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England Touch’s High Performance leaders are following in the footsteps of some of rugby’s leading coaching luminaries with an appearance on The Magic Academy podcast this week. Ben Powell (High Performance Director), Sammie Phillips (Head of Elite Performance) and Peter Bell (Head Coach) are Russell Earnshaw’s latest guests, talking all things Touch, from identification and de ...

England Touch is now accepting applications from individuals seeking election to be the Association's Chair or a Board-level Non-Executive Director. Both positions are voted on at the England Touch Annual General Meeting, which this year is on Sunday, June 21st. The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the Board, enabling them to fulfil their responsibili ...

The 2020 England Touch Association Annual General Meeting will be held at 9:30am on Sunday, June 21st, 2020. The Annual General Meeting is members’ opportunity to hear from the England Touch management in person, both reviewing an eventful year and looking ahead to how the Association can maximise the opportunities coming in the next 18 months, notably the Youth Touch World Cup ...

England Touch is using the lockdown to put the pieces in place for a bigger and brighter future, and this is where we need your help! We’ve launched the 2020 surveys for both individuals and Clubs to tell us what we’ve been doing well and where we can improve, along with some up-to-date information about the health of the sport across England. The Individual survey is not just ...

England Touch is now able to offer members some outstanding new benefits thanks to an agreement with new insurance provider, Sports Insure. In addition to continuing to cover all individual, club, and non-commercial league operator members with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, as well as personal accident cover for all individual members aged under 80, and ...

Dear player, coach, referee, club official, supporter, member and wider Touch community. I have now been in post a little over eight months and felt it was about the right time to provide an update on what we have been doing, how the current climate is impacting and what our plans for the future might look like. Firstly, on behalf of the board of England Touch, I would like to ...

England Touch will be running Level 1 Referee Courses online for the next four weeks. The online workshops and Coaching Courses have been extremely popular during the lockdown, and now referees can take the first step on their qualification ladder with these evening sessions. Content includes guidance on the basic skills of refereeing, an overview of the key rules of the game, ...

The UK government yesterday (Monday, May 11th) issued update guidance regarding behaviour during the Coronavirus pandemic. This guidance includes slightly amended information regarding outside exercise, specifically that individuals from the same household can now have unlimited amounts of outside exercise, and that no more than one person from a household can meet no more than ...

England Touch’s programme of online courses continues in May and June with both Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Courses as well as a series of Bridging Courses for Level 1 coaches wishing to increase their skills before taking the formal Level 2. All courses are being delivered via Zoom by Ben Powell, England Touch's High Performance Director, and more content information can be s ...

England Touch has launched a brand new limited edition kit to support NHS Charities, working with our apparel partners, Belief Sports. NHS staff are going above and beyond the call of duty across the country and are rightly being acknowledged each and every Thursday night. You can show your appreciation with this bespoke limited edition t-shirt and vest, with all profits donate ...

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