Chris Mapletoft Festival of Rugby 2022

This year’s Chris Mapletoft Festival of Rugby will take place at the School on Saturday 3 September.  Now in its ninth year, the festival is held in celebration of the life of Chris Mapletoft OH (2013) and we’d love you to join us, be that as a player or spectator.

The day will begin at 12.00pm with the Alumni Sevens Touch Rugby tournament, followed by the Mapletoft XVs vs Recent Leavers XVs at 2.00pm.

Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon with the presentation of the Cups taking place in the Sports Pavilion at 4.00pm.

If you’d like to take part as a player and/or spectator, please read the following information before completing the sign-up form.

Mapletoft XVs

The Mapletoft team will be co-captained by two of Chris’ former year group.  We’d like to include players from his year and the subsequent decade.  This team is open to alumni who played alongside Chris at Hampton or anyone from OH (2014) onwards, not at university and still actively playing rugby or keen on getting back into playing (even if it’s only for one game!).

Recent Leavers XVs (alumni currently at university)

The Recent Leavers XVs will be for players still at university for the 2022/23 academic year.  However, anyone who is currently at university is welcome to sign up to join this team.

Sevens Touch Tournament

As well as the opportunity to play the 15-a-side game, there is also an option to play in the Sevens Touch tournament. You can sign up a whole group if you want to captain and recruit a team to play, or sign up individually to play in one of the other teams we will assemble closer to the time. These teams will be assembled according to roughly similar year groups, so people can play alongside their former school peers.  A team will comprise of eight players (seven for the team and one substitute).  If you are signing up a team, we will email you nearer to the event for the names of your team members, or you can complete these details when signing up.  (Please note, there is a cap on the number of teams taking part in the Touch tournament, so sign-ups will be managed on a first-come first-served basis).


If you’re planning on supporting the festival as a spectator, please do sign up below.  This will help us plan numbers for catering purposes.

This is a free event for participants and spectators.  In lieu of an event fee, if you would like to help fund more free places at Hampton, you can make a donation to the Fitzwygram Foundation.  Simply add the donation amount at the bottom of the registration form and you will be taken through to the donation payment page.

If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact the Alumni Office on

We look forward to welcoming you on 3 September.