Abingdon Touchliners is the parental support group for rugby at Abingdon School. We are there to:
- Fundraise to support rugby for all boys who wish to play at Abingdon
- Nurture a socially inclusive environment not only on the touchline, but before and after matches and at off site events
- Support a local or relevant charity
- Hold an annual Rugby Club Dinner
Rugby inspires a unique sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst players, parents and supporters that resonates both on and off the pitch. Touchliners is about encouraging and nurturing that spirit whilst supporting all of the boys in all of the teams.
As parents, we can always be found (and usually heard!) on the touchline cheering on the boys and, as an organisation, we are always happy to welcome new members. Your contribution can vary from general membership and attendance at social functions to involvement in the running of the society. We are always looking for volunteers to help out at social events and are keen to encourage as many existing and new parents to join us.
Touchliners is about rugby for all; whether your son is in the 1st Year or the Upper Sixth, one of the many E teams or the Abingdon 1st XV, we want them and you to enjoy Abingdon rugby as much as we do. Touchliners is a great way to support both the social and competitive spirits that underpin our game.
You can download a membership form from the Touchliners page on the Abingdon School website, which can be completed electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or printed and returned to the Director of Rugby or a member of the Touchliners committee if you prefer. Annual family membership of Touchliners is currently £35, all of which is invested in the development of rugby at Abingdon School.
If you have any questions regarding Touchliners or Touchliners events, please catch us on the touchline (just ask the most vocal Abingdon supporter!), talk to your year group representative or email us at email@example.com.
Year group representatives:
Y1 - TBC
Y2 - Siri Siriwardene
Y3 - Anna Haynes, Mark Owen
Y4 - Siri Siriwardene, Adrian O'Hickey
Y5 - TBC
Y6 - Stuart Dale, Rob Hayes
Y7 - Dom Shaw, Mark Owen
See you on the touchline!