Gecko Touch Rugby Bristol

Gecko Touch Rugby


A new Junior & Social Touch Rugby club in Bristol

Gecko Touch Rugby

Gecko Touch Rugby gives juniors & teens the opportunity to learn and play the sport of Touch. Currently, the club is running free sessions once or twice a week.

NEXT SESSION: Year 8&9 Thursday 22 April 4.30-5.30pm

We play on the Downs in North Bristol.

Click REGISTER INTEREST lower down the page to sign up.

The Game

Touch rugby (aka Touch) is a fast-paced, minimal-contact team sport with the oval ball, passing backwards and try-scoring features of rugby. It is easy to learn and suitable for mixed-age, mixed-gender games.

Touch is a sport with its own governing body with regular European and World Championships. The main senior club in Bristol is the Bristol Jets who compete in national tournaments and feed into national and regional representative sides (The South West Saxons)

Want to play?

We started running sessions as soon as we came out of lockdown- having been permitted to return to play by the England Touch Association. If you want to take part, please hit the button below to register interest.

The club & sessions are run by an England Touch Association school development officer and ETA-qualified coach.

  • Sessions approx 1hr-1.5hrs.

  • Open to boys & girls

  • Current Year 8, 9 & 10

  • Sessions on the Downs (Henleaze/Westbury side)

  • Grippy shoes recommended (mouldies/astros/studs even better)

  • No special kit needed

  • All other kit (bibs, balls, cones) provided.

Further Details

  • Email hello@geckotouchrugby.club if you have any questions

  • GTR is sports club affiliated to the England Touch Association Click Here

  • The club is run by an ETA Schools Development Officer and qualified coach with appropriate insurance, first-aid training and DBS checks. Please request details of these if required.

  • We hope to expand to running social touch for adults (16+) in the near future too. To register interest for this, please Click Here

  • Why Gecko? They're fast, nimble and have sticky hands. And the web address was available ;)