Get Active with Touch Rugby

FREE touch rugby sessions with Pershore RFC

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2013 07:18pm
Wyre Piddle, Wychavon
By Fizz Bewley
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Pershore RFC is offering anyone over the age of 25 (and no upper age limit) the chance to get fit and have lots of fun playing the increasingly popular, non-contact, ‘touch’ version of rugby. And, for this month, it’s free.

The club is offering men and women six ‘open’ touch rugby training sessions at its riverside grounds in Mill Lane, Wyre Piddle throughout November, thanks to the support of Wychavon DC’s Get Active programme, funded by the National Lottery and Sport England, to encourage adults to get involved in sport.

The free touch rugby sessions, run by qualified coaches, will be held for an hour-and-a-half every Wednesday starting at 7.30pm and Sunday from 10am, throughout November. No experience is necessary to join in. And anyone wanting to register should simply e-mail their name, age and ethnicity to: and then go along to Pershore Rugby Club when one of the sessions is on.

Fizz Bewley, who heads up the Touch Rugby Section at the club says: “There has been such a lot of interest in touch rugby ever since we set up our women’s group and now we have as many men training as women. Some are retired contact players, but others have never played rugby before. And, because it is a non-contact sport, mixed sessions work really well: anyone can play whatever their age. It’s a great way to get fit and if you love running about outdoors and having a lot of fun too, touch rugby is just perfect. So now is the time to give it a go!”

Anyone taking part in the sessions will also get the chance, if they wish, to play in mixed touch rugby tournaments at local O2 Touch Rugby centres and for ladies there is also the Midlands Ladies Touch Rugby League, whose season runs from March to November and has ten women’s clubs taking part. Many players, however, are happy to simply train, improve their fitness and enjoy the friendly, family environment at Pershore Rugby Club., 


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