Bath Rugby & Compeed Launch Walking Rugby

26 April 2021

Bath Rugby and Compeed are searching for 30 committed individuals, who want to make some positive changes to their lives, by joining them in the club’s inaugural Walking Rugby programme set to launch in June.

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After what has been an incredibly difficult time for so many throughout the pandemic, this organised weekly occurrence will offer the opportunity, for those aged above 45 years of age, to regain and retain their core aerobic fitness.

Walking Rugby is a non-contact version of the game and is particularly well suited to both sexes who are over 45 and wish to stay fit and active.

The 8-week programme will take place on the Rec outfield each and every Friday starting from 4th June (9.30am-11am). To celebrate the successful completion of the activity, the final session will take place on 23rd July on the Rec playing pitch; accompanied by a few familiar famous faces.

Compeed, the blister plaster experts, are generously covering all expenses and providing qualified coaches. Therefore, the Walking Rugby programme comes at no expense to those who want to be part of this. All that is asked, is that each participant can commit to the eight-session delivery programme.

The Rec (BA2 4DS) which is situated in the heart of the City, can be accessed via Bath Spa train station, local bus networks or private modes of transport. Organised parking will also be made available to the group of 30 Walking Rugby participants.

The number one key focus is to support every attendee so that their overall health and wellbeing improves over the two months. Compeed’s hospitality extends beyond the playing pitches and will provide complimentary teas and coffees after each session so that there is a chance to socialise and further connect with other playing members.

Through utilising the club’s network (both internally and externally) the demand for each of the 30 available spaces is anticipated to be significant.

Bath Rugby’s CEO Tarquin McDonald commented on the initiative, ‘This really is a first for Bath Rugby and I don’t think there is a more meaningful time to launch. Covid has presented challenges to us all in very different ways and we hope that this will impact those who sign up in a beneficial way. We are fortunate to have loyal sponsors such as Compeed to help make this happen.’

HRA Pharma’s Chief Executive Officer David Wright, the brand owner of Compeed, gave his support saying, ‘We are delighted to be able to play a small part in giving back to the tight-knit community within Bath. Walking Rugby promises to be a credible opportunity for those middle-aged men and women looking to increase their physical activity – as a business within the healthcare sector, we fully encourage that.’

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