As part of RCL Wildgen 10’s Festival of Rugby, the goal was to celebrate a 1st season of Junior Touch as RCL. “We started junior touch to provide an opportunity for girls and boys who love to run and catch balls, to play a form of rugby without tackling” said Nick Frank, President of the RCL Touch club. “From the success of the RCL Touch Club and corporate league, we knew just how inclusive Touch can be in terms of age, sex and ability. We wanted to see if the same would apply to the kids in the RCL Ecole de Rugby.
Another unique feature of Junior Touch rugby is that parents are encouraged to play with their children. Initially the idea was to introduce the parents to Touch rugby, but the organisers found that the children really enjoyed playing with their parents. It has become an important feature of the club, giving confidence to all the players and making it a fun Saturday morning for all. And this togetherness has led to sponsorship of Junior Touch by KLEOS. Not only is it ‘cool’ for the kids to be sponsored by a “Space company”, but has also meant they all have their own Junior Touch playing shirts.
Such has been the response this year, next September Junior Touch rugby will be expanding to include boys and girls from 13-16, with the objective of playing in the European Junior Touch championships in 2020. Those interested in playing Touch rugby can contact the organisers by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details, see www.touchluxembourg.lu
From September, they will be playing every Saturday morning at 10:00 at Cessange as part of the RCL Ecole de Rugby.