Final 2013 summer touch tournament

Barton under Needwood RUFC

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 04:06pm
Barton-under-Needwood, East Staffordshire
By Dick Titley
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The last of their extremely successful Touch Tournaments will be held at Barton under Needwood Rugby Club  on Saturday 24th August at Holland Park Sports Club in Efflinch lane.

These are purely social and fun events where experienced players accompany those who have either played a little or have never played rugby before in a non contact competition of Touch Rugby. The event is open to Male and female players over the age of 16years and they can either join in on an individual basis or bring along a team.

The last tournament in July included regulars from the Middle Bell Pub in Barton, staff at Branston Gym in Burton on Trent, parents of a local Boys football club as well as mixed teams of parents ands supporters from Barton Rugby Club itself.

The event was a great success and organiser Glyn Bennett said " The last event proved to be an opportunity for people to have a go at rugby without receiving the knocks from the full contact game. It was great fun and a good form of exercise. Since then we have been holding weekly Touch games which have been used as fitness sessions for some as well as pre season training for our local netball team!"

Anyone who wishes to take part should contact Glyn at


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