St Paul’s Collegiate School offers touch rugby to students of all abilities.
Students who are new to touch rugby are shown the basic skills and techniques needed to play socially or competitively. Those students who wish to play at a higher competitive level are encouraged to apply for Waikato regional trial and training sessions with the opportunity of making representative teams in the region.
The touch rugby programme runs in Terms 1 and 4 with anywhere between 40 to 80 students taking part in the sport. Depending on the total numbers, three junior teams and two senior teams typically enter the local secondary schools' touch rugby competition.
Senior students who wish to take part in touch rugby during Term 4 are advised to only enter into the sport if they are committed to play throughout the whole term, including during examination leave. This is to ensure that opposition teams are not let down by St Paul’s senior teams who do not turn up for fixtures or finish the competition.
There is a small cost of $10 per term for coaching. Additional costs include registration fee’s and transport costs where necessary.
Andrew Gibbs (teacher in charge)