CHINNOR are hosting a festival on Friday night which is open to everyone.

While the sport is still waiting to take the final steps to return in full-contact matches at grassroots levels, the evening aims to get people enjoying rugby again.

The Thame-based club are hosting three events between 7-8.15pm.

Chinnor began running O2 Touch sessions last month and it continues on Friday.

Anyone wishing to take part needs to download the O2 Touch app so they can register for track and trace purposes.

Walking rugby will be new to the club this season and the festival marks its first session after Chinnor took advantage of several grants.

The simplified rules make it an easy game to pick up for all ages and abilities.

Matt Goode, Chinnor’s head of community, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to lace their boots up again and to be active without having to do any running.

“It’s also for people of all ages who have never played rugby before and it’s a great way to keep fit.”

The final event on Friday is a recruitment drive for girls at under 12 level up to under 18.

No previous experience is required to take part.

Chinnor began under 12/13 and under 14/15 sides last season and are looking to build on that momentum.

The clubhouse will be open for toilet use only, with a one-way system in place.

Players should bring their own water bottles, use hand sanitiser before and after training and maintain a two-metre distance as best as possible.