TOUCH INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE FOR 2010 SEASON
MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB 2010 gets underway on 24th March at Medway RFC.
Entering its third year, MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB will be aiming to build on its success of previous years by introducing The Pro & Semi Pro Leagues.
Teams of a maximum 14 players will go head to head in the new revamped leagues which will give them a chance to play at a level to suit all.
The Pro League; designed to offer the more serious amongst us to play Touch at a competitive stage.
Introducing the Semi Pro League; Those new to Touch Rugby, and those not so new to Touch will have the chance to play a less competitive game if they want to.
However, the words fun and enjoyment will portrait across both leagues making MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY a great way to participate in what is arguably the fastest growing sport in the UK.
In its first season MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB finished third in the Medway Sports Awards after being nominated for best club. With over 200 members its organisers aim was to get as many mums and dads relations etc, who have spent the rugby union season on the side lines cheering their off spring, and get them involved in adult participating sport.
Last year MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB became North Kent Champions in the very first winter festival held in Erith seeing off teams from London and the Kent region.
This year we will be aiming to bring success nationally as MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB enters the National Touch Series (NTS), with events being held as far as Manchester.
Get involved, get signed up.
Application forms are available from the web site www.mrfc.net/touchrugby
Cost is £20 per player for club members. £30 for non members. Ages 18 to 99 Members aged between 13 & 17 years £12, Non members aged between 13 & 17 £20.
Price includes Two playing shirts, Insurance, Registration, and Affiliation to the English Touch Association, the governing body for Touch Rugby in England.
To Join visit www.mrfc.net
MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB 2010 SEASON
Wednesday 24 March to Wednesday 7th April SOCIAL TOUCH
Just turn and play in a fun and informal atmosphere. Don’t know how to? No worries we will teach you the best way to learn is to play.
Wednesday 14th April to 5th May TOUCH SUMMER SEASON
Structurd coaching sessions on offer free of charge for those who want it. Social Touch for those who don’t. We will offer advice and training over the next few weeks for anyone who wants to improve their game.
Referee Workshop for all level ones and above.
A Brief session for our refs on the updates for Touch Rugby.
A refresh on the laws/rules.
Date TBA. A free Touch Refs T shirt issued only on attendance.
Application for teams who wish to participate in the launch day competition taken closing date 5th May. Cost £10 per team.
Saturday 8th May LAUNCH DAY FESTIVAL
Invited teams from across the region will get a chance to compete against Medway’s finest. Details TBA
Mathe`s Mass warm up
The very man who bought Touch Rugby to Medway will put you through your paces.
New to Touch?
Our fully qualified RFU Coaches on hand to show you how its done.
Application for Teams and players who wish to take part in The Pro & Semi Pro Touch Rugby Leagues. Accepted .
This is it folks; can the current champions Alco Pops be toppled?
Will last years dark horse The Colts out gun The Vets?.
Can The Exiles seek sanctuary within the Realms of the Kings?
Will Bens10 be left counting sheep against the Ba Ba`s ?
Want your team in the new weekly match reports then sign up before 26th May.
Bar, hot food, changing room facilities available.
Wednesday 12th May to Wednesday 26th May
For the next three weeks, a chance for teams to iron out those wrinkles, and pit their wits against each other before the leagues start. For the rest of us social touch continues.
Closing date for Application for teams joining the Pro & Semi Pro Leagues
After 26th May 2010 no teams will be allowed to join the leagues after this date.
Individual players may continue to join MEDWAY “touch” RUGBY CLUB and will be able to join the established teams.
Wednesday 2nd June to 21st July The Pro & Semi Pro Touch Leagues.
8 weeks of Pro Touch League
Fun starts 1915hrs every Wednesday at Priestfields
Check out the web and message board for up to date information, scores and fixtures.
Plus special offers in the club house.
Wednesday 28th July MEDWAY“touch”RUGBY CLUB Cup Competition
Just because the league has finished the excitement doesn’t stop there.
This was a big favourite last year
where the Pro league teams met the Semi Pro teams
It was not as straight forward as one might think.!
Don’t book your holidays just yet!
Wednesday 4th August to 6th October Touch Summer Madness
Return of social touch plus a junior touch competition for our younger ones.
Check Message Board for details.
Saturday 9th October End of Season Party and Presentation Night
If last year was anything to go by this should be a night to remember.
Stand by for some of the most bizarre categories you will ever likely to witness.
Venue and times TBA
Wednesday 13th October Autumn/Winter Touch
Farewell Priestfields Hello Tomas Avelin School
No rest for the wicked as MEDWAY “touch” RUGBY CLUB moves to its cave for the dark months. See message board for details.