U11-U14 Touch Rugby comes to ORRFC

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Published: 23 January 2023

This Article was Written by: Kate Birinder-Ross


Following the successes of those over 14s playing touch (non-contact) rugby at ORs, we are delighted to offer Touch Rugby to more junior players.

Touch Rugby may suit those who are not keen on full contact or players who want to supplement their training with a format that improves skills like passing, timing, defensive lines and support running. Touch rugby has proven to be hugely successful at Old Reigatian with three Under 18 girls representing England last year in European Championships (2 won gold, 1 silver) and twelve U18 boys and girls selected to take part in elite training and selection for the England squad. Our aged group coaches have commented on how their players’ skills have improved when they attend Touch on a Monday night.

Touch is played in small teams (preferably 6-a-side) on a half sized pitch. A player is “tackled” by being touched when in possession of the ball they place the ball on the ground, step-over and play continues (like rugby league without the big tackles) If they havent scored after 6 touches, possession goes to the other team. It’s that simple. And that means it’s suitable for all levels, beginners to experienced players and can be played mixed (boys and girls).

We will begin regular weekly sessions for those in U11-U14 age groups at the club on Monday 6th February from 6:30-7:30pm and depending on popularity may create further sessions on a Sunday or other night.

If you are keen, please join the Spond app using Group Code BURSGF or via link https://group.spond.com/BURSG please join the group if you wish to play but cannot make the Monday session, so we can look at other days/times. If you want to know more first, please contact our Chair of Touch / non-contact Rugby Lee Hodges (07789 753170 / email: scotsdiver@gmail.com).


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