Percy Park Pirates - About Us


Percy Park Pirates were established in 2002 and have been apart of Percy Park RFC since the beginning. We run Social Touch sessions every week and also enter a competitive side into the Challenge Touch series that is held around the country.

Touch is a semi contact version of rugby where instead of tackles you have 6 'touches' to score a touchdown. It's great for fitness, getting back into rugby and is a very sociable game. We welcome players of all ages and genders as well as any experience level.

We have a wide variety of playing opportunities from social sessions, internal competitive leagues and national tournaments right up to Regional Selection which can lead to International representation. Pirates are affiliated with England Touch which is the official Governing Body for Touch played to FIT rules.

Training Times

Our Season runs March to February
March - December sessions run every Thursday 7pm at Percy Park RFC.
Winter Break: Last session first Thursday in December till first week in February.
February - Venue TBC No sessions at Percy Park in February due to weather.
Player Registration: First Thursday in March.
 
Costs per session

2 FREE taster sessions for new players.
Guest Adult: £4.00
Guest Student: £3.00
Guest Junior: £2.00
Full membership discounts available and will be discussed on registration.

Pirates represent at North East Raiders Development Session

  • Published on Monday, 27 November 2017 09:43
  • Written by Erica

North East Raiders Development Session - November 2017North East Raiders Development Session - November 2017This weekend saw 7 of our Pirates attend the North East Raiders development session held at the Colburn Leisure Centre in Catterick, the central hub for Touch in the North East.

North East Raiders are the county level equivilant for Touch with teams dedicated to open age and Masters with the hope to bring playing opportunites for U18s and U15s. developement sessions are aimed at offering a higher level of Touch coaching and referee development to all clubs in the region. Development sessions will continue into early 2018 then players will be scouted at the Touch Northern Cup held at Percy Park RFC.

If successful they will be invited to trial for the North East Radiers to represent the region at the Touch Nationals or Junior & Masters Nationals held in late 2018. 

Follow North East Radiers on Facebook more information and the upcoming sessions. https://www.facebook.com/NERaidersTouch/ 

 

Pirates into the England Training Squads

  • Published on Monday, 13 November 2017 12:54
  • Written by Erica

A few of our Pirates headed to Driotwich to take part in the Junior and Masters Touch Nationals in October. Our players represented us in the Northern Diamonds (W35s), North East Raiders Masters (M45s) and the Northern Stars (M15s, G18s, B18s & X18s).

Northern Stars Mixed 15sNorthern Stars Mixed 15s

We are pleased to announce that we have the following Pirates representing us in the England Training Squads. 

Womens 35s
Lesley McCallion
Aimee Findlay
 
Mens 45s
Ian Moody
Julian Wilson
Paul Ainscough
Gerard Hardgreaves
 
Juniors
Orla McCallion
Ross Young
Anna Reeves
 

If successful in making the final squad of 16 players, they will represent England at the Euro Championships 2018 being held mid July in Nottingham.

Check out the full training squad list below.

 
 

Contact Us

Chairman: Tony Hegarty

Secretary: Erica Robertson

Treasurer: Aimee Findlay

Welfare: Jenny Johnstone

Percy Park RFC
Preston Avenue
North Sheilds
NE30 2BE

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