ENGLAND Rugby’s O2 Touch programme has successfully reached and surpassed its target of introducing 15,000 registered players to the game by summer 2017 – a year ahead of its intended deadline.
There are now 17,500 registered O2 Touch players, playing touch rugby on a regular basis across England, with over 300 O2 Touch Centres across the country, where the sport is played by men and women of all abilities.
RFU rugby development director Steve Grainger said: “O2 Touch is one of England Rugby’s key legacy programmes and we are delighted to be celebrating this milestone, hitting our participation targets a year ahead of schedule.
“The programme has gone from strength-to-strength and the Rugby World Cup has had a positive impact on its growth rate. Through an innovative approach O2 Touch has been able to attract and retain a new playing audience and deliver a lasting legacy for the game.”
Go backPosted on 4th August 2016