North West Regional Development Series
⚔️ Attention all North West Clubs/Players ⚔️
It’s that time again where the ‘off season’ starts...
haha, what off season! 🏉
Last year’s Development series was a resounding success, in developing players, refs and clubs ahead of the 2019 England Touch national series, and a perfect way to bring competitive and social players together to play.
Around 50 players have been selected in the England Touch High Performance pathways following The Nationals, and what better way to ride that wave, than to continue to build on it!
Going from weekly local training, to travelling 100's of miles to play in two day tournaments is a big ask to those new to any sport, hence a more regional approach fills this void.
"This series created the perfect opportunity for new players to have the opportunity to play and train at a time when Touch is usually dormant. Several of our players are new to the game and this has been the ideal vehicle to give them game time without the added pressures of a results orientated competition. It’s what we have needed as a club #Blaze 🔥🔥”
We are again running the successful series, aimed at further developing North West based Touch clubs and players.
This series will be played over 6 rounds at Burnage Rugby Club, on their 3G pitches, with a maximum of 8 teams at each round, prioritised on previous attendance and performance.
The tournaments are notionally planned to play with a 3:3 mixed split, but teams with fewer female players can compete with penalty scores against i.e. 4M/2F.
Caldy O2 Touch
Crewe & Nantwich Blaze
Hit n Run
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Village Spartans
Orrell St James
Sedgley Park SParks
University of Manchester
Wigan Touch Warriors
Invitational teams if odd numbers or maximum not reached.
Round 1 | November 3rd
Round 2 | November 24th
Round 3 | January 12th
Round 4 | Feb 2nd
Round 5 | Feb 23rd (Manchester Tournament - Open Entry)
Round 6 | March 29th
Each round will start at 12:30, exact times and schedules will be released closer to the event.
Further Information 🔎 Teams: 8 per round
Length: 20 minute games, finals 25 (2 x 12) TBC.
Venue: Burnage RFC, Varley Park, Battersea Rd, Stockport SK4 3EA
Format: Round Robin // Finals
Cost: £100 per round
Can Blaze regain their title, or will someone else take the spoils?!
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