Touch Rugby




2019 Wigan vs Leigh - Touch Rugby Weight Loss Challenge Cup

Register your interest below for our Autumn 2019 league in Wigan and Leigh

What’s involved?

This option is a combination of rugby, support and advice. You will be invited to attend a block 12 week booking of sessions, led by Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and supported by Leigh Centurions.

After registration night on week 1, the sessions are a touch rugby league format with support in weight loss, nutrition and lifestyle education provided by Wigan Warriors coaches and Inspiring healthy lifestyles instructors. Each week you are rewarded with trys and conversions for successful and continuous weight loss.

Where are they held?

The next Wigan and leigh leagues are currently in the planning stage and dates and venues will be confirmed once available. Register your interest below for our Autumn leagues.


How do I register?

Give us a call on 01942 496496 or complete the form for a call back

How much will I lose?

Regular attendance and involvement with the online resources achieves the greatest successes. We challenge everybody who starts to lose 5% of their body weight in 12 weeks. Previously, touch rugby participants have lost over 10-20% of their starting body weight, however your starting point will determine what’s realistic for you

How fit do i need to be?

The leagues are designed for all ages and abilities and no previous experience of playing rugby is required. Many participants are returning to rugby after years of not playing.

We also welcome non playing participants who want to get involved and lose some weight with a non-playing role. Because trys are scored for losing weight, you will fully feel part of the team.

Can I join on my own?

Absolutely! We will help get you set up into a team following an initial registration day. We also welcome groups to join.

All our programmes experience the benefit of a closed Facebook group and weekly webinars to join in with online.

Speak to the Inspiring healthy lifestyles team to book your place on 01942 496 496 or fill in the form below and we’ll call you back.

How much does it cost?

You’ll be joining a free league which means you’ll pay nothing to register or play.

What happens at the end of 12 weeks?

After every league you get the opportunity to play in the Touch Rugby Challenge Cup Final – Wigan Warriors vs Leigh Centurions and represent your club.

After the 12 week programme we help you to continue on your rugby journey be matching you with one of our progression sessions available in the borough which can be attended for a small fee. Alternatively, you could access one of our many other programmes such as Back to Sport or join one of our local leisure centres leisure centres with our FREE 4 week free trial.

Stay tuned for more details on the LWFG For Men Weight Loss Champions Cup, where losing weight through the programme grants you a space in the playing squad to represent your league in Wigan or Leigh! Think of it as the all-stars game of touch rugby.