In line with Stage D of the RFU’s return to rugby roadmap, the Field are able to take part in special touch rugby friendlies against other clubs. The Ready4Rugby format is a form of 10-a-side touch rugby, played over a smaller pitch, with rolling subs and specific playing conditions.
We have a number of fixtures lined up over the next few weeks. We will face Huddersfield YMCA away on Thursday 22nd October, then Cleckheaton at home on Thursday 29th October followed by Sandal at home on Thursday 5th November. We will then take a trip to Morley on Thursday 12th November before facing Heath at home on Thursday 19th November, who i’m sure will have a number of familiar faces in their team. The final game of this round of fixtures will be Halifax Vandals at home on Thursday 26th November.
The game follows all Government & RFU guidance for sport with precautions in place taken to make it COVID safe including sanitising the balls, regular breaks and social distancing measures.
Spectators are allowed but must follow all social distancing guidelines. Spectators are allowed in groups of up to six, but must not mix households and must remain socially distanced from other groups.
Both clubs will be fielding two teams of 10 players. The games will be played on the back pitches and kick off at 7pm. Games will be two 15 minute halves, with breaks to sanitise the balls. The aggregate score across both of the games will determine the overall winner.
Anyone attending must scan the below QR code to assist NHS Test and Trace. The QR code will also be available pitchside.