Rugby finds soft landing on 7MB

| 11/02/2011

(CNS): Have you ever drawn a line in the sand and told someone not to cross it? Welcome to the world of Beach Touch Rugby. Seven Mile Beach is a great place to relax. It’s also a great place for sports and on Mondays from 5:15pm. there’s a new sport hitting the sand. It’s fast, it’s frantic and it’s great fun. Beach Touch Rugby! This form of rugby is open for everyone as men and women play side by side. The rules are simple. You run forwards and pass backwards. The “tackle” is replaced with a “touch” and the winner is the team that scores the most tries. You literally cross that line in the sand. You get six attempts or “touches” to score a try and if you don’t score or if you drop the ball then possession passes to the other team.

A tournament may be developed later this year but at the moment people are just encouraged to come down, have a go and join in the fun. Organizer Sharlee Henshaw says, “Beach touch is a great workout in a great location and at no cost. To be able to play sport on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea is something which I consider to be very lucky to do. The sand makes less impact on the joints but is a slightly more challenging exercise. Saying that, everyone is able to play, whether they’ve played touch before or not. I love seeing new people giving this sport a go.”

So the challenge is out there, go cross that line in the sand! If you’re a lover of rugby in whatever form, Beach Touch Rugby is a great way to hone your skills and keep fit. And if you have never played rugby in your life then it is a great way to start in the friendly atmosphere of a social game with a cracking bunch of guys and girls. As Bertie Bassett once said, "It’s a game for all sorts!"
After a session there are the added attractions of an ice cold drink or a dip in the ocean. Either way, get yourself down to the beach at Royal Palms every Monday at 5:15 p.m. for a great time. For further information about this or any other touch rugby events, please email Sharlee at

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