22nd Oct, 2017

Pershore mixed touch tournament is a big success

Evesham Editorial 28th Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

BUILDING on the success of their first mixed touch rugby tournament in November, Pershore RFC held another mixed event at their Wyre Piddle grounds at which five teams and more than 50 players from across the region competed.

Teams which took part in the event were from Droitwich, Greyhound (Hereford), Harborne and two from Pershore.

Droitwich were the final winners, with Pershore 1s coming second in what was a very amicable tournament.

Pershore’s Fizz Bewley said: “The new Mixed League is already proving to be very popular because it is played in a really relaxed atmosphere, which is great for new players who are learning because there is no pressure.

“The teams were made up of men and women of all ages, as well as children. They could all play together because touch is non-contact, so each mixed touch team had at least two women of the six players on the pitch at any one time and our youngest player was 12.

“We all had a great time because touch is such a brilliantly inclusive sport.”

Touch rugby training takes place at Pershore RFC – which is an O2 Touch centre – every Wednesday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 10am and anyone aged 13 and over can come along and have a go.

The first three sessions are free. Contact Fizz on 01905 381080 for details.

Droitwich dive over to score against Pershore 2s, for whom Will and Natalie Bewley (aged 17 and 12) give chase. (s)

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