PEOPLE in Huddersfield are being given the opportunity to tackle their health by taking part in a senior touch rugby tournament.
Groups aged 33 and over are encouraged to form teams and compete in the first event of its kind in Yorkshire.
Amateur rugby league and union clubs from across the region are recruiting touch rugby teams to participate in local competitions.
Winners will then go forward to the regional finals.
The initiative has been launched as part of the local Change4Life campaign.
Jane Riley, deputy regional director of public health, said: “Being active is really important for everyone’s physical and mental health.
“Touch rugby gives everyone the chance to get involved and have fun at the same time as getting some exercise, but without the worry of getting injured or knocked about too much – it’s a great way to better health.”
Last year the Department of Health and Leeds Metropolitan University’s Centre for Men’s Health ran a successful touch rugby pilot with former rugby league international and assistant Leeds Rhinos coach Francis Cummins.
As a result the scheme – backed by the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union – has been extended more widely.
Local clubs that have already signed up for the contest are St Joseph’s ARLFC at Fartown Rugby Club, Newsome Panthers Juniors RLFC and Dewsbury Celtic RLFC.
To enter a team or for more information visit www.therfl.co.uk or www.rfu.com