Touch Rugby Update
Semi-final 1: Wizards 6 Vets 3
Semi-final 2: Exiles 2 Cougars 0
3rd/4th Play-off: Vets 4 Cougars 0
FINAL: WIZARDS 7 EXILES 1
THE RIGHT-HAND WIZARDS ARE TOUCH CHAMPIONS 2010
2010 TOUCH PLAY-OFF matches 28/07/2010
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League as at 21 July
Fixtures for 28 July:
Semi-Final 1: Wizards v Vets
Semi FInal 2: Exiles v Cougars
Semi-final losers play for 3rd/4th Place, Semi-final winners play the Final.
Presentations afterwards in the Clubhouse.
|Final League Positons (21 July) Results
2010 TOUCH LEAGUE matches 21/07/2010
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Medway Exiles Box Clever for Victory
Medway Exiles competed in the first ever Harlequinns Touch Rugby Tournament yesterday, we left sunny Medway mid morning, in two cars & a train & headed off to a little Middlesex town you may have heard of called Twickenham.
All prepped & ready to start, the team talk was delivered by Eddie and the cheerleading led by Rob Longstaff (who can out-dance any Quinns cheerleader) and what a great start it was.
Exiles won their all their games in the group stage conceeding only one try, to make through to the semi's.
At this point we confirmed that if we won we would be awarded not only with the joy & accolade of victory, but also get to watch the following Quinns v Crusaders match from an executive box!
Spurred on by this information, during the semi's the demure Miss Vik decided that the box was definately worth a well placed tackle on an opposing players tackle - the poor lad may never father children.....
And so to the final
The game flew past in a blur with some fantastic defence by the Exiles, the whole team played fantastically and triumphed 3 tries to nil -with special mention to Mr Ellis & Ringer Rumsey!
After booting the U15's youths out of the ladies changing room the clean & shiny ladies met up with the men who could only manage a festival wash (baby wipes) or shower in a can (a quick squirt of deoderant) and headed off to our box to enjoy the game!
We all enjoyed the Quinns games, but some were a little disappointed by the looks, effort & skill of the Quinns cheerleaders. The ladies decided which player had the most attractive derriere and much frivolity continued until it was time for the one of the elders to depart with the youths, but he left us with a lingering memory. The rest of the team decided to check out some of the hospitality equipment, before heading off to The Cabbage Patch Public House for a little more refreshment.
This teams after party continued as the evening wore on, much fun was had by all* and we now look back fondly on our successful day and forward to the next challenge........
*to protect the innocent these details cannot be revealed here.
Launch Day Results
THE PRETTY RECKLESS
1st round games
MEDWAY EXILES. 4….VETS.1
OLD TOUCHONIANS.2…. BABA`S.0
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD.4…. RECONSTITUTED LAMB.COM.0
THE PRETTY RECKLESS.4….CHEESEY CHAMPIONS.0
2nd round games
VETS.3…. OLD TOUCHONIANS.0
RECONSTITUTED LAMB.COM.2…. THE PRETTY RECKLESS.1
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD.8…. CHEESEY CHAMPIONS.2
3rd round games
OLD TOUCHONIANS.1…. MEDWAY EXILES.8
THE PRETTY RECKLESS.2…. DEVELOPMENT SQUAD.5
CHEESEY CHAMPIONS.2…. RECONSTITUTED LAMB.COM.4
Launch Day semi final
VETS.1…. DEVELOPMENT SQUAD.4
MEDWAY EXILES.3…. THE PRETTY RECKLESS.1
RECONSTITUTED LAMB.COM.3… OLD TOUCHONIANS.2
Launch Day Final
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD.3…. MEDWAY EXILES.1
Launch Day 2010
Despite an unseasonable day in May over 100 people turned up to witness the launch day of MEDWAY “touch” RUGBY CLUB.
Now in its 3rd season, 8 teams took part in one of the most up and coming sports in the UK.
The launch Day sees the official opening of Touch Rugby being played at Medway Rugby club, Priestfields Rochester.
Three teams of mixed sexes and ability participated in the group stages of the competition.
The Pretty Reckless, Old Touchonians and Medway Exiles.
Old Touchonians narrowly losing to Lamb Reconstituted.com. A team made up from former and serving members of HM forces. Met each other in the armoured plate final. With our helpful heroes winning 3-2.
