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Ironsides Rugby has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the largest rugby tour ever!

Ironsides Minis have been recognised as Officially Amazing by Guinness World Records for our massive tour to Minehead over the May Bank Holiday weekend - in celebration of Ironsides' 75th anniversary season. 

306 Ironsides players and coaches - making up 28 Teams from U7 to U12 - made the trip to this year’s Tigers’ Challenge Tournament hosted ESF and Butlin’s Minehead. The total number of tourists was 579, made up of 236 players, 70 coaches and 273 other Ironsiders who headed down to the West Country to support them! 


Click here to see the achievement officially recognised on the Guinness World Records website and here to read a case study all about what we have achieved! [CASE STUDY COMING!]


Ironsides Minis Tour Report
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 Leicester Tigers 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 at:
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!
Thank yous:
We would like to say a big thank you to our generous tour sponsors:

- IG - Find out more about how IG can help you meet your investment goals at:

- Big Yellow Self Storage - The UK’s favourite self storage company:

- Close Brothers - Providing financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK:

- CSM Logistics Ltd - Tailored logistic services to companies & individuals across the globe:

- Rampton Baseley - Wandsworth and Battersea's leading independent estate agency:

- Radley Green - Specialist Accounting and Finance recruitment consultancy:

- Potential D Ltd

A massive thank you to all the Ironsiders who were involved in organising the tour and supporting the Guinness World Records attempt. We'd also like to thank the following people for their help with the GuinnessWorld Records attempt:
- Bryan Stevens, Director or Rugby at Minehead Barbarians RFC;
- Martyn Young, Ben Donovan and Russell Young of ESF Events, organisers of the Tigers Challenge;
- Nicole Roberts, Kirstie Trevis and Hannah Hauxwell of Maitland Walker Solicitors; and
- Millie Burke of Radley Green.

Team Photos:














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