Why run a sports tournament?

A sports tournament can be a great time to gather people from your local area to enjoy some fun and activity as well as hear a short talk on the gospel message during the event.

What’s in the download?

How to run a sports tournament

A guide to help you plan and run any type of sports tournament. This guide includes information about planning, scheduling, setting rules and when to share something of the gospel message.


How to run a tag rugby tournament

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup, we have a guide to help you run your own tag rugby tournament. This guide includes rules, schedules and other information to help make your event a success.


How to run a multi-sports tournament

Want to put on an event for all types of sportspeople? Run a multi-sport event where everyone gets to play lots of different games. This includes detailed information on multiple different sports and games you can organise as well as the scheduling for a complex event like this.


* New* Celebration of Sport games instructions

A booklet full of instructions about how to play games in a small space like a sports hall and how to run a tournament with them.



Poster and flyer designs are included for you to adapt and use to help you get the word out about your event.

Some ideas of when to run your event

During the summer
How about hosting a multi-sport tournament on a Saturday during the summer?
After a Lions game
You could host a tag rugby tournament after watching one of the Lions games in a local pub.
You can run a sports tournament at any time of year – it’s a great way to reach local sportspeople in your area.