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The 2018 England Touch National Referee Committee has been announced.National Referees Manager Alice Watchorn will be assisted by a number of committed individuals across a number of areas during the coming season.Ian Syder – Referee PathwayBronwyn Wake – Referee Courses (refcourses@englandtouch.org.uk)Melissa Day – Referee CommunicationsRoger Neighbours – Tournament Co-ordinat ...

England Touch has completed its executive management team for 2018 with the appointment of Neil Smith as the Association’s new Governance Director.Smith, who is himself an active Touch player, brings years of relevant experience to the role. He is an Information Governance Manager at Capita, having previously held similar positions with Easysoft and the College of Policing.With ...

On Friday 23rd March, England Touch ran it's first tournament for local primary schools at Manchester’s MMU sports complex. There were six super excited teams in attendance, all keen to get started.Prior to the tournament, a couple of the primary schools had received some Touch Rugby coaching sessions from England Touch player and coach Adam Brimelow. The primary school teams a ...

Exeter University confirmed their place as the top University Touch outfit by winning the final Cup competition of the 2017/18 campaign, and finishing top of the table in the process.Exeter – who sent four full squads to finals day in Bath – saw off Bath Hawks in a Cup final that went down to the wire at the Odd Down Sports Ground.Although the venue was buffeted by cold winds a ...

England Touch has expanded the SPORTTAPE Men’s and Women’s National Touch Series (MW NTS) in 2018 to give both elite and emerging club teams the chance to compete in a structured single gender competition.The Elite MW NTS will be played on both the Saturday and Sunday in Rounds 1 and 2 and is an opportunity for the top eight teams to compete for the title.The Emerging MW NTS wi ...

England Touch has announced the appointment of the Association’s first Head of Volunteers.As an Association which relies on its volunteers at all levels, from team management and tournament organisation up to strategic direction and the executive team, England Touch has made extending its commitment to development in this area one of its key priorities for 2018.The new position ...

England Touch has today announced that Alice Watchorn has been appointed as the Association’s new National Referees Manager.Alice – known as ‘Scooby’ on the England Touch circuit – has been a familiar face for seven years, firstly as a player in the Mixed Open, Women’s 27s and Senior Mixed teams, and latterly progressing through the referee ranks.In the last 18 months she has o ...

England Touch is seeking individuals to help grow Touch in schools across the country.Developing the grassroots is one of England Touch’s key ambitions for 2018, but to do so we need a group of committed coaches to help spread the word about the country’s most inclusive sport.The Schools Development Officer role will help to establish opportunities for schools to be introduced ...

A new Chair has been elected to lead the England Touch Board of Directors.Mark Croston was elected during the 2018 England Touch Association Annual General Meeting in Manchester yesterday (Sunday, February 25th).Croston has considerable experience of leadership within the sporting sector. He has been Chair of the World Dodgeball Association for three years and Director of Rugby ...

England Touch is taking its national club competitions to four new venues in 2018.Wasps FC, Birmingham Moseley RFC, Nottingham RFC and Cheltenham will all be hosting legs of England Touch’s various tournaments, venues which reflect the continued rapid growth of the national competitions and the sport as a whole.It is not just the venues which represent a more coherent structure ...

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