Pershore to stage inaugural multi-team junior tournament - The Evesham Observer

Pershore to stage inaugural multi-team junior tournament

Evesham Editorial 4th Mar, 2019   0

PERSHORE Rugby will host its first multi-team under nine to 14 touch tournament on Sunday, when seven teams of young girls and boys from five clubs will play a round-robin of matches.

The event will build on the success of several single-team matches that Pershore’s junior touch team have been playing at home and away since autumn last year against a number of newly-formed teams in the surrounding counties.

This Sunday teams from Pershore, Minchinhampton, Stratford, Kings Norton and Kidderminster Carolians will play in the tournament, starting at 10.20am and finishing at 12.30pm. Spectators are welcome and there will be a barbecue.

Pershore junior touch coach Jamie Wyllie said: “Touch is a fast growing sport across all ages. Since it is non-contact and can be played by any age group, in mixed or single-sex teams, it is an excellent way to keep fit, with its fast open running and passing format.

“We have contacted the junior sections of many rugby clubs, locally and further afield and many have been keen to put up junior touch teams to come and play with ours. It is going from strength to strength.

“Adult leagues at local, regional, national and international levels mean there is also a natural progression for young players to continue with touch to the highest standard they can achieve, if they wish.”

Touch training for under 13s (school years 4-8) takes place every Sunday from 10am until 11am at Pershore Rugby in Wyre Piddle. For over 13s, women and men, training takes place at the same time on Sundays and every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact Fizz Bewley on 01905 381080 for details.

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