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Touch Rugby returns to Wrexham

14th March 2012, 08:25

Touch Rugby returns to Wrexham

Touch Rugby returns to Wrexham on Monday 19th March.

Touch Rugby returns to Wrexham on Monday 19th March.

Wrexham Council, in partnership with Wales Rugby League, will be hosting sessions at the Morgan Llwyd Leisure and Activity Centre all weather pitch from 7.30-9pm.

Touch rugby is a fun, non-contact version of the sport that is suitable for everyone.

Last year's session were a huge success, with players of all abilities turning up to play.

Touch Rugby minimises the physical contact necessary to gameplay and is played across the world by men and women.

Mark Glasson, Queensway Stadium Manager said: "Since the arrival of professional rugby league in the area we have seen a rise in popularity of rugby in general. We are delighted to work in partnership with the Wales Rugby League to get more people active and most importantly have fun.

"The great thing is that players of all abilities have been showing up to play. There have been people from different sporting backgrounds as well as people who are just looking for a new way to keep fit.

"It is a social game and the great thing about it is anyone can rock up and play."

By removing tackles and other contact elements of the sport, Touch Rugby is more about athleticism and exercise, encouraging players to be both agile and accurate in passing and catching.

North Wales Development Officer Matt Pritchard said they were hoping to attract event more people this year.

"We had a fantastic turn out for our first sessions last year which totally exceeded our expectations. It was a great social occasion and it was good to see men and women getting involved," he said.

"Touch is a fun way to improve your fitness whilst also meeting new people. The sessions really put the emphasis on fun and everyone can get involved."

If you are interested in taking part in the touch taster session please email matt.pritchard@walesrugbyleague.co.uk or just turn up at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd on Monday March 19th. Each session costs £2.