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Category: Touch

Concussion Awareness

November 11th, 2015 by

Following a recently reported incident, NLD would like to re-emphasise the importance of following the RFU Headcase Protocols for a Graduated Return to Play after a suspected concussion. We recommend that this decision should not be left to the player alone to decide but is the joint responsibility of the Medical Professional, the coach, the player’s club or school, the player and the player’s parents if still under 19 on 1st September.

We would also recommend that all persons who have anything to do with selecting and putting a team on the pitch become familiar with the RFU Graduated Return to Play protocols by accessing and completing the RFU online Headcase course. This course is a free course and can be found here.

A copy of the Graduated Return to Play Protocols can also be found here and there is lots of information available on the RFU website.

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Summer Touch Rugby in Nottingham

March 30th, 2015 by

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March 23rd, 2015 by

NLD RFU would like all players from the age of 13 upwards, including Seniors, to complete an online survey giving your views on different aspects of the game.   As the heading says, it is ‘Your Game’ and this is the chance to have ‘Your Say’.

The survey should only take around 5 minutes to complete and can be accessed using the following link 

The survey is for players to gather your own views. Once we have your thoughts, we can review how our competitions/playing offer meets the needs of players in our modern game and if need be, amend our offer as a CB. This will also give our clubs further understanding of their players wants and needs. Please complete this survey by the end of April, so we can review the results.

NLD Seek Head of Rugby Growth

March 6th, 2015 by

NLD RFU are seeking to appoint a ‘Head of Rugby Growth’.  This is a great opportunity for an individual that is passionate about the sport to get involved in developing all areas of the game but specifically Women & Girls, Touch and Sevens rugby.

For more information please see attached a copy of the job description.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Nicole Brown via email ([email protected]) by Friday 17th April 2015.

This is a voluntary position with expenses paid.

For more information or an informal chat about the role contact Dan Sutton on 07702 301440.

Lincoln O2 Touch

January 19th, 2015 by

Sessions run every Sunday – 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Contact – Mike Beard – 07772 298 727 / [email protected]


RFU Helps Students Try Touch Rugby

October 7th, 2014 by

Students from across the College took part in a touch rugby tournament with England Rugby’s Delivery Team at the College’s Clifton centre earlier this week.

RFU Rugby Development Officer Andrew Highton and Community Rugby Coach Calvin Beech led the event, which was designed to introduce touch rugby (a modified version of the game where tackles are replaced by touches), encourage sports participation among students and promote the College’s Rugby Academy.


Pictured L-R: Andrew Highton (RFU Rugby Development Officer for Nottinghamshire), Roy Reece (Head Coach, Central College Rugby Academy), Glen Read (Central College Sport Academy Manager).

Andrew said: “Colleges have a key role to play in getting young people into the sport. We’ve found Central College to be very pro-active, running the Rugby Academy and raising the profile of the sport, and the variations of it, through sessions like this.

“In England, the popularity of touch rugby has grown rapidly as it’s good fun – and good exercise – in its own right. It’s also a great introduction to 15-a-side rugby, making the sport more accessible initially, with the Academy then developing young players who want to train and progress their skills to a higher level. We’re very happy to be here supporting the work being done by Central to encourage more young people into the game.”

Sport Academy Manager for Central College, Glen Read, said:

“The Rugby Academy allows both experienced players and newcomers to get together and play, developing their skills while enjoying the sessions. Students will take part in training sessions which run twice a week, and benefit from the knowledge and experience of the coaches in the Academy.

“The input from England Rugby makes sure our students are getting the best experience of the game they can and maximises their opportunities to progress in the sport.”

O2 Touch Fit

August 11th, 2014 by

Over the next four weeks O2 Touch and England Rugby will be uploading exclusive fitness videos featuring fitness guru to the likes of Pro Green, Millie Mackintosh and England Rugby player James Haskell.

This series of videos will help you get O2 Touch Fit and are a great supplement to weekly touch rugby activity. Each workout session will take on a different focus, helping you work on your mobility, speed & strength, conditioning and power across the programme to help you take your performance to the next level.

O2 Touch Fit is a great way to get in shape and boost your social life. Each week starting Monday 28 July there will be posting a workout to improve your game. Join the challenge now by using #O2Touch on Twitter.

Welcome to O2 Touch Fit
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Workout 1 – Mobility
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Workout 2 – Speed & Strength

Workout 3 – Conditioning
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Workout 4 – Power
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Lincoln Touch Rugby

July 9th, 2014 by

Sessions run every Sunday – 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Contact – Mike Beard – 07772 298 727 / [email protected]




Nottingham Touch Club

July 9th, 2014 by

Nottingham Touch was established in February 2012 with the main aim of providing a club that is open to all. Whether you simply want to play social Touch locally, represent the club in domestic tournaments, or develop your skills further to gain regional or national representation, then we believe Nottingham Touch is the club for you. Most members of the club play in Perfect Motion organised adult Touch leagues throughout the year, as well as attend regular squad training and social Touch sessions each week. Several members of the club also represent the Midlands region and we have five current England players and two Wales players.

The club has two representative sides in the Challenge Touch Series of national tournaments. Finally, if it’s a club social environment you are after, we regularly hold social events and encourage nights out whenever we can!

Please e-mail [email protected] for more information