Record number of teams battle it out at Pershore Mixed rugby tournament - The Evesham Observer

Record number of teams battle it out at Pershore Mixed rugby tournament

Evesham Editorial 5th Jul, 2024   0

A RECORD ten teams from across the district played in Pershore Rugby’s annual Summer Mixed Touch Series which finished on Wednesday night (July 3).

More than 100 players consisting of men, women and young people of all ages competed in teams from Malvern, Cheltenham, Ross, Evesham, Droitwich, and Pershore in the non-contact, FIT-rules Touch tournament.

Organiser Fizz Bewley, chair of Pershore Touch, said: “Anyone can play Touch and it has become a very popular sport because it is a fast and open form of rugby, which involves teamwork, fitness, and great ball handling skills, but no contact.

“Our annual series is more popular every year, since it brings players together from many levels – grassroots, complete beginners, right up to elite, international players, who all strive to play at the best standard they can, but with enjoyment the main aim.”

In the Pershore Mixed Touch series all teams played each other once in a round-robin format over four evenings, with the team with the most points declared the winner. There was also a runners-up trophy and medals for each of the teams’ player of the series.

An award was also presented to the team that reflected the spirit of the series based on inclusion, respect and enjoyment.

Pershore rugby’s Touch section for women and men, trains on Wednesday evenings and Third Age Touch, for retired or limited fitness players, trains on Mondays and Wednesdays.

New players welcome whatever level of experience. For further information contact Fizz Bewley on [email protected] or call 07791 546541.


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