A SUMMER of Touch Rugby began in Droitwich last week, writes Neil Gordon.
It started with an introduction to the game’s rules and matches will be played every Thursday for seven weeks, ending on July 19 with a barbecue and awards ceremony.
Players ‘tag’ the ball or each other rather than tackling.
There are 12 teams, including Droitwich 2nd XV, U14s Lads and Dads and the Worcester Warriors Homeless Sixteen. Every team will play each other, culminating in play-offs, depending on the rankings.
Jessica Wheway, a solicitor at Thursfields which is sponsoring the competition, is a keen player of touch rugby and helped organise the event.
She said it was good fun and a great way for people to increase their fitness levels.
“The event will be refereed by England Touch officials to ensure consistency, fair play and enjoyment for everyone.”
The ‘Summer of Touch Rugby’ takes place at the 02 Touch Centre, Droitwich Rugby Club, where the club house will be open for food and drink.
Anyone not involved in the tournament but wishing to take up touch rugby can watch the Droitwich Touch team train on a Tuesday evening between 7pm and 8.30pm.