SUMMER

SUMMER DRAFT
TOUCH TOURNAMENT

BACK
IN JUNE
2023

THANKS FOR MAKING SUMMERDRAFT 2022 SO MUCH FUN !

DRAFT-STYLE MEANS
EVERYONE IS MIXED-UP
INTO NEW TEAMS
FOR THE DAY.
MAKING IT SERIOUSLY
SOCIAL 😉

DRAFT-STYLE MEANS EVERYONE IS MIXED-UP INTO NEW TEAMS
FOR THE DAY.
MAKING IT SERIOUSLY
SOCIAL 😉

WHERE?

Manchester Village Spartans RUFC
Clarendon Crescent,
Sale, Cheshire.
M33 2DE
Directions

WHEN?

Saturday 11th June 2022 from approximately 9am to 6/6.30pm. Followed by a tournament social for 18yrs+ on Canal Street later on 🙂

WHAT'S IT LIKE?

It’s like fantasy football (or rather, fantasy touch rugby) except that it’s played out for real, with real players, at a real-life event!

If that still doesn’t mean anything to you, then, er.....it's a bit like speed dating in teams but hoping to enjoy some fast-paced touch games rather than find your life-long love.

WHAT HAPPENS?

During the booking process, we ask for some basic info about the amount of Touch Rugby experience you (and any other attendees you’re buying tickets for) have.

Different levels of experience ‘earn’ the player different amounts of ‘points’.

YOU'RE PROPERLY MIXED UP!

Once everyone's signed up, the basic player info is given to a number of ‘Captains’ to select Touch Rugby teams for the day.

These 'Captains' don’t see names - so they can’t just choose people they know. The player info they get is all anonymised so the draft stays competitive, fair and properly mixed up. Its a seriously sociable way to play.
Each 'Captain' is given a certain amount of ‘points’ to 'spend' on players... The more experienced players cost more. They have to balance their teams whilst trying to build the most competitive squad but also have to make sure experience levels are divided fairly across teams.

If we have several people coming from one team we'll look to keep a couple of you together.... but the whole idea of the Summer Draft is for everyone to get mixed up, stuck in and play in exciting, new teams for the day!

ON THE DAY

On arrival you're checked in and introduced to your selected teams. Who will you be playing with?

Once you're in your teams, you then have some time to get to know your new team mates for the day during the warm-ups and ultra-quick training / practice sessions every team can enjoy. Soon after, the tournament kicks-off.

The Summer Draft uses group stages, followed by knockout rounds to decide on final positions and the Cup, Bowl and Plate winners!
The number of matches played and length of matches is finalised in advance of the event date on the 11th June and looks to maximise game time whilst not exhausting everyone for their finals!

MIXED-UP TEAMS
MIXED-GENDER MATCHES
DJ MIXING THE MUSIC
SCRUMMY LUNCH
A HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST

TICKETS 

FOR 2023

AVAILABLE

DEC 2022

A player ticket includes a downloadable ticket to the event which should be shown upon arrival at the check-in desk at Sale Sports Club, entitling the person 18yrs+ to play in the tournament.  

Ticket holders will have soft drinks (cordial) & water provided throughout the day and a healthy packed lunch around 12:30pm.

Guests can purchase additional drinks from our modern clubhouse throughout the event.

THE 2022 SCHEDULE

09:00

09:30

10:00

12:30

13:00

16:30

17:30

18:00

21:00

Check-in opens

Warm ups

Tournament Matches

Lunch Break

Tournament Matches

Finals

Awards

End

Social on Canal Street

09:00

Check-in Opens

09:30

Warm Ups

10:00

Tournament Matches

12:30

Lunch Break

13:00

Tournament Matches

16:30

Finals

17:30

Awards

18:00

Ends

21:00

Social on Canal Street

PS:  HOTELS

Lots of players are coming from all around the country.  Manchester has tonnes of low-cost hotels and other really affordable places for the night.  Here are a couple of options for those wishing to stay in the City Centre.  Sale Sports club is a 19-minute tram journey from Piccaddilly Metrolink to Dane Road on the Altrincham line then just a 7-minute walk to the clubhouse down Dane Road to Clarendon Crescent.  Plan a Metrolink Journey.

Piccadilly. Low cost & central.

72 Dale Street, M1 2HR

Circa £100/pp for two nights

Ideal for the Gay Village.

25 Aytoun Street, M1 3AE

Circa From £111/pp