2012 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
TOUCH RUGBY HITS THE BEACH AT PENDINE
Wales Touch Association (WTA) announce that their flagship annual beach tournament will take place on Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th August 2013
Touch Rugby (usually known simply as Touch) is based on the full contact Rugby League/Union but is a recognized sport in it’s own right. It is widely popular in the southern hemisphere and is becoming increasingly popular in Wales with leagues and teams in Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli, Bridgend, RCT and Wrexham amongst others.
For the second time, the Pendine tournament will be delivered in conjunction with Cyffwrdd Gorllewin Gwyllt (Wild West Touch) formed earlier in 2012 in order to promote Touch in west Wales.
Gorllewin Gwyllt Director, Matthew Adams explains;
‘Pendine is almost certainly the best beach Touch tournament in Europe and is a fantastic weekend for everyone involved. I'm again looking forward to attending with our Gorllewin Gwyllt mixed open team which brings together players from across west Wales - let's hope home advantage pays off!’
With many of the WTA players, coaches and officials present during the tournament, it’s possible that some new talent will be unearthed, WTA Development Director Matt Enoch elaborates;
‘We have already picked up two players that have represented Wales in the Touch World Cup and European Championships from the Llanelli module and we know that west Wales is a talent hot spot. We’re on the look out for players that show potential who will be asked to join a development centre where we aim to produce future internationals. Pendine will be a great place for players to show us what they can do.’
For those that don’t wish to play Touch there will be a number of other activities available through Pendine Outdoor Education Centre. The Centre will be open during the weekend and offer a wide variety of exciting activities such as climbing, high ropes, abseiling among others, as well as accommodation. More details at www.pendineoutdoors.co.uk
Saturday 24, times to be confirmed but likely to be in the afternoon - Men's Open and Women's Open competitions
Sunday 25, times to be confirmed but likely to be in the afternoon - Mixed Open competition
For further information about Touch and Pendine registration details, go to www.gorllewingwyllt.com or www.facebook.com/wildwesttouch
Matt Adams (Gorllewin Gwyllt) - 07966 235450 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Hobbs (Main Organiser) - 07968 772615 email@example.com
Gethin Williams (Pendine OEC) - 01994 453659 firstname.lastname@example.org