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Touch section created at Peterborough Rugby Club as lockdown eases

As restrictions on outdoor sports are set to ease, Peterborough Touch Rugby has announced a partnership with Yaxley Rugby to create a new Touch section within the Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club (PRUFC).
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Summer fixtures, tournaments and leagues are planned, with final details to be confirmed

From March 31, three sessions a week of touch rugby will be running at the Fengate-based PRUFC site. 

Squad training will run from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays, while a general session (that will become a summer league from May to August) will run from 7pm to 9pm on Fridays. A social Touch session and u13s session will run on Saturday mornings, from 9am to 10.30am.

Sharing the news on social media, Peterborough Touch Rugby stated: "You are welcome to attend as many of these sessions as you like, the cost of which is covered through existing membership for PRUFC members or a one-off payment of £20 / £10 (U25s) for non-PRUFC members.

"When we start back we will still be operating under Stage 4 of the England Touch RTP protocol which means that we will be limited to 30 players per group and need everyone to register in advance, along with social distancing and hygiene as covered under our risk assessment from last year."

Communication about session dates and player registration can be found on the O2 Touch App - participants are asked to download the app and register Peterborough RFC as their home centre.

Summer fixtures, tournaments and leagues are planned, but details still need to be pinned down by the organisers.

The post continued: "With all the opportunity of the new venture we will be looking for volunteers to help and will be looking to establish a new committee over the summer, so please get in touch if you can help."