Active Touch Rugby – launch of a new indoor league

Get fit and keep active in a game of touch rugby


Even with the massive downpour last Saturday the fields held up well for the start of the league on Sunday, 09 November. The teams played a grading game this week that will determine which division they will be placed in for the rest of the season. The Late Autumn league runs for six weeks up until early December, keeping the players fit and socialising until the festive season.

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Anyone can play Touch: it is a great sport for hand-eye coordination, ball skills and mental foresight. You can play in a men’s, ladies or mixed team and can start playing from any age. Touch is a minimal contact sport where you just need to make a touch – even just touching the shirt or the ball counts. It looks something similar to Rugby, but without the tackling, scrumming, kicking and the like; the aim of the game is to score tries. That’s all.

Played on a flat surface, half the size of a conventional sports field (though played to a wider extent on a social level), there are now flourishing commercial leagues in England, Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand. There are also regular school competitions and development clinics spreading the Touch gospel to everyone. The official governing body of the sport is known as the Federation of International Touch (FIT).

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Another great version of Touch, known as Active Touch, has just started up again in London last week. These leagues are run at Playon Sports in Canary Wharf on Monday evenings as well as in Putney, Wandsworth, and The Wandle Recreation Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays, all running for seven weeks.

This new indoor sport has truly taken London by storm, and prospective players testing Active Touch seem to get hooked on playing. It is a perfect way to keep fit and agile in the colder weather, as it is a fast paced game that gives you great ball skills and coordination. To have a look at this amazing new game you can look on our website or on YouTube.

If you are interested in getting involved as a team or as an individual then please contact us on 020 8542 0827 or have a look at our website for more information, You can also send an email to [email protected] with any questions.

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