Houston Starting a Touch League

The Houston Hurricanes Touch Rugby Club is kicking off its inaugural, co-ed, mid-week touch tournament. They are actively recruiting interested athletes to come play.

Sign up today by emailing hhtouchrugby@gmail.com

The Houston Hurricanes touch rugby team has existed in some form since 2001, but has always experienced significant churn in player numbers as expats come and go. In 2014, the club turned a corner through the leadership of Peter Dickson and Ivan Kay by formalizing its constitution, naming a board, and really making a push to grow. The club has established a great relationship with Platypus Brewing as their primary sponsor (started in 2016 by two of the original touch club members, Sean Hanrahan and Morgan Hughes), who has provided a place to meet, great beer, and a mechanism to spread the club’s name. That push is finally seeing results and in 2018 they have exceeded 50 full time members for the first time!

Over the last few years, they initiated a mid-week pick-up game over summer in addition to their usual Sunday pick-up, and this year they have taken it one step further with their inaugural summer touch league, started in August. Drawing players from local rugby clubs HARC, HURT, and Kingwood, in combination with the Houston Hurricanes members, they have initiated a six-week league with four teams vying for the title of “Inferno Touch League Champion”…..and a large pitcher of beer!

Check out the info in our flyer and stay tuned for the results in early October.

If anyone across the greater USAT world is in town be sure to get in touch and come out for a run – checkout our Facebook page (Hurricanes Touch Rugby Club of Houston), our website , or find us at Platypus having a beer!

And stay tuned for more information on our upcoming December tournament!

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