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With six months to go until England welcomes the rest of Europe to Nottingham for the biggest ever European Touch Championships, England Touch High Performance Director Ben Powell says that he has been pleased by the first phase of preparations. Over 300 athletes were initially selected for the pre-Christmas training camps, a number reduced before the squads reconvene in West ...

The England Touch organising committee has launched the ‘On-Siders’– the official volunteer programme for European Touch Championships 2020. The On-siders will be made up of volunteers from across the country and will be the faces of the Tournament, showcasing the values of Touch as well as welcoming the world to Nottingham, England when the Euros returns in July. Recruitment ...

There are now just six months to go until the biggest ever European Touch Championships comes to England! The University of Nottingham’s Highfields Sports Centre will once again be host venue, having showcased itself during a 2018 Euros which itself set records. That year had 63 teams from 17 nations, but those figures are set to be smashed in 2020 with a 33 percent expansion ...

England Touch has been working closely with Dr Duncan Mascarenhas, Associate Professor of Sport Psychology and Coaching at Edinburgh Napier University, to bring you an interactive, free and online course about Touch Rules. Duncan is a well-established member of the Touch community and in the England Men’s 50s squad training ahead of the 2020 European Touch Championships, with ...

The start of the year saw a number of rule amendments adopted by Touch Football Australia for their domestic calendar. These amendments – which were made by a group of some of the most experienced Touch players, coaches and officials – were designed to reflect the modern game and represent the first significant formal changes in 20 years. They were also discussed extensively a ...

The 2020 National Touch Series dates and venues have been announced, with a few tweaks in the format of the Elite National Touch Series and Elite Men’s and Women’s National Touch Series. The NTS has grown and developed rapidly over the last two years along with the sport as a whole within England. In 2019 more than 40 different clubs took part in one of the NTS events, with ma ...

A number of Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Courses have been announced for January, February and March 2020. The one-day Level 1 ETA Coaching Course covers topics such as coaching competencies and standards, development of skills and game understanding, session and season planning, risk management and behaviour management. There are both theoretical and practical aspects to the ...

The revised squads have been named for the next stage of training camps ahead of the 2020 European Touch Championships. Two hundred and fifty-four players, along with a number of development players, will reconvene in February for the first of six camps which will build up to the Euros themselves, which are being held at the University of Nottingham’s Highfields Sports Centre ...

England Touch has today announced the coaches who will be guiding the national age group teams over the next two-year cycle. It is a particularly exciting time for age group Touch in England, following an unprecedented clean sweep at the 2019 Junior Touch Championships. Not only were all four gold medals brought home from Paris, but between them the teams were unbeaten through ...

The Bath Hawks earned their first Cup of the 2019/20 Uni National Touch Series after another tense final against Exeter Hurricanes. On a chilly and damp Saturday, Cambridge played host to the largest Uni NTS competition to date. Unfortunately Exeter 2s, 3s and 4s were unable to attend due to a coach breakdown early in the day. The Exeter Hurricanes however, continued where the ...

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