Touch is a fast-paced minimal contact version of rugby with no tackling and no kicking. The focus is on handling skills and creating and exploiting space. Touch is played by teams of 6 people on the field with unlimited substitutions. It’s great for fitness and the injury risk is minimal compared to other forms of rugby. See the England Touch website for the rules (https://englandtouch.org.uk/play/how-to-play/the-rules/).
In Canterbury we play both socially and competitively. All of our weekly sessions are mixed gender with male and female players from teens to over-60s playing together.
Canterbury is the leading touch club in Kent and one of the strongest in the South East. We compete in National Touch Series events across the country. We are also one of the top clubs in England for youth development.
Many Canterbury players have represented England – in men’s, women’s and mixed teams at all levels from under 15s to over-50s – including at European Championships and Touch World Cups.
All Canterbury RFC members are welcome at our weekly sessions and non- members are encouraged to come along and try two sessions for free. No previous rugby experience is required. Adult sessions are open to male and female players aged 14 or over.
As of April 2021 we are training on Wednesday evenings, 8pm-9pm on the 3G at the Langton School for Boys.
We also have regular youth sessions on Fridays during term time for ages 6 to 14, from 5:15pm until 6:15pm on the grass field at the Langton School for Boys.
Session days and times are subject to change so please check Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/kenttouchrugby) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/CanterburyTouch) for the latest updates. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Every Thursday from 7pm until 8.30pm
Canterbury Rugby Club, Merton Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AZ