Walking Touch Rugby festival a big success

Rob LloydCommunity News, News

More than 70 players across eight teams took part in the first Walking Touch Rugby Festival held at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman.

The festival, a collaboration between Carmarthenshire County’s Council Actif Sports and Leisure Scheme, the Scarlets Community Foundation and the Welsh Rugby Union proved a big success with the focus on participation, keeping fit and enjoyment.

There were teams from Llangennech RFC, Penybanc RFC, Ammanford RFC, Yogits RFC as well as a side from Scarlets Community taking part in two pools refereed by WRU officials.

Scarlets Foundation Manager Paul Fisher said: “It was great to see so many people of all ages engaging with this format of the game. It was not just about the rugby, it was about promoting well-being, socialising and keeping people engaged. This was the first festival that was hosted and we plan to facilitate a walking touch rugby calendar in the near future.”