Monday, 20 June 2011

World Cup at Peffermill this week

The Touch world cup comes to Edinburgh with teams from all over the world limbering up in the parks of South Edinburgh for the event which begins tomorrow.

Touch is a minimal contact sport which grew out of Rugby League (in Australia - where else?) in the 1960s. More on what it is here.

The Fiji team training in the Meadows
The event brings 2000 competitors to Edinburgh from 28 national teams including Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa.  And the tournament starts at the playing fields at Peffermill on Tuesday 21st.

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