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Walking Rugby

“To maintain the enjoyment of rugby for as long as possible”





Our Game

Walking Rugby is a competitive but non contact, passing game, tackles are made by a two handed touch (not push.) There are no rucks, mauls or line outs and scrums are a simplified passive way of restarting the game. Without the collisions and impacts of traditional rugby it is a game of strategy and tactics, suitable for men and women and most of all it is a great fun way of keeping fit.

Walking Rugby is suitable for older people, both women and men, people recovering from injury or illness. Many of our players have played rugby but this is not essential as our training and matches are planned to give everyone an opportunity. 

Games are played in two halves of 7 minutes each way, competitions are usually in Festival format playing several games over an afternoon.

Our Training Programme

We train on Thursdays at 6pm at Salisbury Rugby Club, although during the winter we may move indoors when suitable facilities are available. We normally start each session with some warm-up and rugby skills, before playing games. Supplementing this we will hold occasional joint training sessions with other Walking Rugby Clubs.

Our Matches

During the summer we intend to play in a number of festivals, including our own that will take place on Saturday the 30th April 2022. During the remainder of the year we will play occasional fixtures against other Walking Rugby clubs, normally on a Thursday evening.


Our History

Salisbury Walking Rugby got off the ground in January 2017. Initiated by Pat Clash, we were one of the founding Walking Rugby Clubs in Walking Rugby South West. Salisbury won the very first inter-club games against Bristol in May 2017. Walking Rugby is growing and there are now Clubs across the whole of the South of England and beyond.

Our Home

We are proud to be part of Salisbury Rugby Football Club and are fully integrated with the club and subscribe to the core values of:

Team Work - Respect - Enjoyment - Discipline - Sportsmanship

 Walking Rugby Laws

The laws for walking rugby can be found at Walking Rugby Laws



All Walking News

Walking Rugby 25th February 2023

Walking Rugby 25th February 2023

Our Walking Rugby section hosted four visiting clubs ahead of the crunch Wales v England 6 Nations fixture.

Walking Rugby Hosted a Number of Visitors 19th November 2022

Walking Rugby Hosted a Number of Visitors 19th November 2022

The Spitfires and Bustards were out again hosting teams from Guildfordians, Fordingbridge, Trowbridge and Amesbury

Walking Rugby Results 8th October 2022

Walking Rugby Results 8th October 2022

The Walking Rugby squad put out two teams on Saturday to entertain Trowbridge and Gosport & Fareham.



Get in Touch

For a full list of contacts, please click here.

New Players - We are a friendly group with a wide range of abilities and experience. If you would like to join us you are welcome to join our sessions and see if Walking Rugby is for you, if you like it you can join the club later.

David Humphreys
Lead Organiser Walking Rugby
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Where is training?

Where is training?

All training takes place at our Castle Road ground.

When is training?

When is training?

Our main session is at Salisbury RFC on Thursday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. We also run a second session on a Tuesday morning between 10.30am and 11.30am.

What do I need to bring?

What do I need to bring?

Depending on tje time of year and condition of the ground, you will need both studded boots and trainers. After that, just wear whatever is comfortable, but please avoid clothes with clothes with zips or buckles.
Bring some water we stop for frequent breaks.

Do I need to buy rugby kit?

Do I need to buy rugby kit?

No - all you need is kit you would wear to a gym or fitness class. We do have playing shirts we wear when representing the club at Festivals and fixtures. These can be purchased if you decide to join the club.

Do I need to pay for membership to train?

Do I need to pay for membership to train?

When you first come along and try there is no cost. But if (when !) you decide to stay, membership is currently £50. If you are already a member via another section of the Club eg Vice-President, parent of a Junior Player, this is reduced to £25.

Are there other Walking Rugby Clubs?

Are there other Walking Rugby Clubs?

Yes, and the number is growing all the time. We intend to have joint training sessions, Club fixtures and attend festivals, meaning everyone who wants to play against other Clubs will get the opportunity.

School Year (If Applicable)

Salisbury RFC
Castle Road

01722 325317


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Rugby Season

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