Touch Rugby

Milford School will be playing in a Local Touch Junior Module after school on Thursdays during Term 4; registrations will be taken during Term 3.

THE COMPETITION

  • Year 1 & 2: Mixed, Boys, Girls; if there are not enough girl’s team entered, they will be entered in mixed grade. The Year 1 & 2 Competition play on a half touch field.
  • Year 3 & 4: Mixed, Boys, Girls.
  • Year 5&6: Mixed, Boys, Girls

Mixed teams must include a minimum of 3 girls on the field at all times (and a minimum of 4 girls registered).

TIME OF GAMES

  • Games are two 15 minute halves, with no half time break.
  • Game times are usually 3.45pm, 4.15pm, 4.45pm, 5.15pm, 5.45pm, and 6.15pm.
  • The Y1 & 2’s tend to play the earlier game times, and the Y5 & 6 the later times. But there are some overlaps, and often double-headers.

SEASON DATES

It is usually a 9 week competition, beginning approximately mid October and finishing during the final week of school. The venue this season is likely to be back at Becroft Park.

DRAWS & RESULTS

REFEREES

  • The Module will provide qualified referees. Please know they do everything they can to get referees to cover games.
  • Parents/Students interested in refereeing, can start with the beginners ‘Touch Module Referee Course’ which is done online at http://www.touchnz.co.nz The cost is $10. Go to the Referee page; at the bottom there is a link to the Courses section; once on the Courses page scroll down and click where it says “Click here to purchase the course”.
  • To register as a Local Touch Referee, or to enquire about becoming a Touch Referee, please contact Vicki McLellan, 444 2057.

COACHING

  • If you are interested in coaching, our school could organise an in-school introductory course for coaches closer to the start of the season. Please let us know if you’re interested.
  • Touch North Harbour also run TNZ Induction and Level One Coaching Courses – for more information on these courses or to register, go to http://www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

  • As Local Touch are affiliated Modules (member of Touch North Harbour), our players have access to Touch North Harbour player development opportunities.
  • TNH Age Group Skill Clinics
  • Open registration event, designed for school-aged players wanting to take the next step towards becoming a representative player, but also for current representative players.
  • Schools will be sent more information, or you can keep an eye on the Touch NH website – http://www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz.

REPRESENTATIVE TRIALS

  • The Touch North Harbour representative trials are usually held in November. Date and venue to be confirmed.
  • There are junior trials for Under 9’s, Under 11’s (as well as 13’s, 15’s, 17’s).
  • Any player from any affiliated Module can attend these trials – this includes all players from Local Touch Junior Modules.
  • Players must register for trials online at www.touchnorthharbour.co.nz; go to the Representative (Rep Trials) page of the website.

UNIFORM

  • Our players must wear a Milford School Sports shirt (available from the Milford School Office) and Navy shorts.
  • No player is to play in bare feet.
  • Rugby/soccer/touch boots are fine as long as they have moulded sprigs but no metal.

CANCELLATIONS

  • Cancellations will be broadcast by 2.00pm:
  • Via the Local Touch website www.localtouch.co.nz 
  • Via the Local Touch manager’s email database
  • Via the Local Touch Facebook page
  • If we are forced to cancel, that night’s game will not be replayed.  Always follow the draw dates.

DATES FOR 2017

It is a 9 week competition, starting in TERM 4 WEEK 1:
First Round Games begin: Thu 19th October 2017
Final Round Games: Thu 14th December 2017