Summer Of Touch Back!

Friday 2 May 2014

The Falcons Community Foundation are pleased to announce the details of our Summer of Touch 2014.

Touch is rugby’s answer to five-a-side football – it’s fast, exciting, enjoyable, involves no contact and can be played by both young and old, males and females. Squads are made up of ten players, with six on the field of play at any one time. Touch rugby is such an easy game to play that even if you have never played rugby before you will have no problem picking it up. This year will see sessions ran through out Tyne and Wear to wet the appetite of keen players, players looking for a new team or a team looking a few players to complete their squads. It’s a great way of keeping fit or getting fit while enjoying an evening in the summer sunshine with friends enjoying drinks, socialising, music and a BBQ.

8 Week Summer League @ Kingston Park

• The first two weeks will be seeding weeks, and then the league table will be split into 2 leagues • The last night will be a finals / presentation evening including complimentary food.

Beach Touch Festival @ Tynemouth Longsands

• Beach Touch Tournament at Tynemouth Beach • Music, entertainment and sun!

Business touch sessions

• 6 weeks of touch rugby • Businesses in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland • Free for first 2 weeks £1 thereafter • Can be anywhere from local park to car park any open space • Can be used as team building *Limited spaces

Eight Week Summer League Format this Year

• A team consists of six people • Each team must have a minimum of 2 members of each sex on the pitch at once • The first two weeks of competition will be seeding competitions. Following this, teams will be split into tiered competition for the remaining 6 weeks. • Free taster /coaching session in the build up to the touch league – Either At KP or Your work place • Coaching will be available for any team from Falcons Community Foundation Coaching Staff at a mutually convenient time** • Teams will no longer be provided with T-Shirts as many teams prefer to wear their own branded shirts. Please contact me if you would like contact details of kit providers. • A refereeing course will once again be established for new and existing referees. Anyone who would like to become involved in refereeing please contact gavin.beasley@newcastle-falcons.co.uk . • Finals night will once again be included in the summer league entry fee.

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