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Workplace Softball Competition (+ Walking/Touch Rugby Taster Sessions)

Workplace Softball Competition (+ Walking/Touch Rugby Taster Sessions) Icon

Workplace Softball Competition (+ Walking/Touch Rugby Taster Sessions)

Companies and organisations across Leicester-Shire and Rutland are invited to take part in our next Workplace Competition - Softball!

Location
Old Newtonians Rugby Football Club, Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 3PJ
Contact
Luke Green / l.green@lrsport.org / 01509564863

Workplace Softball Competition (+ Walking/Touch Rugby Taster Sessions)

Companies and organisations across Leicester-Shire & Rutland are invited to take part in our next Workplace Competition - Softball!

Additionally during the down time between Softball games, participants will have the opportunity to try non-contact mixed gender versions of rugby union including touch and walking variants of the game.

Run at Old Newtonians Rugby Club, the three hour event will allow you take on other workplaces for the chance to be crowned Softball Champions!!

Mixed slow pitch softball is a recreational, social and enjoyable game that's easy to learn and play, even for people who are not 'athletes' or don't have much experience of team sports. It's a lot like baseball in terms of the rules, but because the ball is pitched slowly to each batter (as the name implies!), it's easy to hit the ball and succeed at the sport's central skill. The fact that men and women play together in the same team and on an equal level gives the sport a social buzz.

In partnerships with Old Newtonians Rugby Football Club and England Rugby, there will be an opportunity to try non-contact visions of the game. During your time between Softball matches, England Rugby Professional staff will deliver taster sessions for Walking and Touch Rugby. Both formats are non-contact versions of the game and require no prior understanding of rugby to participate in and enjoy.

Touch is a fun and friendly environment for both men and women of all abilities to get involved in touch rugby. Whether it's about increasing your activity levels or having a great time exercising as a group, this is social fitness at its best.

Walking Rugby is a simplified version of Rugby suitable for all ages, abilities and those interested in Rugby without any experience! Without the contact, those wishing to increase their activity levels can try a new sport. Walking Rugby is a great leveller and you do not need to be fit to participate.

Please ensure that all team members come in suitable clothing and footwear to play Softball and Touch/Walking Rugby and make sure that you bring plenty of drinks. Arrival is from 5.30 pm, with the competition starting promptly at 6.00 pm.

The competition will be delivered by Leicester Royals Softball team, with an emphasise on fun. Rules will be sent prior to the event; however, instruction and practice will be available on the day in addition to all the equipment you will need to play a game of Softball. The competition is suitable for all ages and abilities, and there must be one representative from each gender on the pitch at all times.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

Two teams are permitted per workplace - additional teams may be requested. This is to ensure that a variety of workplaces can take part.

Format: 8 players per team, mixed gender.

Additional players: it is possible to bring up to 2 extra players on the night as substitutes (bringing your team to 10 players). Payment (additional £4.00 per additional player) and names will need to be provided on arrival.

Cost: £32.00 per team of 8 (£4.00 per person)

To book a place please click below.

Booking

It is preferred that you use our online payment system to confirm your booking. If this is not possible then you can select to pay 'offline' and post a cheque made payable to Leicestershire County Council FAO Luke Green, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF at least 48 hours before the event.

IMPORTANT - payment will no longer be accepted on the day of the event (with the exception of payment for additional players/subs). Please ensure that payment is made online or by cheque at least 48 hours prior to the event otherwise your place may be given to another team.

Please note - Cancellations must be given 48 hours prior to event start or full payment will still be charged. Thank you for your co-operation.

Please also note that only one team member name needs to be given at the time of booking, details of other team members will be collected prior to the competition.

General

£32.00

Quantity:

Sales end 19th May 2019

8 remaining

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
    Sport England
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Partnerships
    NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
    H&B LSA

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • O&W LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships
  • Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
  • Melton LSA
    NWL LSA