England Touch at Rockcliff Training

On Thursday 19th January 2023, Chris Simon and Sammie Phillips, representatives from England Touch were in the region and decided to call by to see what Rockcliff social touch was all about.  Sammie ran the warm up and even got the opportunity to join in with the session. They definitely got the experience of the North East weather with temperatures dropping to […]

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What a year 2022 was!

The year 2022 was a big year for Blackadders Touch Rugby, which saw the team celebrate their 15th anniversary! To help make it a year to remember the team managed to squeeze in three friendlies, the Newcastle Falcon’s Nuffield Winter League (which ran until June, so not really winter!), four competitions, two female only competitions, a charity walk and a number of […]

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 A TOUCH OF CLASS AT ROCKCLIFF RFC

Blackadders Touch Rugby are a long established touch team based at Rockcliff Rugby Club. To help celebrate their 15th anniversary as a team they hosted an eight team charity competition on the 9th July, with all profits raised going to the Maggie’s Centre at the Freeman Hospital (www.maggies.org/our-centres/maggies-newcastle/). Touch rugby is a mixed non contact sport for players of all ages and […]

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Maggie’s Fundraising Total

Last year as a team we decided to raise funds for the Maggie’s Newcastle at the Freeman hospital, and we set off with the target to raise £5k, through a wide range of activities from bake sales, raffles to bonus balls and 100km sponsored walk, wearing our custom designed charity vests. To help draw the celebrations to a close, we finished by […]

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Bamburgh to Tynemouth – Day 2

After a full day of walking, we all woke to a fabulous cooked breakfast at the hotel. Sadly one of the members had to stop walking due to an injury. So sadly we have to move on one person down, but we hope to have them back to training soon. We started just after 9, knowing we had less of a distance […]

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Bamburgh to Tynemouth – Day 1

So it began, day one of the walk for Maggies. We started at 0800, leaving our respective homes at least an hour before that. We started at the foot of Bamburgh castle and started the walk south. Full of energy and excitement for the weekend to come. We snaked our way down the coast, making sure to take in the stunning scenery […]

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A Circular Walk From Monkseaton

With just 5 weeks to go before our three day walking challenge from Bamburgh to Tynemouth in order to raise funds for Maggies in Newcastle, we set off on our latest training walk. It is hard to believe that you can walk for 23 miles in North Tyneside and South East Northumberland without walking past a Greggs shop but we managed to […]

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A walk around North Tyneside

Where else would you want to be on your first wedding anniversary than with your touch rugby family rather than your loving husband !! That’s exactly where Cat, one of the founder members of Blackadders touch rugby team chose to spend the first 6 hours of her Saturday before being swept away later for a lovely meal with Steven.  Todays walk began […]

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