Touch Rugby

rugby without the physicality.... give it a go.... it's free!

Our TOUCH rugby program

at Canvey was born shortly after setting up the current youth system for the kids. 

Many parents would say that they either wished they had had the chance to play rugby when they were younger, or that they used to play but no longer could due to injury or fear of injury.

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So when the rugby season finished in 2018 we launched our TOUCH rugby programme in the summer. 

Its completely FREE and starts at 7:30pm on FRIDAY evenings. We now have kids, women, couples, families, grandads and grandmas all playing the game!

It’s a lot of fun and has provided an excellent social outlet for people of the community…

The programme has also gone on to produce our ISLANDERS side that play against other Touch teams in the area.

Some players enjoyed playing so much that they transitioned into Regular Preseason training.

A few then transitioned from Preseason into playing Rugby Union competitively for the first time ever for Canvey!

The majority of those who do play TOUCH, do so for the social aspects and to be able to play alongside family and friends and have fun.

Touch rugby

So much so that in 2019 the programme  continued throughout the year (where weather permitted obviously!)

After a long week at work there’s no better way to start the weekend than by playing TOUCH rugby on a Friday night with family and friends, before enjoying a well earned drink from the bar!

Check out our dedicated Facebook Page.

It's a great way to stay fit and it's completely of charge!