Bournemouth Touch Rugby
Performance and O2 Touch
What is Touch?
A great way to improve your fitness and have fun whether you're a guy or girl, 14 or 80, a beginner or seasoned player. Touch Rugby or TOUCH, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, women and children of all ages. The game emphasizes running, agility and ball handling skills such as passing and catching. Looking something similar to Rugby, without the tackling, scrumming, kicking and the like, the aim of the game is to score tries. Played on a flat surface, half the size of a conventional sports field, Touch rugby is “The Game taking the World by Storm”. The official governing body of the sport is the Federation of International TOUCH, and in England the England Touch Association.
Our performance team compete in the Elite National Touch Series and have players representing the South West region and England. Sessions focus on improving skill levels and applying that in game time. We compete in tournaments across the South West and nationally, so this is a great opportunity to come and take your touch to the next level with some of the South’s best touch players.
Our social O2 touch team aim is for it to be as light hearted as possible and as much about the fitness and social, as about the rugby. We hope it will have a much broader appeal and attract new members to the club. We welcome adult men and women of all ages, fitness levels and touch rugby experience.
Bournemouth Touch Rugby has been playing for a number of years under 02 Touch. We have played in local and national competitions, which saw us play at Twickenham, home of England Rugby. Our touch team was all about keeping fit and having fun together.
2018 saw Bournemouth Titans join Bournemouth Rugby. This provided mutual opportunity for Bournemouth Rugby to become a national brand playing touch Rugby to the highest level in national competitions. Members aspiring to keep playing rugby to the highest level beyond contact now have a unique opportunity to bring a whole new format of the game.
It doesn't matter what level of Touch Rugby you aim to play we welcome everyone with open arms. An ideal way to keep fit in a friendly environment.
Bournemouth Rugby, Chapel Gate
Christchurch, BH23 6BL