Practice starts Tuesday 14th April 2015, League starts 5th May 2015
What is touch rugby?
Touch Rugby is a game that can be played by all ages, sizes and skill levels. The rules are easy to learn and are loosely based on the contact version of rugby. More information can be found at England Touch.
There are various 'how to play' demos at the RFU Touch Rugby website.
If you're looking for more information on the laws of touch rugby, check out the document attached to this page (at the bottom), and also visit this link - Chesham Rugby Club Touch Rugby
Who can play?
Anyone! Teams consisting of ten players (with at least two women) take each other on over a forty minute non-contact game, with six players on the pitch at a time. Players must be over 14 for insurance purposes.
When does it start?
‘Introduction to touch’ sessions will start on Tuesday 15th April from 7pm. The league itself will commence on Tuesday 6th May, and will see fifteen teams playing each other in three leagues.
There will be 3 leagues known as:-
The leagues will have 5 member teams each.
The intention is that each team will play each other team in their league as both a home and away fixture. This means 8 games for each team. Due to the size of the leagues we have also introduced 2 x non match weeks for each team.
This will ensure that the games remain competitive and enjoyable for all.
Where is it played?
At the home of Chesham Stags; the Chiltern Hills Academy. Directions can be found on the location page.
How much will it cost?
Chesham Rugby Club will run the tournament at a cost of £100 per team for an eight week season, this works out at just over £1 per player, per week.
Why should I play?
Because it’s fun! Touch rugby is a great way to keep fit, meet new people and have fun in the sun. Plus; the club provides changing rooms, showers and of course, the bar!
The club will introduce new joiners to the game of touch rugby before finding them a team to play with during the course of the tournament. Games are guaranteed for individuals wishing to give touch rugby a go, and teams are more than welcome to enter themselves in the tournament.
“Last year was our seventh tournament and we saw more people playing than ever before. The tournament was really competitive with fair play and encouragement for youngsters being shown throughout” said Hogg. “We’re hoping to see even more people involved this year, and if you’re over 14 then we’d love to see you give the game a go.”
For any questions please contact the tournament organiser, Moray Hogg: