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 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
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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