Mid April and that can only mean one thing. Touch Rugby is back on the agenda.
I would like to say that I have been following a strict training
regime in order to be in shape for my 8th consecutive Touch Rugby
season. I would like say that but I can’t. I’m afraid that a winter spent
cuddling beer and pizza in front of the warming glow of the TV has had the
expected effect on my physique, only mitigated slightly by a week of beach
jogging and swimming on my hols last week.
So, following Tuesday evening’s first practice session of
the Spring my body is certainly letting me know how unimpressed it is with my
efforts – with the simple act of standing up from my chair now involving a
complex levering manoeuvre accompanied by a somewhat unnerving series of creaks
That said, it was nevertheless great fun chucking a ball around
again and reaquainting myself with physical exertion. A few of last year’s team
were also in attendance and it appears that although we will be missing one or
two of our young stars from last year, we may have one or two others up our
sleeve for the coming “season” – so although we will hardly start as favourites
you just never know...