Northampton Saints Community team is launching a new Walking Rugby programme by holding a free-to-attend taster session.
Saints’ High-Performance Centre (HPC), which is on site at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens, is hosting the taster session on Thursday 30 November.
The walking rugby session begins at 6pm and will include a warmup, followed by coaching and some games. Participants can enjoy free refreshments before (5.30-6pm) and afterwards (7-7.30pm) in the Captain’s Bar.
“Walking Rugby offers a brilliant opportunity for people to reconnect with rugby, or even participate in the sport for the first time,” said Molly Payne from Saints’ Community team. “It is simple and easy to get started, and is proving extremely popular up and down the country.
“There’s numerous health benefits to playing Walking Rugby as well as the social side of meeting new people and making new friends.”Molly Payne, Northampton Saints Community
Walking Rugby is generally played by people aged 50 and over, but is open to all. It is suitable for ex-players who want to get back involved in the sport, as well as those who are new to rugby. Those who are coming back from injuries can join in, as well as those with disabilities.
There’s no tackling involved, instead a touch on the armpit or below will do. There’s also no need to bend down to ground the ball, with tries scored by walking over the tryline with the ball in hand.
If the taster session proves popular, weekly sessions will be held at the HPC moving forward. The first taster session will be free of charge – afterwards, each session will cost £7.50.
To book your place, please CLICK HERE and use the discount code TASTERWR to participate for free!