Following a statement from the Rugby Football Union that the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has approved a plan for the return of grassroots rugby in England, and that the next phase involves "enabling two teams of up to 10 players" to play on a non-contact basis “in their own club environment” during August, play will resume at Stagholt from Sunday 16th August.
Read article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/53704607
Stagholt Touch Rugby has its origins in 2003, when a bunch of rugby die-hards got together for a game of touch rugby to celebrate England’s victory in the Rugby World Cup. Having played the 15 a side game and missing the camaraderie, fitness and sheer fun of throwing a ball around – they decided to play on a regular basis. With typical tongue in cheek rugby humour they called themselves “The Dodderers”!
However the club has now grown to include members of all ages – from teenagers - to current 15s players – to ex-players. Also, being non-contact means men and women can play together – so we are very much an open, mixed club - many daughters, wives and partners have played over the years! The one thing we all have in common is a competitive spirit, a love of rugby and a sense of humour – in other words we’re just “big kids” at heart!
We welcome new members - even if you have never played rugby - if you can run, catch and pass you can play! Just turn up at 8 a.m. any Sunday morning for a “taster” session and you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. We have a saying “we never close” - whatever the weather - reflected in our motto “Conservare Contagio” (which means “Keep on Touching”!).
For details of how to find us – see under “Location”. Come and join in the fun – enthusiasm is more important than ability! You will need studded footwear (boots with moulded plastic studs are fine) and a sense of humour!
Stagholt Touch Rugby formerly known as the "Dodderers" has it's origins in 2003 in celebration of England's Rugby World Cup victory.
Touch Rugby is a fast, skilful “evasion” game using the handling skills of rugby – but without the tackling! It is not the same as “Tag Rugby” which is a game used to introduce rugby to children. “Touch” (as it is called “down under”) is an established sport in its own right, with a European Championship and a World Cup every 4 years. It is governed by the Federation of International Touch, and each country has its own governing body – e.g. In2touch, England Touch and Wales Touch.
Check out the videos on our YouTube Channel HERE to see what it is all about!
Disclaimer: Though Touch Rugby is a non-contact sport – all participants take part at their own risk. Stagholt Touch Rugby cannot accept any responsibility for injuries incurred while taking part.
We have a saying “we never close” - whatever the weather - reflected in our motto “Conservare Contagio” (which means “Keep on Touching”).
GET INVOLVED, COME AND PLAY TOUCH RUGBY!
JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY at 8:00 a.m. at Laburnum Park, Laburnum Walk, off Regent Street, Stonehouse GL10 2NR.
We meet every Sunday morning at 8:00am at Laburnum Park, Laburnum Walk, off Regent Street, Stonehouse GL10 2NR.
For those with SatNav the post code is GL10 2NR.