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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 7 minutes each way, competitions are usually in Festival format playing several games over an afternoon.

Our Training Programme

We train on Thursdays at Salisbury Rugby Club between 630pm and 7.30pm, 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.

Tuesday mornings are even more relaxed, with us just playing a series of games. The session starts at 10.30am, lasting an hour.

Our Matches

We play a number of evening and Saturday matches throughout the year, and during the summer we intend to play in a number of festivals, including our own that is normally held at the end of April. 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

 

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. To play fixtures or be part of a festival squad you will need to be a paid-up member. On Tuesdays there is a £2 pitch up and play fee for non-members, but that does include your after match tea/coffee.

David Humphreys
Lead Organiser Walking Rugby
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LATEST NEWS/REPORTS

All Walking News

Walking Rugby at North Bristol RFC - Saturday 18 May

Walking Rugby at North Bristol RFC - Saturday 18 May

Salisbury RFC’s Walking Rugby squad travelled to North Bristol RFC on Saturday for the second of this year’s Walking Rugby festivals.

SRFC Walking Rugby tournament

SRFC Walking Rugby tournament

On Saturday 27th. April SRFC hosted our annual Walking Rugby tournament at Castle Road.

Successful Walking Rugby Intro Session - Saturday 9 March

Successful Walking Rugby Intro Session - Saturday 9 March

Salisbury hosted an introductory session to Walking Rugby on Saturday and in so doing helped increase this ever-expanding community. Teams from Havant, Romsey, Fordingbridge and Marlborough travelled to Castle Road and enjoyed four training games before reconvening in the bar for England v Ireland.

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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 the 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 zips or buckles.
Bring some water as we stop for frequent breaks. On Tuesdays everyone stays for a tea or coffee, whilst Thursday nights retire to the bar where you can also pre-order a meal.

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. Tuesday mornings are very flexible, so if you just want to come on an occassional basis you can pay £2 per session. That also includes your cup of tea/coffee !

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.

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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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