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Tug of War

Tug of War Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
mick.copper@tiscali.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01933 622639

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What is Tug of War?

The object is to pull the opposing team a distance of four metres.

A Tug of War team consists of eight pullers plus a coach and a trainer. The coach is the only person in the arena (apart from the judge) who may address remarks to the team during a pull. All pulls are conducted under the control of a judge. Pulls are best of three, the choice of first end being decided by the toss of a coin. The object is to pull the opposing team a distance of four metres.

Outdoor Tug of War (on grass) takes place from March to September, and Indoor Tug of War (on mats) takes place from October to February.

Facts

  • Tug of war was part of the Olympic Games between 1900 and 1920.

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Harborough District Council
    Blaby District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Sport England
    QUEST
    Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
  • East Midlands Platform
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Safeguarding
    Leicester City Council
  • Loughborough University
    British Heart Foundation
    Melton Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Equality Standard
    QUEST
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
  • Loughborough University
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
  • County Sport Network