Touch Rugby

NESLC Touch Rugby

This year has been a quiet year for the Touch Rugby Section in terms of competitions and local leagues.

We entered the annual Newcastle Falcons League for the 5th year running and competed relatively well, finishing in mid table out of a league of 24 teams.

We also entered a summer league organised by the North East Rugby Football League. Again we did well against teams that were predominantly younger than us and with few mixed teams involved. This league was very competitive and fast but every game was played in a good spirit and all agreed we would support the RFL in promoting Touch Rugby in the North East by taking part in future competitions.

Members of the section were once again selected to play for the RCSL National Team at the CSSC Festival in Bath and represented the section in fine style with the team reaching the final. Other members made up the bulk of the squad that represented NESLC at the same competition. We finished 5th.

Once again the season culminated in the Newcastle Falcons Beach Tournament held on Tynemouth Longsands. This is very much a social occasion and a good day was had by all with some good fun games of touch played.

If you would like more information about NESLC Touch Rugby contact Sonya Peacock at sonya.peacock@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk