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Touch Rugby 2017


The Touch Rugby season is run in Term 4 - Registrations are now closed for 2017 season

The divisions are Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4, Year 5 & 6 either a boys team, a girls team, or in mixed teams. 

Teams will play on a Thursday afternoon.

Auckland Council are yet to confirm the ground, It will either be Becroft Park or McFetridge Park.


Season Dates
Commencing Week 1, Term 4. 
First round will be 19 October
Last Round 14 December.
 
Time of Games
Games are two 15 minute halves, with no half time break. 
Game times are 3.45pm, 4.15pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm, 5.45pm or 6.15.
The Y1&2’s tend to play the earlier game times, and the Y5&6 the later times. But there are some overlaps, and often double-headers.

Draws and Results
Season Draws, and weekly Results will be published on: www.localtouch.co.nz. We will also have the draw on the school website

Uniform
Our players must wear Pinehill Sports Uniform.
No player is to play in bare feet. 
Rugby/soccer/touch boots are fine as long as they have moulded sprigs, no metal.

Coaching

The school does not provide coaching, we ask that parents or family members volunteer to ideally take a coaching session with the team, and to manage the team on game day.

If you are interested in coaching, Touch North Harbour run TNZ Induction and Level One Coaching Courses – for more information on these courses or to register, go to www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz. 

Cancellations
Cancellations will be broadcast by 2.00pm:
- Via the Local Touch website
- Via the Local Touch managers’ email database
- Via the Local Touch Facebook page
Cancelled games are not replayed. Always follow the draw dates.

For further information about the Rules and Regulations click here and code of conduct please click here

Referees
The Module will provide qualified referees. Please know they do everything they can to get referees to cover games. 
Parents/Students interested in refereeing, can start with the beginners ‘Touch Module Referee Course’ which is done online at www.touchnz.co.nz.

Player Development
As Local Touch are affiliated Modules (member of Touch North Harbour), our players have access to Touch North Harbour player development opportunities.
TNH Age Group Skill Clinics
Open registration event, designed for school-aged players wanting to take the next step towards becoming a representative player, but also for current representative players.
Schools will be sent more information, or you can keep an eye on the Touch NH website – www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz.

Representative Trials
The Touch North Harbour representative trials are usually held in November. Date and venue to be confirmed. 
There are junior trials for Under 10's, Under 12’s (as well as 14’s, 16’s, 18’s). 

Any player from any affiliated Module can attend these trials – this includes all players from Local Touch Junior Modules.
Players must register for trials online at www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz; go to the Representative (Rep Trials) page of the website.