Midlands All-Ladies 'Super Sunday' Tournament
The first of three day-long women’s ‘Super Sunday’ Touch (rugby) tournaments, organised by the UK’s largest all-women touch league, which is based in the Midlands, will be staged on Sunday 21 June at Old Laurentians Rugby Club.
The event is being organised by the Midlands Ladies Touch League (MLTL) and any woman aged 13 and upwards can join one of the teams taking part in and have a go at this fast and exciting non-contact sport, which involves passing and running with the ball to score touch downs. Play will start at 11am and finish around 5pm.
Fizz Bewley, Administrator for the MLTL says that Touch is one of the fastest growing sports for women in the Midlands: “ Because it is non contact, anyone can play – whole families in mixed or single gender events and it is a brilliant way to get fit, make friends and have a lot of fun. The MLTL is an open league and new teams can enter at any time in the season and women of all ages can find a club near them and have a go.”
The league has grown massively in the last year and 16 women’s teams with around 200 women now regularly play, which means that the league, from this season, has been divided in two regions – North East and South West. Each of the regions hosts six regional league tournaments in the 2015 Touch season, which runs from March to November, to find their regional champion. The three, all-team “Super Sunday” tournaments: two in the summer and a final in the autumn, will decide the overall MLTL winners.
The 16, all-women teams that will compete at the first Super Sunday on 21 June are: Pershore, Redditch, Bredon (Worcestershire); Bromyard, Luctonians, Greyhounds, Ross (Herefordshire); Berry Hill (Gloucestershire); Stratford, Wellesbourne, Old Laurentians, Berkeswell & Balsall, Rugby SA, Newbold (Warwickshire); Camp Hill (Solihull); and Cannock (Staffordshire).
The MLTL, which is affiliated to the England Touch Association, organises tournaments at all of these clubs, which play to Federation of International Touch (FIT) rules, with trained referees and coaches.
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