Touch rugby tournament at Horsham

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HORSHAM Rugby Club host their annual charity touch rugby tournament this Saturday and organisers are promising it will be bigger and better than ever.

Players from the club, along with others from clubs such as Barns Green, Holbrook, Portsmouth will make up the 16 team adult competition, and there will also be a youth competition running throughout the day which players of all ages can still take part in.

Horsham RFC player and one of the day’s organisers Giles Barber said: “This is our fifth year of running the tournament and our aim is to make it bigger and better then last year.

“The aim of the day is to raise money for the Wooden Spoon, a local charity who help disadvantaged children living in Sussex, whether the disadvantage is social, physical or mental.

“A fraction of the money will also be used for the re-development of the clubhouse, we are currently in the first phase of the renovation, which is replacing the roof.”

The event takes place at the club’s Coolhurst Ground with the adult’s competition beginning at 1pm and the youth competition starts at 12pm, although those wanting to enter a team need to do so before 11.30am.

Kids can enter a team for free but each adult player will pay a fee of £10 (which includes the famous pink socks!), as Horsham aim to raise between £1,000 and £2,000 in total from the day. The club is still looking for donations for the raffle, contact Giles Barber on 07903818399.