Barbarian Vikings

About Czech Republic Touch and the Barbarian Vikings club

Czech Republic Touch

Touch (or touch rugby) has been played in the Czech Republic, and especially Prague, for at least ten years.  Touch is a great way to play non-contact rugby and to develop fitness and skills which can be used for all forms of rugby.  We are registered as an Associate Member of the Federation of Internation Touch and organize both domestic games and training sessions as well as participation in international tournaments.  Players of any standard - including new players - are always welcome to join us!

Czech Republic Touch – Achievements to date (2008‐present)


2008
26 April ‐ Fifth place, Inaugural Vienna International Touch Tournament


2009
30 May – Third place, Capitals Cup Berlin
8 August – Fourth place, Bavarian Open championships, Munich


2010
24 April – First place, Developing Countries Division, 3rd International Vienna Touch tournament
11 September ‐ Third place, ACC Men’s Touch Tournament, Vienna


2011
30 April – Fourth place, 4th Vienna International Touch Tournament


2012
16 June – Third place, ACC Men’s Touch Tournament, Vienna

The Barbarian Vikings club

The Barbarian Vikings club brings together three rugby teams - the long-standing Prague Barbarians rugby team, the similarly long-standing Touch group and the newly created Prague Vikings rugby league team – within a single umbrella organization, which is now an officially registered association in the Czech Republic.

The club’s mission is to promote rugby in all its forms with an international focus in the Czech Republic. By pooling resources into a single organization, we have already seen some benefits, including improved facilities, broader recruitment and enhanced mobility between codes, increased visibility and growing local and international relationships.

In order to make this initiative sustainable and to create a good foundation for the stability and growth of the club, we need your support. In particular, you can help by doing one or more of the following:

1 Player registration. You can register with the club to play union, league and/or touch, according to your preference. For those without experience, they may find touch as an accessible way to start playing, and then may decide to move into contact (or not) depending on how they enjoy it.

2 Social Registration. For those not able to register as a playing member – including those not living in Prague any more – please consider joining the club as a social member.

3 Membership Fees. One of the most important advantages of a combined codes club is to pool resources including financial resources. The 2012 fees for playing members are 750kc and for social members are 450kc. Funds can be sent to the following bank account indicating your name in the payment instructions: IBAN CZ22 0800 0000 0028 3567 9399 SWIFT GIBACZPX ACCOUNT NUMBER: 2835679399 BANK CODE: 0800 ACCOUNT NAME: Barbarian Vikings

4 Merchandise. We have started to produce merchandise for the club. Our first item is a great Prague Vikings polo shirt which many of you have seen and which we are selling for 500kc each (available in S, M, X and XL). All proceeds go to support the club. In future, we will have Barbarians shirts and Czech Republic Touch polo shirts. Please support the club by ordering a polo shirt by email to vikings@techlaw.cz.

5 Sponsorship. At the moment, the club’s main sponsor is the Czech Australian New Zealand Association (CANZA) but we are seeking further sponsors for the remainder of 2012 as well as 2013. Our annual sponsorship packages are:

o 25,000kc (1200 USD) - Team sponsorship (Barbarians, Vikings or Touch) - including placement on the relevant team website and logo on the relevant team kit for the season.

o 50,000kc (2400 USD) - Club sponsorship (all three teams) - including placement on the club website (including all three team individual websites) and logo on all team kits for the season.

o We are also able to offer extended packages covering 2013 and the remainder of 2012 for 35,000kc (team) or 70,000kc (club).

o Sponsors will be invited to contribute in cash or in kind where they are able to offer items relevant for the club use (e.g. fields, transportation, merchandise etc) If you or your company may be willing and able to contribute to the club in this way, we would really appreciate hearing from you regarding interest in a sponsorship package.