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In2Touch Sunday autumn league wraps up

This past Sunday saw the penultimate In2Touch league of the year ended on a high on the pitches and in the pub, with the winning teams celebrating in style.

 
 

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With four separate divisions in this year’s autumn touch league, each and every team had an opportunity to play against teams at the same level as themselves. This made each division very competitive. There was one men’s and ladies division each and two mixed divisions.

The league ran for the normal eight weeks, which allowed the teams to play in six pool games, and then the final two weeks saw all the play-off games, semi-finals, and the finals in the last week.

What was surprising was the fact that the weather for the entire tournament was absolutely amazing. Not one week went by that saw rain. In fact the first six weeks of the league produced blue skies and a light breeze to keep the players cool.

Many of the teams expressed on a few occasions how the league had exceeded their expectations, from organisation, quality of fields, the number of teams and the level of touch being played.

During this autumn league the O2Touch taster sessions where run simultaneously. This gave those individuals participating in the taster sessions a chance to see how touch is played, the variety of players participating, and the social aspect of the game.

What has been amazing to see is a number of those that attended the taster sessions are now playing in the leagues. They are developing their knowledge of the game, meeting new people and, of course, having a great time.

If you feel like spending a few hours outdoors in one of London’s best commons then come down to Clapham Common. Bring the family and see the sport every generation in the family can get involved with.

The new league started on Sunday the 15 November and runs for four weeks till Sunday 6 December, were all the teams involved have been encouraged to come dressed to impress and show their Christmas spirit.

Games start at 12:00 and will run till about 14:000. The closest tube station is Clapham South on the Northern line.

And don’t forget that the local pub, Gigalum, which is right across the road form the pitches, is where all the teams head to after their games to enjoy a hot plate of fries and a pint to reminisce on the day’s play.

 
 

 
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