posted on 2 May 2012

Wakefield Wildcats are launching a brand new scheme aimed at keeping people active and healthier for longer.

Sign up for the first 'Play for Life' event ahead of the Hull FC game this June.

The first ever ‘Play for Life’ event will be held on Sunday 10th June from midday prior to the Wildcats Super League clash with Hull FC, as men and women aged 16 and over take to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium pitch for 5-a-side games of touch rugby.

Men and women of all abilities are invited to take part for just £10 per person, with participants getting a ‘Play for Life’ t-shirt, a match ticket for that afternoon’s big game plus the opportunity to play at one of rugby league’s most famous venues.

The Wildcats have been supporters of ‘Race for Life’ in the city and will once again be involved at Thornes Park on May 27th, with a proportion of the money raised in the first ‘Play for Life’ event going to Cancer Research UK.

Touch is a simple, fun, fast moving and exciting game with minimal contact which is suitable for both beginners and experienced players.

Playing Touch is a fantastic way to stay active, burn calories and keep up your fitness and is as much about the social aspect as it is about playing the game.

Squads can be mixed with men and women with squads suggested to be no bigger than ten people, although there is no limit on the number of people you can have in your squad.

“This is a very exciting new project,” said Wildcats Director of Education, Mark Winder.

“A lot of people don’t get enough physical exercise once they leave school so we’re aiming to increase the number of people being active by playing a sport that is both fun and sociable.

“We’re really looking forward to both the Race for Life event at the end of this month and the first ‘Play for Life’ event which we’re sure will be a huge success with the opportunity to develop in the years to come.”

Enter a team of friends, family, work mates or just on your own by contacting the Wildcats Community Trust team on 01924 211611 or e-mail claremarlow@wakefieldwildcats.co.uk.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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