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Walking Rugby

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

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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 10 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 exercises, 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 Janurary 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

 

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Walking Rugby Training

Walking Rugby Training

Our 2020 fixtures and festival programme gets off to a start with a joint training session/game at Gloucester on Wednesday 8th January 10.30 am at  Plock Court, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9DW.
Sign up for this fixture blow away the Christmas cobwebs. It was a really enjoyable friendly fixture last year  By-the-way Gloucester won the Kingswood Festival last May but were defeated by both Salisbury Strollers and Zimmers at our Festival in July!
Please let me know if you want to attend we will get transport sorted out asap.
Photo Jan and John in action against Gloucester at our last fixture.
Pete King

Walking Rugby Success at Topsham Festival 2019

Walking Rugby Success at Topsham Festival 2019

Ah success at last, having been runners up in a number of competitions, Salisbury RFC Walking Rugby lifted some silverware at the Topsham RFC Walking Rugby Festival.

Salisbury Walking Rugby Festival 2019

Salisbury Walking Rugby Festival 2019

Salisbury RFC hosted the largest Walking Rugby Festival to date on Sunday 14th . Eleven sides competed for the Pat Clash Trophy and the Originals Plate.

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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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FAQS

Where is training?

Where is training?

We train at Salisbury RFC on Thursday evenings between 6pm and 7pm.

When is training?

When is training?

Thursday evenings 6pm to 7pm at Salisbury RFC

What do I need to bring?

What do I need to bring?

Trainers, tee shirt/sweat shirt, shorts or leggings (not clothes with zips or buckles) occasionally if the ground is soft, when training outdoors, players wear studded footwear.
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 a Salisbury RFC Walking Rugby shirt 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, there are membership arrangements to either pay a lump-sum (£50) or pay as you go. If you already hold one of the the Club's memberships, the fees are either reduced or waived.

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.

Salisbury RFC
Castle Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3SA

Telephone:
01722 325317
Email:
info@salisburyrfc.org

OPENING TIMES

Monday
Tuesday- Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rugby Season

Closed
19:00- 23:00
12:00- 23:00
09:30- 23:00

Summer

Closed
19:00- 23:00
19:00- 23:00
20:00- 23:00

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