Walking Rugby is a relatively new sport, which follows on the heels of Walking Football and Walking Netball; both of which are proving very popular with the over forties. All three sports are a fun way to add some light-hearted exercise into your weekly routine.
What is Walking Rugby
Walking Rugby is a fun team game that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. It is attractive to both ex-players and those who are completely new to the game. Walking Rugby is a much simpler version of the traditional game of rugby. It is much less physical than a standard game of rugby, the aim is to participate, compete and most importantly, for players to enjoy themselves.
All sessions will start and finish with some gentle warm-up and warm-down exercises to help with overall fitness levels. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the pace and competitiveness of the game, while former rugby or netball players will welcome the flexibility walking rugby offers. As the name suggests, players must walk, not run but it can still be played at a good pace.
Who is Walking Rugby For?
This is a game both sexes, all abilities and is suitable for anyone over 40. Since it is a competitive passing game, it is particularly suitable for ex-Rugby and Netball players, injured and rehabilitating current players and those interested in Rugby but without any experience!
Those past retirement age can still indulge in their passion without the full-on contact - and those wishing to keep up their activity levels can try a new sport. Walking Rugby is a great leveller and players don’t need to be fit – as we can help you with your fitness.
When Will Walking Rugby Start?
Walking Rugby will start at the end of the 2018-19 regular season and run throughout the summer months on Wednesday Evenings. It will continue into the winter months if there is a demand.
All the details about the start date will appear on this website at the end of March, on the club noticeboard and in the local press. We will also have a stand at Fakenham Active’s Funday on 21st April 2019.
Match Fees are just £3.00 per session and your first time will be free. At the group launch we will provide an after-match snack and of course the bar will be open.