Play Touch RL
What is Play Touch Rugby League?
Touch Rugby League is a fast moving minimal contact evasive game that is played throughout the world by men & women of all ages and skill levels.
Touch Rugby League is suitable for both beginners and experienced players. You can play in either men’s, women’s or mixed divisions. It is a minimal contact recreational sport that is about playing the game on the field and also the social atmosphere afterwards.
Here... are a few reasons why you should get involved…
• Touch is a great way of meeting people or involving partners or friends
• Touch is a minimal contact sport so is almost completely injury free
• It is a fun, easy and active way of keeping fit
• It is a very social sport, and a great way of team building
If you would like any more information on Play Touch Rugby League please contact Ken Stone: email@example.com
New RFL Touch Initiative
A new scheme, which encourages more people to play Touch Rugby League and at the same time offers clubs a way of generating income, has been trialled successfully in various parts of the country.
The Play Touch Rugby League team have been piloting the new RFL Touch offer with clubs in the North West, Yorkshire and the South East. Ken Stone, Play Touch Activator for London and the South, has been working closely with the Guildford Giants in Surrey. They have been running a social competitive league at Shalford Park on Tuesday evenings which has proved successful for the participants and lucrative for the club.
“It’s been a great opportunity for Guildford Giants to generate a sustainable income through our new licence model,” said Ken. “Our vision of getting new participants playing Rugby League in every major town in the country is a little step closer.
“The new approach has made it easier and more enjoyable for participants, with 57 turning up here every week to play the game. For the Giants it’s enabled them to offer the best experience for new participants as well as generating an income which has been invested back into the club.”
Richard Ingle of Guildford Giants, who has been piloting the scheme said: "Guildford Giants see touch as a great way to introduce new players to the sport and allow those who don't wish to play contact sports the chance to get involved. The RFL are providing a sustainable model. Their starter pack details all you need to know with suggestions and for a minimal licence fee they provide the necessary equipment.
“It has meant we only needed to have a venue and get players along rather than having to invest a huge amount of time and resources. Their willingness to talk through ideas and help the league succeed is also a big bonus."
The new Play Touch Rugby League offer will soon be available for Super League, Championship and community clubs, as well as leisure centres and other organisations who wish to generate an income playing rugby league and getting people active each week. For more information, please contact Ken Stone on firstname.lastname@example.org . If you are interested in playing touch Rugby League please visit www.playtouchrugbyleague.co.uk.