This week I went to the midweek touch football (that’s touch rugby or 6 down for you South Africans) at Huo Che Tou Stadium. It’s been a while since running anywhere except on a treadmill and I haven’t ran faster than a canter since dodging some traffic on Beijing Lu about a month ago so your trusty scribe was a bit rusty. Well, that’s my excuse anyhow.The crowd are from all over though I heard a few Aussie and Kiwi accents, the odd British accent, one Irish and even a few yanks (or maybe they were Canadians?). While relaxed and friendly everyone is keen to get in and have a good run around so be prepared to sweat and have a laugh. There’s a good vibe to these games with a good split of guys and girls.
A word of caution: The ground is synthetic grass so wear long socks if you plan to slide around and think before diving for that meat pie in the corner. No metal studs.
Where: Huo Che Tou Stadium, 955 Gong He Xin Lu. It’s right next to Zhong Shan Bei Lu station on Line 1.
When: Tuesday Night, 8-10pm
How Much: 50rmb(guys), 30rmb(girls), 30rmb(students)
Website: http://www.shanghaifootballclub.com/touch_rugby.php bookmark this to keep up with the latest info and join the mailing list.
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