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O2 Untouchables – The World’s most exciting Rugby team

The Rugby Football Union have launched O2 Touch, which aims to get more people playing touch rugby.

As part of the promotion, they have created The Untouchables, the world’s most exciting touch rugby team. Featuring a mix of male and female athletes including Tim ‘Livewire’ Shieff from affiliate organisation, Storm Freerun.

Touch is a non-contact form of Rugby where tackles are replaced by touches. Often played informally, appealing to sports enthusiasts and those looking for an alternative way of keeping fit through a fun game, which needs only a ball and a few jumpers for corner flag.

This demonstrates the versatility of Parkour/Freerunning and how the fundamental skills and techniques can be transferred to many other sports & activities.

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Grimsby Parkour Park Opens

The Parkour Park in Grimsby opened on Saturday 2nd March 2013.

The development led by affiliate organisation Team Reality Ltd. & North East Lincolnshire Council with funding from WREN, Humberside Police and Specialist Health Promotion Service has resulted in a £57,000 custom built and installed facility by Freemove.

This facility has been in the pipeline since March 2011 and Parkour UK would like to make a special mention for Adam Johnston, Health Promotion Coordinator Sport & Physical Activity at North East Lincolnshire Council & Neil Hutson of Team Reality Ltd.

This follows the publication of the new British Standard for Parkour Equipment, BS10075:2013 on the 28th February 2013. Which will have a direct and beneficial impact enabling local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, sports centres, land owners, manufacturers and installers to build Parkour facilities and equipment that are fit-for-purpose, safe and to the recognised standard

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British Standard for Parkour Equipment, BS10075:2013 Published

UPDATE 1st Feb 2017: Please note that the British Standard BS10075:2013 has been superseded by the European Standard BS EN18699:2016

The British Standards Institution publishes BS10075:2013 the British Standard for Parkour Equipment

Parkour UK has led the development of the standard along with various partners & experts from various fields for over the past 2 years. This is a significant achievement for Parkour in the UK, which has been aiding the marked increase in new Parkour training facilities being developed, even prior to publication.

Following publication it will have a direct and beneficial impact enabling local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, sports centres, land owners, manufacturers and installers to build Parkour facilities and equipment that are fit-for-purpose, safe and to the recognised standard.

To find out more about what a standard is, what the benefits are and who use’s them visit the British Standards Institution website

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Backstage: Jump – in rehearsal

See the great work our affiliate organisation Glasgow Parkour Coaching are doing with the National Theatre of Scotland #JUMP

Directed by Simon Sharkey and Phil McCormack

“You have to overcome fear. The world is your obstacle course. You see things other people do not.”
Tyson Cecka, traceur.

Jump fuses physical theatre, storytelling and the movement discipline of parkour into a fluid and freshly devised theatrical production. Jump is more of a gig than a show; where the audience are invited to share in the music choices, personal stories and discoveries of two companies of young men as they journey from boyhood to manhood. Using the grace, flow and style of parkour, the Jump companies explore the challenges and obstacles they face growing up in an age of unprecedented change.

Over 1000 secondary school boys from across Fife and Glasgow were introduced to the core Parkour values of critical thinking, self-discipline, determination, and teamwork. They explored what it is to overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles encountered in the process of initiation into the world of manhood. They also accepted the challenge to take some risks, be creative and make some brilliant theatre. In doing so they were invited to follow the advice of Sebastien Foucan, founder of the parkour movement, and ‘Find your way.’

The 50+ pupils taking part in Jump include boys from Glenrothes High School, Auchmuty High School, Kirkcaldy High School, Kirkland High School, Woodmill High School in Fife and Lochend High School and St Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow.
Join them to share what they discovered.

A National Theatre of Scotland co-production with ON at Fife, in partnership with Strathclyde Police, Fife Education Service and Fife Community Safety Partnership.

Team Reality Ltd.

Affiliate organisation Team Reality Ltd. & North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed the build of the area’s first outdoor Parkour facility, which will be placed in the West Marsh area’s, Duke of York Gardens Park.

Funding for the fac

ility has been received from WREN, Humberside Police & Specialist Health Promotion Service, to the sum of £57,000. The Facility will be custom built and installed by Freemove, with construction due to start in Feb 2013 for a Spring opening.This has been in the pipeline since March 2011 and Parkour UKwould like to make a special mention for Adam Johnston, Health Promotion Coordinator Sport & Physical Activity at North East Lincolnshire Council & Neil Hutson of Team Reality Ltd.