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06 August 2012
Touch Rugby’s growing popularity in Wrexham has seen it move to a bigger venue. Sessions, which are organised in by Wales Rugby League, will now take place at Queensway Sports Stadium over the summer months.
Touch rugby is a fun, non-contact version of the sport that is suitable for everyone.
The sport minimises the physical contact and is suitable for men and women of all ages.
Touch Rugby takes place at Queensway Stadium every Monday between 7.15-9pm.
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.”
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.
Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Health said:
“Touch rugby is fun sport and a great way to improve your fitness whilst also meeting new people. It’s an easy game to pick up meaning you can get up to speed in no time.
“It’s great to see so many people getting involved and staying active. The sessions have been very popular and I would encourage people of all abilities to come down to Queensway and give it a go. We are also planning some more touch rugby related events in the build up to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.”
If you are interested in taking part in come along to a session just turn up at Queensway. Each session costs £2.50.