Wakefield Trinity’s Play Touch Rugby League (PTRL) season has been a great success in the first half of the competition.
Trinity has a full capacity of 12 teams with games taking place on Mondays between 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Following a new structure, schedule and PTRL coordinator in Daz Fisher we have seen record numbers of players consistently taking part.
Mick Amos Director of Operations of the trust said “We have people of different ages, gender and experience playing the game we love in a fun, social and competitive manner. The age range of participants is from 16-60 and playing ability from ‘Should have seen me in my day Dads’ to ‘Super League stars’”.
“Daz Fisher has done a great job and communicates very well with the captains and players. We are committed to keep improving year on year and I think we have done this. We are looking at running a second competition in the Autumn/Winter on Saturdays such is the demand”.
Trinity’s PTRL competition started in May with three Leagues of four and each team played each other twice. The middle league has now split with the top two teams joining league one and the bottom two teams joining league two. In each league everyone will play each other once. After this everyone will play for either Gold, Silver or Bronze. Every single team will have something to play for on the very last week of competition!
Daz Fisher said “This year’s PTRL competition has been fantastic so far and credit is due to the captains and players for creating the magic week on week. It’s great to see so many people come down and enjoy the games, share laughter and show all the skills that Play Touch Rugby League brings. This half of the competition will be great for teams to now compete for the finals in the last week. Everything is to play for”.
“We have had some great professionals and legends of the game down playing and supporting our competition. Father and Son of the Price, Crowther, Jowitt, Poching and McDermott families. We are also honoured to have other first team players Tinirau Arona, Mickey Sio and David Fifita in the teams along with many community players from across the district”.
Mick Heppinstall from The Rugby Football league said “Wakefield has proved that with a little bit of thought and planning, teams are getting a good experience each week. The excellent communication between Daz and the captains has shown the programme can grow and be enjoyed by all ages & abilities. At the midpoint of the year Wakefield has set the bar for other licensee’s as we approach the nomination time for licensee of the year”.
Touch Rugby League is a fast, skilful and action packed team sport, played in a fun and social atmosphere, without any of the tackling you see in a traditional game of Rugby League. There is no better way to getting fit and active, burning calories, building muscle tone and having fun with your friends without having to be a member of a gym.
Keep an eye out for our Autumn/Winter League which will take place on Saturday mornings.