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 on track for International Selection

  • Published on Monday, 09 April 2018 16:27
  • Written by Erica

Pirates at England Training Camp 2018Pirates at England Training Camp 2018

This weekend saw 5 members of Percy Park Pirates attend the All England Training camp in Welbeck down near Loughborough for the final stages of their European Touch Championships campaign. The final squads of 16 players will be announced in the next week and we wish our players the best of luck on being selected.

Representing the women are Lesley McCallion and Aimee Findlay who hoping to make the final 16 of the England Women's 35s. Then we have Ian Moody and Julian Wilson who are waiting to hear of selection for the England Mens 45s squad. Paul Ainscough, usually a player within the M45s but currectly recovering from injury, has taken on the mantle of the M45s assistant coach, a guaranteed representative from Pirates.

Pirates are also hopeful for some of their youth players to make the England Junior Squads later in the year aiming to play in the Junior Touch Championships held in Stirling, Scotland during August.

The European Touch Championships are held in Nottingham this year from Tuesday 18th July to Saturday 21st July 2018. For more information about elite touch check out the following.
Eurpoean Touch Championships: 

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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