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Newsdate: 1st June 2010

The final of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s (WWL) Touch Rugby competition is Saturday, 5th June 2010. The competition comes to a head at the weekend, with Simmos Flyers leading the way at the top of the table. The event, which was launched back in March, is held at Wigan St. Patrick’s, and kicks off at 12pm on Saturday. WWL are the first Trust in the North West to launch such a competition, and other Trust’s are now following suit. Team members playing Touch Rugby

The league has seen doctors, nurses and admin staff battle it out against their own workmates, as well as community teams, and the town’s top amateur club, Wigan St. Pat’s ARLFC. The league has been set up in connection with St. Patrick’s ARLFC, the Rugby Football League (RFL) and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
The Final will be held at Wigan St. Pat’s ARLFC club on the 5th June 2010 at 12pm. On Finals day, all teams will compete in a play off style system, with every team battling to be crowned the inaugural WWL Touch Rugby Champions.

An action shot from a recent Touch Rugby game
Clare Northall, Communications Assistant and League Co-ordinator, said, “The Finals day is nearly here, and every team still has a chance to become the first ever Champions of the Trust’s Touch Rugby competition.

It is going to be a great afternoon, and we welcome all to come down and support the teams and the Trust.”

Chris Mayers, of St Patrick’s ARLFC, said, “The Club has been thrilled to be involved in this tournament. Wigan St Pat’s ARLFC are always willing to help out other organisations in the area who wish to get involved in sport and to help improve fitness. With both the rugby club and the RFL being associated with the event, it has been a great tournament. We would wish all the teams involved in the Final the very best of luck and hope that the NHS Touch Rugby in the area continues to expand for years to come.

Wigan St. Pat’s, to commemorate their centenary year, are forming a Centenary Club. The Club consists of a limited number of 100 members whose aim is to ensure that the club is still going strong for another 100 years. To support the launch of the club, former Wigan RL and Great Britain RL star, Andy Gregory, has become the first honorary president.

Membership of the club involves a one off donation of £100. Wigan St. Pat’s are inviting all who have an affinity with the club who wish to take up membership. Member’s names will be recorded on a plaque that will be displayed at the club, to record the start of the next century of sport at St. Pats.

For more information please contact;

Joe Charnock:
Delia Bailey: