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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 🔥🔥”

It's back!

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.

Clubs/Teams invited

  1. 161

  2. Caldy O2 Touch

  3. Chester Cheetahs

  4. Crewe & Nantwich Blaze

  5. Down Under

  6. Halton Storm

  7. Hit n Run

  8. Lymm Lightening

  9. Manchester Chargers

  10. Manchester Metropolitan University

  11. Manchester Village Spartans

  12. Orrell Anvils

  13. Orrell St James

  14. Radbroke Rabbitohs

  15. Sedgley Park SParks

  16. Shanked

  17. Terracotta Warriors

  18. Trafford MV

  19. University of Manchester

  20. Warrington Knights

  21. Wigan Touch Warriors

  22. Winnington Touch

Invitational teams if odd numbers or maximum not reached.

  1. Catterick Touch

  2. Yorkshire Thorns

Dates 🗓

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

Times ⏰

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

Surface: 3G

Category: Mixed

Format: Round Robin // Finals

Cost: £100 per round

Can Blaze regain their title, or will someone else take the spoils?!

Sign Up to secure your clubs spot 🔗

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