WHAT IS WALKING RUGBY

As the name suggests, running is forbidden as is passing the ball higher than shoulder height.  There are also no high tackles – or indeed any tackles – and, crucially, no scrums, rucks or mauls.

Instead players are allowed to hold onto the ball for no more than three seconds before passing, keeping the pace moving and giving the other team an opportunity to intercept.  No running allowed.

WHO IS IT FOR

Walking Rugby is for anyone aged 50 and over.  Sessions are adapted to cater for all backgrounds and experiences of Rugby.  Veterans of the game are welcome as are newcomers.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The price of sessions vary across sites. Please check each site for more information.  For your first session please report to the centre and they will point you in the right direction.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING/WEAR?

All equipment is provided.  Participants must wear suitable clothing. Sessions will take place either outside on artificial grass or inside sports halls.  No studs/boots are required, just trainers.

WHO DELIVERS THE SESSION?

The Walking Rugby sessions will be delivered by a coach from Better and will use the rules of Walking Rugby developed by Age UK. 

All Better coaches have received Older Peoples Champion training developed by Age UK.  This is a condition of delivering Walking Sports.  The feel of the sessions will be very much social and fun, whilst providing physical activity.  Sessions will last one hour. 

WHERE WILL WALKING RUGBY TAKE PLACE?

Our sessions take place at the following venues, see each venue for start date and contact number.

Harraby Campus Sports Starts Wednesday 11/01/17 - 10am to 11am and Friday 13/01/17 - 7pm to 8pm 01228 586756
Workington Leisure Centre  Starts Monday 9/01/17 - 11am to 12pm and Thursday 12/01/17 -  6pm to 7pm 01900 878718
The Sands Centre  Starts Monday 9/01/17 -  6pm to 7pm and Tuesdays 10/1/2017 10am to 11am 01228 633766
Penrith Leisure Centre  Starts Tuesday 17/01/17 - 6pm to 7pm and Thursday 19/01/17 10am to 11am 01768 863450
Ulverston Leisure Centre Starts Monday 16/01/17 1115am to 12pm and Tuesday 17/01/17 6pm to 645pm 01229 584110
Whitehaven Sports Centre- Starts Friday 27/01/2017 10am - 11am 01946 659666
Kendal Leisure Centre - Starts Monday 23/01/2017 8pm-845pm and Tuesday 24/01/2017 5pm to 545pm 01539 729777

INTERESTED?

If you're interested in attending one of our sessions all you need to do is turn up and play! If you have any questions at all please contact the individual centres direct.

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