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Let the summer touch fun begin

With only days before the beginning of our 2014 April Shootout League, the countdown is on to one of our biggest years of touch on record


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The month of April at Clapham Common will see the return of the ever-popular “April Shootout” league. Shootout leagues were a massive success last year and proved to be a big hit with all players and teams.

Therefore, with such demand we will be running the April Shootout League again this year. The format is quite different from the normal spring and summer touch games in that each team will play 2 x 20 minute games a night and the league will run for four weeks, finishing just before the spring leagues start.

The last week will be a finals week with teams playing 2 x 20 minutes of special format ‘Drop Off’ games. For those of you who have never played in a ‘Drop Off’ it is a really exciting way to decide a normal knockout game of touch, where the team drops a player after a certain time period until there are three on each team, and then it is first to score that wins.

The April Shootout is the perfect way to get into the regular touch season while getting some early season fitness and socialising in at the same time.

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With only a few spaces available, teams and individuals have already been over-subscribed in for the Clapham April Shootout, with one of the reasons being the amazing after-party we are known to throw.

April Shootout Party

Bringing back the roaring twenties in style, Friday the 18th of April at Gigalum is set to be adorned by girls in pearls and guys in ties. Following the huge success of our “Cowboys & Indians”-themed Shootout party last April, our first social event for 2014 will be the April Shootout “Flappers & Gangsters” party. There will be prizes for best-dressed male and female – so gals, make sure to grab that bobbed hair wig, short low-waist dress with pleats and gathers (all the better to Charleston in). Guys, think Gatsby – slick, sleek and sophisticated (because, that’s what we all are like on a touch night out, right?)
The 1920s epitomised the spirit of a reckless rebel who would dance the nights away until the dawn – what decade could better describe a night in celebration of touch rugby? And we haven’t even started spring and summer yet.

We also have some exciting news for all our teams: we appreciate how many of you come back each year and to say thank you, from spring we will be offering loyalty and other discounts to all of our great In2Touch teams.

Discounts will include:

(i)    Loyalty discount of £25 per season per team if your team in the In2Touch system has been playing with us in each spring and summer season for more than three years on top of any other discounts.

(ii)   Discount of £50 per team per season if your team enters into and plays in the spring and summer leagues and pays the full amount for the spring league and the deposit for the summer league prior to your spring league start date. That could mean a total £100 saving on our normal Spring and Summer league prices for your team this year

(iii)  We are also going to be offering a further discount for University and College teams where at least six of those team members are registered with unique university or college email addresses.

Blue skies, exercise and money saving – who could say no?!

For more information go to www.in2touch.com/uk or contact Jess at [email protected]