Touch Rugby, or ‘Touch’ as it is now officially referred to is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. So you’ve seen rugby and chances are you think it’s for manly giants who like to wrestle each other and you have no idea what the rules are because everyone seems to be throwing around some weird egg shaped ball… If this is the case – then you’re pretty spot on – however, from rugby, the fast, fun and easy game of touch football (rugby) has been formed. This code of rugby is open to all ages and sizes and is without the hits that you may expect. Instead, ‘Touch’ relies more on fitness and agility, and the ability of its players avoiding being ‘touched’ by the opposing team. Super popular in the southern hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand), “Touch” is fast expanding across the UK and now continental Europe as boys, girls, women and men all start to feel the excitement of crossing the line to score their first ‘try’ (this is what points are called).
Getting started will now be easier than ever with the Czech Touch Association holding its inaugural Prague International Touch Tournament on Saturday the 6th June, at the Praha Tatra Rugby grounds in Smichov. The morning will consist of a fun event for novice players and corporate teams, with the emphasis on ‘give it a try’. Midday will see the Under 12 years olds clash in the First ever Bohemian Cup, while the afternoon shall see local and visiting teams go head to head in the Prague leg of the Central European Cup .
If you would like to enter a teams in the morning (or afternoon session(s), please get in contact with Matt on email@example.com.