Walking rugby arrives in Halifax!

In partnership with Premiership Rugby Club, Sale Sharks, Halifax RUFC will be running weekly Walking Rugby sessions at Ovenden Park from 16 September.

Walking Rugby is a slower-paced game of touch rugby that is ideal for those who are aged 50 years and older or those who cannot play contact rugby anymore. This is a less physical, slower-paced version of touch rugby with adapted laws to suit participant needs.

The sessions are aimed at giving rugby playing opportunities to those who may have never played rugby before and those who played previously but cannot play any more and want to re-engage with rugby at a slower pace. Sessions are a great way to increase your social activity and make friends with like-minded people.

A great way to find a new sport or get the team back together!

The sessions are open to ALL – both men and women and there are no age limits.  Best of all, this activity is absolutely FREE!

Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays from the 16 September and last around an hour.  The clubhouse will be open afterwards for refreshments.

All activities will be COVID Secure.

No commitment needed on regular attendance.

For more information email halifaxwalkingrugby@gmail.com

More about Walking Rugby
Walking Rugby is a form of Touch Rugby meaning no contact. It is played at a much slower pace such as walking and it can be further adapted to suit the abilities of those who attend. The sessions are open to any age, any gender and any ability. They will be run by a fully qualified coach supplied by Sale Sharks for the first year of the programme. All necessary risk assessments will be undertaken.
Sale Sharks is funded by Comic Relief to run Walking Rugby sessions and Halifax RUFC are providing the pitches and the clubhouse afterwards for those attending to socialise.
Getting out, improving mental health and making new friends is as much a part of this as the activity itself. I believe the oldest player on the programme over in Lancashire is in their 90’s so there really are no limits.
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