Walking rugby is a slower, non-contact version of the game, and is particularly suited to retired players, those recovering from injury and illness, and over-50s wishing to stay fit and active. It can be played by all ages and sexes together and can help keep people stay active. It’s competitive and good fun and open to all levels of fitness and skill. It’s also highly sociable, with all games finishing with a well-deserved drink in the bar afterwards.
I have never played before, is this for me? Walking Rugby is for anyone aged 50 and over. Sessions are adapted to cater for all backgrounds and experiences of Rugby. Veterans of the game are welcome as are newcomers.
What do i need to bring/wear to the sessions All equipment is provided. Participants must wear suitable clothing. Sessions will take place on one of the grass pitches. No studs/boots are required, just trainers.
How does the game work with no tackling The object of the game is the same as the more traditional form of rugby, to score tries by touching the ball down on or over the opposition try line. The rules are simple: no running, no tackling and no kicking but, most importantly, the ball must go backwards. Then instead of a tackle, you use a two-handed touch to the waist or below.
Im not 50, but want to join in, can i? Of course, anyone can come along. Just remember to walk rather than run!
Aimed at men and women of all ages