O2 Touch touches down at Beacon Park

Cllr Iain Eadie and Sarah Sleigh

Cllr Iain Eadie and Sarah Sleigh (Sports Development for LDC)

Get fit. Have fun. Turn up and play O2 Touch.

Lichfield District Council and Lichfield Rugby Club are joining forces to offer a series of touch rugby taster sessions in Beacon Park this summer.

The O2 Touch sessions will take place on the park’s football pitches on 19 and 26 July and on 2 and 9 August from 9am to 10am.

They are mixed and open to everyone over the age of 8. There is no need to book in advance, people wanting to get involved should simply come to Beacon Park in their sports gear and join in.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Touch rugby is a great way to get active. The game has all the pride and competitive spirit of rugby, but is more social and light hearted. It’s non-contact, easy to learn and open to everyone over the age of 8, so it’s a great way to be introduced to the game.”

The sessions will be led by a Lichfield Rugby Club instructor and cost £2 each. Beginners and families are welcome.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for It & Waste Management, said: “As a coach for Lichfield Rugby Club, we’re always keen to get more people introduced to the game. This is why we are linking up with sports development at the council to offer these O2 Touch sessions. And, with the 2015 Rugby World Cup being held in England, it’s a great time to get new people involved with the sport.”

Find out more at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/touchrugby or call sports development on 01543 308835.

O2 Touch is a nationwide touch rugby programme run by England Rugby in partnership with O2 to encourage people to get fit and have fun through playing rugby.