Building on the success of the previous People’s Health Trust grant, the North Derbyshire Chargers are looking to secure a franchise from the Rugby Football League (RFL) to provide training and game opportunities for touch rugby league across the East Midlands and surrounding areas – working with surrounding professional and community clubs to establish regular fixtures and competitions where possible.
Chairman of the North Derbyshire Chargers, Ged Connolly-Thompson, said: “The club are looking forward to continuing to develop the sport of Rugby League across all age groups and with record crowds turning out to watch the Rugby League World Cup the timing couldn’t be better.”
Touch Rugby League is a modified, non contact version of the game which is suitable for male and female participants over the age of 14 and for any ability with the focus upon keeping fit and skills development. More information is available from the Touch Rugby League web site including a copy of the Touch RL Rules.
The club are currently in discussions with the RFL over how to progress the expression of interest and will be making an announcement soon on availability of sessions, sign up dates, prices and locations where the sessions will be offered.