CSGT12 Noson Rhowch Gynnig ar Gyffwrdd / Try Touch Night

Dydd Mercher 2ail o Fai / Wednesday 2nd May, Ysgol Y Strade, Llanelli – Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch 2012

Llanelli Touch teams attended the Try Touch night at Ysgol Y Strade hoping to blow away the cobwebs for another summer of weekly Touch Rugby.  The session, run by Carmarthenshire Sports Development Officer, Matthew Adams (pictured below), gave players a chance to practice and improve some of the skills needed for Touch.  The group were then split into teams and played a few shortened games against each other.

Matthew said; 

“It’s great to see Touch starting up again in Llanelli.  This is the third consecutive year that Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch has run in the town and we are seeing more and more people take up the game.  At the moment, it’s mainly mens teams, but we’re trying to encourage more women to either join mixed teams or form women-only teams.”

Althought the league was initial set up and run by Carmarthenshire Sports Development Unit (SDU), it has just been passed on to new WRU Participation Officer, Daryl Richards.  The Welsh Rugby Union has appointed 14 regional officers who will be running adults social Touch Rugby leagues across the country with the aim of getting more people off their sofas and on to the playing fields.  Touch is a fantastic vehicle for this as it requires very little equipment, burns lots of calories, has a very low chance of injury and is great fun!

Matthew continues;

Part of our role with SDU is to help establish more opportunities for more people to become more active, more often.  Once we have helped establish a new club or league, it’s about getting other partners or volunteers involved so that it can sustain itself and SDU can back away and take on a more of a supportive role.  Daryl will now be coordinating the league in 2012 and we wish him every success.

Due to the poor weather, the start of the league is now scheduled for Wednesday 16th May 2012 from 6.30pm.  All enquiries to Daryl Richards – drichards@wru.co.uk

Gweler / Also see:

All Blacks Secret is in the Wild West

Touch Returns to Llanelli

All photos copyright Jeff Connell 2012

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