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Your News Lincoln University launches touch league
02
NOV

The University of Lincoln has introduced a Touch Rugby League in conjunction with Sport England’s, Sportivate initiative.

Both Men and Women’s rugby teams combined have been participating in weekly touch – a popular non-contact version of rugby - sessions in a bid to stay active and increase participation in the sport.

With the backing of the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, the university has been given funding by Sport England to integrate touch rugby into the university’s weekly sporting events.

The touch rugby league is currently running over a six-week period but is expected to continue on a weekly basis. The campus will be offering those who do not wish to play the 15-a-side game, a chance to continue the non-contact form.

Richard Marelli, the RFU Regional RugbyUnion Student Liaison Officer for Midlands East Regionsaid: “Students who are not currently active will become engaged within one hour of activity on a weekly basis, hopefully leading to them joining a student or local rugby club”.

President of the University of Lincoln’s rugby union team Mark Woollard, who has been running the sessions highlighted what the touch league is providing students.

“It gives followers of rugby the chance to try before they buy, using touch rugby as a taster for the real game,” he said.

“I feel the project has been a great success so far, attracting over 60 players to each session.”

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