Touch Rugby

This Module is run by Local Touch and is affiliated with Touch North Harbour & Touch New Zealand – Bernie McCallion (Module manager), Andrea London (Module administrator), Sara Prendergast (draws & results). They will now only be dealing with 1 representative from schools so please direct ALL queries via Ryan McWilliams (Mairangi Bay School Sports Co-ordinator).

This team sport is available to both girls and boys.

School Sports Registration Form

Venue:

TBA

Cost:

$45 per child

Payments can be made online – visit our School Payments page for more information.

Uniform

  • School sports uniform to be worn (or other identical t-shirts) and rugby/soccer/touch boots recommended – with moulded sprigs. NO metal sprigs or bare feet are allowed.

Competition Divisions (for both Monday/Tuesday and Thursday modules)

  • Yr 1&2 Mixed or Boys only (Tuesday/Thursday)
  • Yr 3&4 Mixed, Boys only or Girls only (Monday/Thursday)
  • Yr 5&6 Mixed, Boys only or Girls only (Monday/Thursday)
  • Mixed teams must have a minimum of 3 girls on the field at any one time (and a minimum of 4 girls registered)
  • Girls may play in the boys division, but no boys allowed in the girls only division.
  • Finals will be held on the last Monday/Thursday, with prizegiving straight after
  • Yr 1&2 competition will play on a half touch field

Game Times

  • 2 x 15 min halves (no half time break)
  • Games times will be at 3.45, 4.15, 4.45, 5.15, 5.45, 6.15 and possibly 6.45 (if needed)
  • Yr 1& 2 will generally play at the earlier times (times will be 3.45, 4.15, 4.45 and 5.15)

Season Dates

It is a 9 week competition, starting in Term 4, Week 1:

First round games begin: Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Thursday 12th October 2018

Final round games: Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th December 2018

Draws and Results

  • Draws and weekly results will be published on www.localtouch.co.nz
  • Time requests/dates unavailable – please advise at registration time (they will do their best but no promises)

Referees

  • The module will provide qualified referees where possible
  • BUT, there is a shortage of qualified referees so it is possible some games cannot be covered
  • PARENTS/STUDENTS INTERESTED in refereeing – can start with a beginners Touch Module Referee Course – $10. Go to www.touchnz.co.nz and scroll down to “click here to purchase the course” or contact Vicki McLellan on 444 2057

Coaching

Courses available for new coaches – visit www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz

Representative Trials

  • Usually held in November (date and venue tbc)
  • There will be junior trials for Under 9’s, Under 11’s (as well as 13’s, 15’s 17’s)
  • Any player from any affiliated module can attend these trials (including those from Local Touch Junior Modules)
  • Players must register for trials online at www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz (go to Rep Trials page)

First Aid

  • All teams to supply their own first aid. Coaches/managers should be aware of any medical conditions

Player Treats

  • Treats for players will be provided at various times throughout the season
  • Team managers will be delivered their treats at their field during the game

Rubbish

Please take all rubbish home with you. Leaving a mess will jeopardize the future use of these grounds.

Touch North Harbour Code of Conduct – Click here