What is Tartan Touch?
Tartan Touch is Scottish Rugby’s Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby. It’s a game for all abilities and all ages played throughout the Summer months. In the past two seasons, hubs have welcomed players aged 5 to 75 years old from having never played rugby to retired players!
Where to Play?
The 2019 Tartan Touch season ran from May until July at 45 hubs across Scotland. Look out for Tartan Touch returning to a club near you next season!
What are the rules?
AIM: Touch the ball down over opponent’s goal line. To do this, keep possession by avoiding being touched.
POSSESSION LOST IF:
Touched 6 times
Ball leaves the pitch
Ball passed forward, dropped forward, or kicked forward
Foul play by team in possession
Offload within 2 steps or 2 seconds - No offside from the offload
Place ball on ground - Offside line created
Must be passed away by touched player or a teammate
Apply to be a Tartan Touch Hub in 2020
Tartan Touch will give you 10 weeks of activity over the summer when your club tends to be quiet. It could help your club recruit more members, generate extra income and it will allow you to engage further with your community by providing an activity that is suitable for any member of the family.
Last season, Tartan Touch welcomed 176 school pupils to play alongside the Scotland National Team at Highland RFC! Thanks to everyone who made it a great event #AsOne #TartanTouch