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Workplaces take on Touch Rugby

June 29, 2016

Creighton RUFC host Workplace Challenge event for local businesses

Carlisle College, Nestlé, BSW Timber, GeoAmey, and Creighton RUFC competed at mixed touch rugby at Cumbria's first Workplace Challenge Event on 10th June.  

Fifty people including a number of women took part in the event at Creighton RUFC which was run in partnership between the club, Active Cumbria and Cumbria RFU. 

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”.

There is a focus on getting more women playing rugby, not only is it socialable but clubs such as Creighton Rugby Club have welcoming, family atmospheres, and the sport is a great way to get fit. 

The event was aimed specifically at workplaces, as part of the Active Workplace programme offered by Active Cumbria.

Paul Carrigan of Active Cumbria said “The Workplace Challenge initiative is aimed at encouraging businesses to help their employees look after their wellbeing by encouraging them to be more physically active. We were thrilled by the success of this first event. Everyone enjoyed it and had a good run around. It also gave people that work together the opportunity to get to know each other in a friendly sporting environment. We will be keen to get involved in more of these events".

Creighton RUFC spokesperson Karen Dudley said "It was fantastic to host such a fun evening and event. It was great to see new faces at the club, and families coming along to support.  We are now holding Touch Rugby sessions every Wednesday and the first Friday of every month for anyone who fancies trying mixed touch rugby.

Find out more by following Creighton RUFC on Facebook and Twitter or via the O2 Touch Rugby website.