Active Touch is an indoor spinoff of Touch in the UK for the winter period. It is a fantastic way of keeping fit, socialising and staying dry on those glorious rainy days. The game is a mixed sport so it is played with four players, two girls and 2 guys and games are 30 minutes long.
The Monday night Active Touch finals at Canary Wharf heated up between previous winners Artful Dodgers and the Ladies team as touchdowns were being scored at both ends one for one. The game ended with scores tied and the teams went into extra time.
After extra time they were still tied, so the teams decided to share the title and prizes. Both teams have entered into the next season which will be a cracker.
The Tuesday night Active Touch finals at Wandsworth turned into a battle royale with Steph’s team taking on the favourites Hot Custard in a tightly contested game. Steph’s team played out of their socks and took the game into overdrive by scoring lots of touchdowns in the first few minutes of the game, they went on to win by 13 – 8. These two teams are also entering their teams into the next season and Hot Custard will be keen to get a head start in the race to the title.
There are many upcoming leagues in London starting up in April such as the April Shootout at Clapham Common, the Late Winter Active Touch leagues, the O2 Spring leagues at many different venues to choose from Clapham Common, Clapham/Wandsworth Common, Putney/Wandsworth, Regents Park, Surrey Quays, Hyde Park and Richmond.
Many of these Spring leagues run from Mondays – Thursdays from 19:00 – 21:00.