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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 Scotlan ...

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 ...

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 th ...

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 England Touch Volunteer Workplace Awards. This is the first year that England Touch has presented these awards, which have been introduced to recognise the dedication and commitment of the volunteers who have helped to drive the recent growth and success of the sport in England. The winners will be announced this weekend as par ...

The Steeden Development National Touch Series was rounded off in Manchester this past weekend. Long gone was the heat and sun which had been the hallmark of the Series throughout the summer, but the dedication and competitiveness of the 15 teams who headed to Trafford MV RUFC was as intense as ever. Yorkshire Thorns' back-to-back Cup titles in Lincoln and Oxford had put them ...

England Touch has announced the Male and Female High Performance Training Squads for initial World Cup training until the end of 2018. Forty-two men and 38 women have been named in the squads along with a further eight train-on athletes. They will have three training camps in September, October and November, with a final selection camp in early January, after which the Men’s O ...

England Touch has confirmed that it will be sending teams to compete in 10 categories at the 2019 Touch World Cup in Malaysia, the most ever in the nation’s history. England will be represented in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Women’s 27s, Men’s 30s, Mixed 30s, Women’s 35s, Men’s 35s, Men’s 40s and Men’s 45s in Kuala Lumpur next April. This is up from seven in 201 ...

Ben Powell has been appointed High Performance Lead Coach for the forthcoming World Cup training cycle. Powell has a wealth of experience within Touch, both as a player who represented England at multiple European Touch Championships and the 2015 World Cup, as a Technical Director who played an important role in the growth of coaching courses and the Touch Nationals, and as a ...

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