Summer Touch leagues tap offposted by: Chris
The Monday night leagues got underway this week, with 26 teams taking part and combined with the Wednesday night Juniors and Mixed Social, we have over 400 people playing touch this summer.
Spanners, Pirates, New Kids and Malarkeys lead the way
The Monday night leagues got underway this week, with big wins for The Spanners, The Pirates, New Kids and the Malarkey Ladies.
In the Men's league, The Spanners earned an 8-0 win against new team No Woman No Try, maybe linked to the fact that the newcomers missed their Monday Night Hooters visit as a result of the later tap-off. The Bees, Brokily Dokily and CBG also gained bonus point wins in week 1.
Meanwhile in the Ladies league, Malarkeys lead the way with a 6-1 win over Touching Cloth, with Lady Cats in 2nd after edging past The Bees 2-1.
In Mixed Division 1, there were wins for The Pirates, Bees and Black Cats - all gaining bonus points, whilst in Mixed Division 2, New Kids are the only team with a bonus point win, although CRG and Touch & Go Faster both have four points after week 1.
Over 100 juniors take to the touch turf
Our first junior development league last year featured six teams made up of half adults and half under 15s.
After a couple of successful tasters and following on from Nottingham Touch Club's recent good work in schools in Nottinghamshire, this year's Juniors League features a sell-out 8 teams with barely an adult in sight.
It's not just for fun though, try asking any of the eight teams battling it out for the title. At the moment, it's Malarkey Lions and Hingoke leading the way, with those two facing each other in a fortnight's time. The all-girls Wild Bees are no walkovers and both Hoods teams, the Malarkey Barbarians, WB All Blacks and WB M.A.W.S are all learning fast.
Add in the minis development sessions running alongside the league and we've now got over 100 juniors playing touch in Nottingham on Wednesday nights. Why not come down and see what all the fuss is about?
TmA and The Bees lead the social stakes
Our Wednesday night (more) Social Mixed League is into week two, with TmA and The Bees leading the way. Whether they are the most social teams, or just slightly better at touch than the others, remains to be seen, although we hear the Bees will be making a good go at the former this weekend.
Come on the rest of you, get chasing them down - on and off the field.
Great start to the season for Nottingham Hoods Touch Club
As the popularity and quality in the local Perfect Motion leagues continues to grow, Nottingham Hoods Touch Club got off to a fantastic start to the summer season.
The NTS team won the Bowl Final at the first competition of the season in Nottingham last weekend, effectively placing the team 9th in the country's top touch tournament. In the second tier CTS comp, the Hoods team - The Mavericks, got all the way to the Cup Final, to just lose out to CSSC. Still a great result.
Further details of the first NTS and CTS can be found here. Both teams move on to Cambridge next weekend - Saturday 20th May and will be looking to at least match those results.
As they take a week off, attention switches to the third tier of mixed competition - the DTS, with the first round taking place in Newbold, Rugby, tomorrow 13th May (Saturday). The Hoods have two teams entered - The Legends and The Sheriffs, with an amazing 10 under 15 players featuring. Although the likes of Carroll (x2), Pollard, Wood, Wood, Knight, Hobson and Simon are doing their best to keep the average age up a little, we think it's our 10 under 15s which is what it's all about.