12/06/14 by Paul Bolton
BIRMINGHAM businesses will have another opportunity to play touch rugby with a Workplace Touch Rugby Afternoon is staged on the 3g pitches at Birmingham University’s Metchley Lane site on June 27.
More than 200 employees from 22 city centre companies sampled rugby at the recent Colmore District Business Community Games which were played on an artificial pitch which was rolled out in Victoria Square in Birmingham city centre.
The event proved so popular and the feedback from the Birmingham business community was so encouraging that the RFU’s Rugby Development team for Birmingham has now organised the Workplace Touch Rugby Afternoon.
The event will run from 3pm to 5pm at Birmingham University which easily accessible to companies in Birmingham city centre or in the business district around Five Ways.
“The response we had to the Colmore District event was very positive and there were a number of companies that said they were keen to be involved in similar events in the future,” said Chris Sigworth, the RFU Rugby Development Officer for Birmingham.
“The Workplace Afternoon will give those taking part the opportunity to play in a larger space on the 3G pitch and also for a longer period of time than they might have had at the Colmore event.
“We are also hoping to attract businesses that didn’t take part in the Colmore event to come along for a fun afternoon which will be suitable for players of all abilities.”
Touch rugby is a popular non-contact version of rugby which appeals to sports enthusiasts and those looking for an alternative way of keeping fit through a fun game.
Players attending the Workplace Touch Rugby Afternoon on June 27 will have the opportunity to continue their involvement in rugby by joining the flourishing O2 Touch Base run by Harborne Rugby Club.