RUGBYFEST: World record attempt planned for most players in a touch rugby game

Leicester Tigers and England legend Tim Stimpson in town for the RugbyFest launch in May. The world record attempt will be a fun game for all ages.   Picture by Victoria Alice Photography
Leicester Tigers and England legend Tim Stimpson in town for the RugbyFest launch in May. The world record attempt will be a fun game for all ages. Picture by Victoria Alice Photography

All ages welcome to take part - no experience necessary

Fancy being a world record holder? The biggest ever mass participation exhibition game of touch rugby is being planned as part of the RugbyFest celebrations.

Organisers of the world record attempt, Sevens Touch, are inviting families and anyone of any age to join the fun - and hope to get more than 1,000 people involved.

Taking place on Saturday, September 23 on the Springhill pitches in Barby Road, it will cost £10 to take part (as well as the standard Rugby Fest ticket) but everyone who does so will receive a T-shirt.

Each person will play for about 10 minutes and has to catch and pass the ball at least once. No experience is necessary. Organisers expect the 12-a-side game to last about seven hours!

To find out more visit: http://www.7stouch.co.uk/worldrecord

Supporting five charities, RugbyFest (from September 22-24) is a weekend celebrating everything that the game has become, from touch and wheelchair rugby to veterans tens. It will kick-off on the Friday evening with a Legends game on the Close at Rugby School where it all began.

Co-founders Spencer Brown and Mark Dunkley came up with the idea to promote Rugby as the home of the game, with tournaments and exhibitions to celebrate all its modern forms.