Medway Exiles unbeaten throughout the group stages played host to the Development Squad in the Launch Day final.
The Development Squad, (fresh from last months display against Bath at Twickenham), came out all guns blazing scoring two quick touch downs which left the Exiles chasing much of the game. Although they managed to reply late on, the Dev. Sq. scored again and became Launch Day Champions.
The Pretty Reckless. Had a tall order if they were to qualify from the group stages. However they got off to a thumping start melting the Cheesy Champions in their very first game together. Winning 4-0.
Their celebrations were short lived losing to the plate winners and the overall competition winners in their next two games.
For the Cheesy Champs its not the winning but the taken part. They proved worthy opposition in the group stages but too many holes, not enough body and lack of maturity saw them being put through the cheddar reaching their sell by date early.
For the Vets. They will be happy with their performance. Once the wrinkles were ironed out and their bags emptied, the Vets relied on the home help of the youth section to prop them up, change their dentures and make it to the semis.
For the next few weeks touch rugby will be played every Wednesday evening from 7pm at Medway Rugby club. The Pro Touch and Semi Pro Touch Leagues start 2nd June and will last for 8 weeks. If the Launch day is anything to go by we are all infor a treat and a lot fun!
Touch on Wednesdays
Due to the ever increasing amount players playing Touch Rugby at Priestfields, we have decided to make our Wednesday nights a bit more structured.
This was due to take place after Launch Day 2010.
This time last year we had approx. 20 plus playing Touch Rugby. Since Our return to Priestfields last month, we have been averaging between 60 and 70 people on Wednesday nights.
In order for you to get the maximum enjoyment of playing Touch Rugby at MEDWAY “ touch” RUGBY CLUB we will set up three pitches,
Pro Touch, Semi Pro Touch, and Social Touch.
Social Touch is aimed at individuals who have little or no experience playing Touch Rugby.
Pro pitch and Semi Pro Pitch will consist of having three teams. 2 on 1 off. The team currently sitting out will provide a referee.
This is a great opportunity for the Level 1 and 2 refs amongst us to blow away some cob webs.
Only you can decide on which level of Touch Rugby you can play.
And yes the sun always shines on Touch Wednesday
Application forms now available
Get your Membership forms and Team Application forms here!
"Launch Day" Festival
Team Application Form
BEXLEY TOUCH RUGBY 2010
Free Touch Rugby Referee Training
Want to keep fit over the summer, meet up with your mates, referee some touch and earn some beer tokens in the process?
On Tuesday 30th March – Bexley Council are running a free training session to tutor match officials prior to running a Winter and Summer series and several one off touch rugby events. The session will be at...
Sidcup Sports Club,
Kent DA14 6RA
Starting at 19:00 hrs (for 2 hours max)
The first touch event is planned for Wed 28th April 2010.
To find out more & indicate interest, contact Chris Jones (email@example.com).
The first Medway Touch Rugby training session at Priestfields for 2010 took place on 24th March under the floodlights. Once again someone seems to have told the weatherman that touch is back home, as we started the season in a balmy 14 degrees with just a gentle cooling light breeze.
It was a fantastic start , with around 50 attendees - which were split into 6 teams enabling 3 games on the go for most of the night.
The mix of players was as diverse as it could be, from die hard players that had played through the winter, team members from last season and some very welcome new faces.
There were some interesting moves on display, special mentions to Jason "Big Bum" Russell, Jane "Did you see me run?" Wadhams & Socks "I got past Tony" Cheeseman all had a memorable evening.
We're going to do it all again next Wednesday, so come along for a run out, same time - same place, only this time it will still be light - thanks to the clocks going forward this weekend!
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
Full rules and other information
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.
Medway’s premier touch rugby club returns to its roots on March 24th
On March 24th 2010 Medway “Touch” Rugby Club returns to Priestfields for the build up to the 2010 season.
From 7pm till 9pm the club will be running friendly touch practice and matches. Emphasis will be on learning by playing rather than boring drill sessions and will be completely free for everyone.
All you need is appropriate clothing and boots, and a sense of humour. For those who can’t wait that long, winter touch is continuing on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm at Thomas Aveling School. Everyone is welcome.
For more info see the message board or contact Phil Mathe or Eddie Baldwin on firstname.lastname@example.org
PRO and SEMI-PRO Touch Rugby Leagues are coming to you this summer! LAUNCH DATE 8 May 2010. More details soon.