The Saints Trilogy Touch League is just around the corner and if you are looking to continue playing rugby over the summer, it could be a great way to develop your skills.
Touch rugby has played a major role in developing some of the world’s best Rugby Sevens players, and these players will soon have the opportunity to showcase their deft handling and savvy footwork on the biggest stage of all: the Olympic Games.
Rugby Sevens will make its first appearance at the Olympics this summer when the Games head to Rio and one of Australia’s star players, Charlotte Caslick, says that touch has played a huge role in developing her into a Sevens star.
“All of the general skills that I learnt at touch, such as catch-pass, the speed of the game and general awareness, benefited my rugby,“ says Caslick in this month’s Rugby World.
So if you are a local club team looking to hone their skills and fitness, or a group at work who want to bond in a sporting environment once a week, then sign up for the Saints Trilogy Touch League!
Following an initial seeding week all teams will take part in a round-robin competition, with teams assigned to play others of a similar standard.
Entry is £150 per team, which works out to be £25 per team, per week – cheaper than a gym!
Touch is a minimal contact version of rugby that is suitable for both men and women to play together – don’t be put off by ‘rugby’! – and is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the country. Teams are six-a-side with rolling subs, with the action short and sharp!
An initial £75 non-refundable deposit is required to book your team’s place, needed no later than Friday, May 20th. For more information about the Trilogy Saints Touch League email Euan Walker in the club’s community team – [email protected]
This year’s league is based at Duston Trilogy – CLICK HERE for more information about the available facilities.
If you fancy a taster of the sport then enter into the Northamptonshire Sport Workplace Touch Challenge being held at Northampton Casuals RFC on Wednesday, May 18th. CLICK HERE for more details!