Walking Rugby with Better Leisure Centres
WHAT IS WALKING RUGBY
As the name suggests, running is forbidden as is passing the ball higher than shoulder height. There are also no high tackles – or indeed any tackles – and, crucially, no scrums, rucks or mauls.
Instead players are allowed to hold onto the ball for no more than three seconds before passing, keeping the pace moving and giving the other team an opportunity to intercept. No running allowed.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Walking Rugby is for anyone aged 50 and over. Sessions are adapted to cater for all backgrounds and experiences of Rugby. Veterans of the game are welcome as are newcomers.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The price of sessions vary across sites. Please check each site for more information. For your first session please report to the centre and they will point you in the right direction.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING/WEAR?
All equipment is provided. Participants must wear suitable clothing. Sessions will take place either outside on artificial grass or inside sports halls. No studs/boots are required, just trainers.
WHO DELIVERS THE SESSION?
The Walking Rugby sessions will be delivered by a coach from Better and will use the rules of Walking Rugby developed by Age UK.
All Better coaches have received Older Peoples Champion training developed by Age UK. This is a condition of delivering Walking Sports. The feel of the sessions will be very much social and fun, whilst providing physical activity. Sessions will last one hour.
WHERE WILL WALKING RUGBY TAKE PLACE?
Our sessions take place at the following venues, see each venue for start date and contact number.
• Harraby Campus Sports Wednesdays 10am to 11am and Fridays 7pm to 8pm
• Workington Leisure Centre Mondays 11am to 12pm and Thursday 6pm to 7pm
• The Sands Centre Mondays 6pm to 7pm and Tuesdays 10am to 11am
• Penrith Leisure Centre Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm and Thursdays 10am to 11am
• Ulverston Leisure Centre Mondays 11.15am to 12pm and Tuesdays 6pm to 6.45pm
• Whitehaven Sports Centre- Fridays 10am – 11am
• Kendal Leisure Centre – Mondays 8pm-8.45pm and Tuesdays 5pm to 5.45pm
If you’re interested in attending one of our sessions all you need to do is turn up and play! If you have any questions at all please contact the individual centres direct.
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