What is Walking Rugby?
Walking rugby is a simplified version of rugby played by people of any age, gender and ability.
We have players ranging in age from early 50's through to 60's and 70's and there is no upper age limit.
Walking rugby is a great way to regain or maintain fitness, have fun, be part of a social team activity & meet new people.
Some players have played rugby before but it is not necessary. Some come from other sports and indeed some have never really played any form of sport. We will teach you everything you need to know.
It’s a very low impact passing game where the emphasis is on passing and tactics not
• no tackles, these are replaced with a two handed touch (not a push)
• no running just walk although we are free to walk at pace.
• no scrummages, simple ‘no jump’ line out
• no diving to the ground - just walk over the line with the ball to score
• above all it great fun
Walking Rugby is a real leveler and you do not need great strength, or to be fit to start, but most people find walking rugby will contribute to their fitness. You do need some mobility, a sense of humour and desire to be part of a team.
No special equipment needed just trainers or suitable boots, leggings/shorts, tee
shirt/sweat shirt and plenty of drinking water.
If you have any significant medical conditions check with your doctor first.
For those who would like to know more, come along to a training session, bring some friends and try it out.
We have detailed procedures to cope with Covid 19 - these conform with HMG and RFU