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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 we offer an induction programme suitable for new team members.

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 Tuesday mornings at 11am at Five Rivers Leisure Centre and on Thursdays at 6pm at Salisbury Rugby Club ( in the winter we move the Thursday session into Wyvern College Sports Hall at Laverstock). We occasionally have joint training sessions with other Walking Rugby Clubs e.g. this season Gloucester and Esher RFC.

Our History

Salisbury Walking Rugby got off the ground in Janurary 2017. Started by Pat Clash, one of our Salisbury RFC Directors, 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 we regularly play against south west clubs Topsham, Gloucester, Kingswood and Bristol.

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

 

LATEST NEWS/REPORTS

All Walking News

Walking Rugby at Kingswood RFC Festival May 2019

Walking Rugby at Kingswood RFC Festival May 2019

 

Great day at Kingswood RFC Festival played 4, won 2, drew 1, lost 1. Alas did not trouble the trophy engravers, everyone enjoyed the games and we made new contacts. Notched up a first playing an Anglo Welsh game against Cambrian. Gloucester RFC were overall winners and we look forward to welcoming them and Kingswood to The Salisbury Festival on July 14th.

Walking Rugby Fixture v Gloucester March 2019

Walking Rugby Fixture v Gloucester March 2019

Great joint training sessions with other Walking Rugby Clubs; so far this year- Esher RFC in February and Gloucester in March with Reading RFC scheduled for later in May. 

 

Walking Rugby at National Vintage Games Bath

Walking Rugby at National Vintage Games Bath

Salisbury RFC Walking Rugby at National Vintage Games Bath University in September 2018. Runners up to our rivals Kingswood RFC, again!

FIXTURES AND RESULTS

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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.

Peter King
Chairman Walking Rugby
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John Mullin
Membership Secretary
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FAQS

Where is training?

Where is training?

We train at Salisbury RFC , Five Rivers Leisure Centre and Wyvern College Sports Hall.

When is training?

When is training?

Thursday evenings 6pm to 7pm
  • at Salisbury RFC (outdoors summer months)
  • at Wyvern College (indoors winter months)
Tuesday mornings 11am to 12 noon
  • at Five Rivers Leisure Centre (all year round)

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?

At the Tuesday sessions it is not necessary to pay for annual membership at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre or Salisbury RFC, its just a pay-as-you-train basis only £3 per session.
At the Thursday sessions you can also try out Walking Rugby on a pay-as-you-train basis £4 per session. If you find you like Walking Rugby and want to join and represent the club the Rugby Club there are membership arrangements.

Are there other Walking Rugby Clubs?

Are there other Walking Rugby Clubs?

Yes we have joint training sessions with other clubs e.g. this year Esher, Gloucester and Reading. We have fixtures and Walking Rugby Festivals involving a number of other clubs including Bristol, Kingswood, Topsham, Cambrian, Gloucester and there are more clubs starting walking rugby all the time.

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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