Eagles launch new touch competition
Sheffield Eagles are inviting would-be rugby players of all ages and abilities to sign up to their new winter touch rugby competition, which launches on October 4 at Hillsborough College.
Following the success of their first touch rugby competition over the summer, the Eagles have teamed up with local businesses Siemens Vai and Nandos to launch a bigger and better competition this autumn.
The competition, which is being run by Eagles’ Community Coaches Andy Russell and Kate Butler – partner of Eagles first-teamer Mitch Stringer – will run for seven weeks, starting on Monday 4 October.
The competition is open to "wannabe" rugby players of all ages and abilities, regardless of previous experience, and teams must feature a mix of men and women.
Eagles’ Community Coach Andy Russell said: “You don’t have to be a seasoned rugby player to come and play touch rugby – games last around 40 minutes and are a great way to increase fitness. If you’ve never played rugby before, don’t worry – we’re hoping to have a social league and a more serious one. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, why not come and give it a go?”
The tournament will run for seven weeks from 6pm-8pm at Hillsborough College, starting on Monday October 4. The tournament entry fee is £100 per 10-person team, which must include at least two women. The entry fee includes referees costs, pitch hire, and silverware. Sponsors Nandos will be providing a free meal voucher for each "Player of the Match" award.
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