Touch Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the country with over 25,000 people playing regularly nationwide.
Touch can be played by all genders, skill and ages alike, making it one of, if not the most inclusive sport in the world. While it is most commonly thought of as a ‘warm up’ game for Rugby, Touch has its own governing body as well as a World Cup and has now established itself firmly both here in the UK as a sport and across Europe in its own right.
2018 will see England host the European Touch Championships, and 18 countries have confirmed their participation, more countries than compete in the Rugby World Cup!
England Touch is currently working on getting more younger players involved in the sport starting at the basic level and going all the way through to international representation. There are several pathways that aids this progression, from schools programmes through to club competitions and regional representative teams.
Junior Touch League
Manchester Chargers and Fully Charged Events are proud to announce a new league for 2018 that is solely aimed at Juniors aged 11 – 16.
On Wednesday afternoons for six weeks between May 2nd and June 6th there will be a league format for 11-16 year old teams for boys and girls. Unlike other forms of Rugby, Touch can be played by all ages, so these teams are open to all players aged 16 and under, not just the one age group.
2018 Team Entries – Now Open
Date: 2nd May – 6th June
Entry Fee: We have set an entry price at just £150 (just £2.50 per player, per week for a team of 10).
Venue: Burnage RFC (Varley Park, Battersea Rd, Stockport SK4 3EA)
Divisions: Mixed Teams.
Enter Your Team Now: Click here
This league will aid the development of younger players and can further the progression of those who take part from school. The league will offer qualified coaches and referees who will help players out by offering tips in the game to further their progression.
Individuals – Looking for a team
Individuals are also very welcome to enter and we can find you a team to play in for the season.
If you don’t have a team, then NO PROBLEM as we are always happy to to put individuals into a ‘Barbarians’ team. All you need to do is to fill in this form and we will get you up and running in no time!
The League is designed to develop young players and allow them to develop in a safe environment. For those interested this is a great beginning to the Regional and National Selection pathways.