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The Seniors and Masters squads have been named for the upcoming High Performance Training Squads. The men and women chosen in the Women's 27s, Men's 30s, Mixed 30s, Women's 35s, Men's 35s, Men's 40s and Men's 45s squads will assemble at Bisham Abbey on the last weekend of September for the first of the training camps that will culminate in Kuala Lumpur next April for the Touch ...

The Midlands has been crowned as the number one region in England following the completion of the 2018 Touch Nationals programme. The South-East had the better of the Opens Nationals in August, winning three of the four categories, but when the Juniors and Masters divisions had their turn the Midlands' performances saw them swoop to the top of the rankings with four of the six ...

The Midlands teams took home the majority of the titles from the 2018 Junior and Masters Touch Nationals. Twenty-eight teams headed to Oxford RFC to compete across six categories, X15, B18, G18, W27/35, M35 and M45. And building on last year’s successful day in Droitwich, this year’s tournament was extended over two days, with every team playing 40-minute matches across the wee ...

England Touch has announced the 2018 Workforce Volunteers of the Year. These new awards have been introduced to recognise the hard work and dedication that has been put in across the country to make Touch one of England’s fastest-growing sports at all levels, and helped to make us the leading nation in Europe. “Touch in England is thriving!” says Chief Operating Officer Gregg C ...

This is the third year that the Mixed 15s category has been a part of the Juniors division at Touch Nationals. So far the titles have been shared equally between north and south, with the Northern Stars winning in 2016 and the Southern Mavericks taking home the silverware in Droitwich in 2017. This year there are four teams taking part, Southern Mavericks, Northern Stars, Midla ...

Girl’s 18s is a category in which England has become the leading nation in Europe, with the national team having won back-to-back Junior Touch Championship titles in 2017 and 2018. So it is no surprise that every area of the country is represented at Touch Nationals, where the Northern Stars will be looking to retain the trophy that they won 12 months ago as part of the region’ ...

The expansion into the single gender categories at Under-18 level is one of the drivers of giving the Juniors their own weekend of Touch Nationals competition. This is the second year that the boys have had their own tournament, and the experience that the youngsters are having is reflected in the national team’s improved performance at this summer’s Junior Touch Championships ...

This is the second year of the Masters categories having their own divisional Touch Nationals, and this category has expanded from purely Women’s 35s teams to also include Women’s 27s teams, too. England is the leading nation in Europe in both categories, with the Women’s 27s the reigning European champions and the Women’s 35s having won their three-Test series against Scotland ...

The Men’s 45s was the biggest single category in the 2017 Masters, and this year’s is just as big. West Wildcats took home the title from Droitwich in 2017, finishing ahead of Midlands Tigers, North-West Blades, North-East Raiders, London Crusaders and South-East Renegades. The same areas are being represented this year in a tournament that will see each team play each other on ...

The Men’s 35s category is in its second year at Touch Nationals, and with players who played Opens through their 20s and early-30s now approaching their more mature years it is also an area of strength within English Touch. The England team not just won their three-Test series against Scotland in Nottingham earlier this summer, but also won a number of games against some of the ...

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