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


Every Thursday 7.00-8.30pm.
We have a winter break from early December to mid January. Check our Facebook page for the lastest information. 
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.
We recommend that all players purchase an annual England Touch Membership which acts as their insurance cover for all ETA and Pirate events. 

Pirates win the Northern Cup!

  • Published on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:06
  • Written by Erica

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Percy Park Pirates were victorious in taking home the silverware at the Touch Northern Cup held at Percy Park RFC on Saturday 24th March. The last time they got their hands on the silverware was at the inaugural tournment in 2016.

The Pirates team consisted of regular players Will Vickery, Christina Finlay, Lesley McCallion, Aimee Findlay, Ian Moody, Richard Moody and Gerard Hargreaves while welcoming 5 new players to the competitive team; Aisling O'Loghlen, Hester Williams, Paul Black, Dan McQuoid and Anthony Nolan. There were also a number of players from the Pirates in the Prickly Beards team; Anna Reeves, Jenny Johnstone, Erica Robertson, Tony Hegarty, Seamus McCallion, Adam Downie and Paul Hillcoat. Prickly Beards were a barbarian style team giving more chances for players to be scouted for the North East Raiders.

7 teams entered this year and the format was a round robin to give all teams the best amount of game time. The final standings looked like this:

1st: Percy Park Pirates
2nd: Manchester Chargers
3rd: Yorkshire Thorns
4th: Belfast Warriors
5th: Driffield Touch Rubgy
6th: Prickly Beards
7th: Catterick Touch Rugby

The Northern Cup is the North East's touch tournament held at Percy Park RFC every year by Erica Robertson and Paul Ainscough from Pirates. The aim of the tournament is to help touch teams in the north east network and develop their playing and refereeing standards as well as being a scouting opportunity for North Easy Radiers which is the county eqivilent for Touch.

Check out the photos here