The Lymm Senior Touch Rugby team registered their first competitive win during a fesival in Widnes on Saturday 17th July, raising money for Cancer Research. Having only been formed in January, the team consists of a group of coaches, mums and dads of Lymm RFC's mini and juniors and range in age from mid thirties to 50 yrs.
Last saturday saw Lymm play in an invitational charity festival, hosted by Halton Touch and competing against established Touch teams from Manchester, North Wales and Tyneside. This was the second such event that Lymm have participated in, following their debut in Wrexham on 11th of June.
Despite a mixture of torrential rain and bright sunshine, the Halton tournament was played in round robin format, and Lymm managed their first ever positive result in a 2-2 draw with North Wales Touch. The two teams were then paired again in the shield final in which Lymm ran out 3-2 winners.
Touch Rugby is a fast, no contact game, that can be played at any age. Mainstream competitions are played by mixed teams. At the moment the Lymm squad is mainly male orientated, and are actively trying to redress the balance. If you would like to join in, get fit and socialise in the pub later, then come along to the rugby club in Crouchley Lane on Friday evenings at 7:00pm.
More pictures from the tournament and details of Touch Rugby can be found on the England Touch Rugby website