Touch Rugby League
Touch Rugby is a fast-moving, non-contact game that is played throughout the world by men and women of all ages and skill levels.
This fast, simple and exciting game promotes the fundamental skills of running, handling, evasion and support play, and developing basic principles of attack and defence, without the fear of getting hurt.
Touch Rugby is suitable for both beginners and experienced players. You can play in men's, women's or mixed divisions. It is a minimal contact recreational sport that is about playing the game on the field and also the social atmosphere afterwards.
To get involved in any of the 2012 Broncos Touch Rugby League competitions contact the Foundation team
Women's Rugby League
There are several clubs in the region that cater for women's 13-a-side Rugby League, including West London Sharks in Chiswick, Guildford Giants and Medway Dragons at open-age level and Staines Titans in Feltham and Medway Dragons at junior level. The girl's game has been growing steadily in recent years and whereas in recent years London teams had to travel to Lancashire and Yorkshire for fixtures, there is now regular local competition across the South at all age-groups.
Tag Rugby League
Tag Rugby League is another non-contact form of the game where Velcro tags are worn and are pulled off to indicate a tackle has been made. Like touch, this is a fast-moving and skilful sport suitable for players of all skill levels.
Tag Rugby is also suitable for both beginners and experienced players. You can play in men's, women's or mixed divisions. It is a minimal contact recreational sport that is about playing the game on the field and also the social atmosphere afterwards.
Wheelchair Rugby League
Wheelchair Rugby League is an inclusive sport that anyone can play, and teams are springing up across the country. Played in sport chairs in an indoor hall or outdoor court, Wheelchair RL is similar to the 13-a-side code in that it has 6 tackles, similar offside rules, no forward passes or knock-ons and conversion kicks. Medway Dragons in Gillingham, Kent, are the Broncos closest team and play in the RFL national wheelchair RL competition.
On Sport Relief weekend, 25th March 2012 the London Broncos Foundation, with Medway Dragons community club and Medway Council, will attempt to set a world record for the longest Wheelchair RL match ever played; a 12-hour marathon that will raise awareness of the sport and raise money for Sport Relief. To take part, make a donation or for more information about the event contact the Foundation team.
Masters' Rugby League
Masters RL is a social version of the sport aimed at retired or semi-retired players over 35, with no upper age limit. It's full contact but the rules are modified with players wearing different coloured shorts depending on how old they are.
35-39 year olds wear white shorts and play full contact
40-49 year olds wear black shorts and play full contact
50-59 year olds wear red shorts and must make a 2-handed grab to make a tackle60+ year olds wear gold shorts and only need to make a touch to make a tackle
The emphasis is on playing for fun, so no score is kept, there are no winners and no champions, the point of the game is to play.
If playing Rugby League or a derivative is not for you, then being a Match Official may be. All levels of the game need quality match officials and refereeing courses are run throughout the year by the RFL. The local referees' society holds regular development sessions and there is the opportunity for officials to remain in the London leagues with junior or senior teams or to progress up the Match Officials pathway to national appointments and ultimately referee in Super League. To get involved with being a match official contact the Foundation development team or the RFL.