Q I've played a lot of Touch before, which rules are you playing?
A The answer is; the official Touch rules which are played throughout the world as defined by Federation of International Touch. Available here.
Anyone that has been to a rugby training session has probably played some form of Touch as a warm-up or game at the end. However, each club, school, organisation or group of friends probably plays a slightly different version of the same game.
The main features to note of FIT Touch are;
There are videos, a presentation and a fact sheet available here to help you better understand the game.
Q What is this family tournament all about then?
A Touch is a game of minimal contact which means that men and women can play together on the same teams. This also means that children and adults can play together with a comparatively low risk of injury.
The WWT Family Cup is a chance for families and their friends to form a team together and have a bit of fun competing in this exciting sport against other teams. More information on the WWT Family Cup here.
Q Where is the tournament?
Llandysul is a small town in Ceredigion in the heart of west Wales. The town is situated on the River Teifi (pronounced Tay-vee, in Welsh) and is well known for it's fishing and kayaking. It is around 20-25 minutes drive from Carmarthen or Lampeter, 50 odd minutes from Aberystwyth or Swansea and approximately 90 minutes from Cardiff.
Llandysul is best known as the home of Gwasg Gomer, one of the most prominent publishers of Welsh-interest and Welsh language books in Wales. The town is twinned with Plogonnec (Plogoneg) in Brittany, France. The population was 2902 at the 2001 Census. More information on the town here
The playing fields are situated two minutes walk away from the main High Street and less than five minutes walk from Llandysul Paddlers Centre where bunkhouse accommodation and camping is available. The fields are usually host to cricket, hockey and football, but will be marked out for Touch on the weekend of the tournament.
Q Where can I park?
Parking is available at both the playing fields and Llandysul Paddlers Centre, although parking fees may apply.
Q What can we do in the evening following the tournament?
A post match function will take place at Llandysul Cricket Club following the tournament. More details to follow soon!
Q Where can I play Touch?
At the moment, there are only two leagues operating in west Wales and they are both in the southern part of the region; Llanelli and the Gower. More information here.
It is hoped that following this tournament either a club or league can be established in Llandysul. Contact me if you would like to be a part of this.
You can also get regular updates, information about courses, leagues and all things Touch by following my Blog or by 'Liking' the Wild West Touch Facebook page.