekend of rugby with teams playing a full programme of matches on Saturday and Sunday against teams from across England and Wales. And was amazing to see so many Ironsiders having so much fun in the Somerset Sunshine!

On Saturday evening we were kindly hosted by Minehead Barbarians RFC for a delicious hog roast and party at their clubhouse.

And on Sunday evening all the teams were presented with medals by Harlequins Legend Tom Croft.


You can check out all our team photos below. 

More photos of all the fun on Saturday night at Minehead Barbarians RFC can be viewed here:
A video showing lots of action from the Tour can be viewed here:

A huge thank you to all involved in organising the tour and to Minehead Barbarians RFC for their wonderful hospitality!
Thanks to our sponsors:
We would also like to say a big thank you to our generous tour sponsors.

We are particularly grateful to IG, our main tour sponsor. Find out more about how they can help you meet your investment goals at:
We also like to thank:
- Big Yellow Self Storage Company -
- Close Brothers -
- CSM Logistics Ltd -
- Potential D Ltd

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