Following the success of Scrum in the Park and Scrum on the Beach, this summer sees the launch of O2 Rugby Reunion, a nationwide initiative to encourage players that have drifted away from rugby to get back involved and put a team together.
Teams will be invited to take part in one or more of a series of touch rugby events across the UK, culminating in a final event in London’s Regent’s Park on 12th September with a chance of meeting some of the current England Rugby team
Aimed at reigniting players’ passion for rugby, O2 Rugby Reunion uses Facebook to reconnect players with their old teams and make it easy for them to start playing again. Using the specially-created O2 Rugby Reunion Facebook application, a captain can register a team and interest in a specific touch rugby event, send invites to friends and confirm attendance at the event once a minimum of six team members have been recruited. Teams can then opt to take part in either the ‘fun’ or ‘competitive’ category for their local event. Teams can also come along on the day and register.
There will be six regional touch rugby events taking place throughout the country as follows:
• Newcastle, Ryton RFC – Saturday 24th July
• London, Old Deer Park – Saturday 31st July
• Bristol, Portway Centre – Saturday 7th August
• Manchester, Broughton Park RFC – Saturday14th August
• Coventry, Coundon Hall Park – Saturday 21st August
• Bournemouth, Oakmedians RFC – Sunday 29th August
The final event then takes place at London’s Regent’s Park on Sunday 12th September. Open to all, the event offers a day of rugby related fun for everyone including live music, a BBQ and a chance to meet some of the current England Rugby Team. Regional finalists in the competitive category will be invited to compete at the finale event in London’s Regent’s Park.
For more information and to get your team together, head to the Facebook page at http://bit.ly/o2Rugby_ReUnion.