Clitheroe to host touch rugby

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If you are aged 16 or over and want to get fit and have fun at the same time, check your diary for the next six Tuesday evenings.

The first of six consecutive Clitheroe Touch Rugby Series sessions, all of which are free to all and for both sexes, starts on Tuesday at the Castle field between 7-8-30 p.m.

The series has been organised by Clitheroe Rugby Club as a way of bringing more people into a sport that’s growing around the world.

Touch has developed from rugby, but rather than tackling and all the intricacies of the game, it is a simple, energetic game suitable for all fitness levels.

One of sport’s best kept secrets, it’s an extremely effective means of improving cardiovascular fitness, strength, coordination, speed of movement and agility.

Clitheroe held the inaugural series last summer with more than 50 people attending each session. Since then the club has continued to grow with two senior teams, a few veterans games and a fast-expanding junior section experiencing successes throughout last season.

Chairman Andrew Thornber said: “The club is committed to build on the success of last year’s Touch Series to bring more people into the game of rugby in general.

“It’s been recognised that surprisingly few people are aware that we have a rugby club in the town, despite the club being formed in 1977 and being resident at Littlemoor for more than 35 years.

“We hope that events like these will change that!”

If you are interested in coming or just want to find out more, you can turn up on the night or e-mail

There is also a Facebook page under Clitheroe Touch Rugby or on Twitter @clitheroerugby