Touch Rugby

Touch rugby is a Term 1 & 4 sport where TPS students are able to register and play touch rugby in the appropriate TPS touch team outside of school hours (after school).

TPS participates within the Primary School Touch Module run by www.localtouch.co.nz

Term 1, 2021 Playing & Competition Information:

Teams & Grades:

TPS will aim to have the following teams depending on numbers registered:

  • Year 1 & 2

  • Year 3 & 4

  • Year 5 & 6

All age groups can have mixed, boys and girls teams depending on number of TPS students who register to play will depend on the make-up of the teams each year.

TPS mixed touch rugby teams must include a minimum of 4 girls registered in each team and the competition rules require a minimum of 3 girls on the field at all times for mixed teams. Teams are 6-a-side on the field and up to 6 subs (maximum of 12 players per team). Teams are not graded, everyone who registers and pays their touch fees, gets to play.

Games:

Games are played on Monday afternoons with rounds scheduled between 3.45pm and 6.15pm each week, with younger players playing in the earlier time slots. Games are 30 minutes in duration, made up of two 15 minute halves.

Draws:

Draws, will be published on www.localtouch.co.nz for the season.

Uniforms:

  • Players are to play in the TPS Sports Top and their own sports/running shorts.

  • All players MUST wear appropriate shoes. NO bare feet.

  • Running Shoes, Rugby/soccer/touch boots are fine as long as they have moulded sprigs, no metal sprigs.

Fees:

  • TPS Touch Fees are $30 per player, to be paid at the either the school office or online payment portal HERO.

  • All fees must be paid prior to the first game

Team Practices:

  • Teams generally practice directly prior to their games, however may have some before school or at lunch time in the lead up to the competition.

  • Once coaches for each team are established team training times will be arranged and communicated by each coach/manager.

Coaching:

Our TPS touch rugby teams require parent support in coaching and managing teams. If your child/ren are registered to play within a TPS team and you are able to assist with coaching or managing please indicate this on your child/ren’s registration. We need volunteer coaches and managers to help!


If your child is interested in playing touch rugby for TPS in Term 1, please complete the online registration form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1huFNKQuRVRJHvfz3bIaopUK4oMup6s3vghC35b-41yI/edit?usp=sharing

Registrations close 12 February 2021

If you have never seen touch before check out a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P_GxGyq4eE

If you have any sports related questions, please email Anneke at sports@tps.school.nz