The story of touch rugby in this country has a few family tales running through and the Hobsons are part of that tapestry. Clark Hobson, a university lecturer, is the one who started it all off in 2007 when he began playing, to be followed by his father Mark, who decided watching from the touchlines was not enough.
"Now the rest of the family has picked it up and that, I think, shows how good a sport touch is for anyone of any age," said Clark. Mark has since represented England at senior age groups in European and World Cups.
Those others mentioned are Clark's sister Alice, one of the Nationals event managers but who is also playing this weekend and Isobel, 18, who won a gold medal at the European Junior Championships last weekend.
"It's bad," admits Clark. "If we don't watch it the conversation switches back to touch - we're touch-heads."
"She [Alice] wasn’t going to play this weekend but she’s changed her mind," said Isobel. "She’ll enjoy it loads. Even though she’s older than me I’ve probably played more."
"And Clark has played for 10 year and he now has a European gold medal. Though technically, I got one before him..."
To add a little more spice to family get-togethers, Isobel plays for the Midlands, Clark is in the West team and Alice will be lining up for the North West because teams are split geographically based on residence.