Touch has been part of MRFC since early 2016 with O2 Touch support.
This variant of the oval ball game has played a part in giving our coaches and parents, our youth age and above team players - men and women and boys and girls - a chance to run out onto the field together - for fun, for fitness, and as a way of getting to know Melbourne RFC.
Four of our touch players have joined in with MRFC contact sides in 17/18.
There are about 31 of us connected to Touch as players. We play throughout the year with numbers average about 15-20. There is no commitment to turn up every week. What we try to do is limit the playing side to about 7-10 aside which allows each player plenty of time on the ball, or organising themselves defensively - the idea after all is for each and every player to come off the field tired and happy, fitter, and better ball handlers and defenders.
There is a small fee on turning up £2 for adults, £1 for youth (helps with pitch rental costs at Repton over the 6 months of low light)
Touch Rugby is on Mondays 7-8. After the winter under flood lights at Repton we move onto grass pitches.
Our club has been considering an option to move Touch to the grass at Melbourne's MSP this summer (from 7 May). Touch might then move from Mondays to Wednesdays for a 4-6 week period (the MRFC Summer Break) to give MRFC players and parents the chance to try Touch out, to give coaches an optional break, and for players to keep up fitness.
The Latest: we move to Melbourne MSP Pitch 1 from Monday 7th May 2018.