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Harry Grocott has stepped down as University Liaison Manager, with Alex Scott taking up the reins with immediate effect. Grocott has been running the University National Touch Series since its inception three years ago, and his hard work has been reflected in the number of tournaments that are staged each year, the number of universities who enter and how many teams are repres ...

England Touch has teamed up with the Dallaglio RugbyWorks to deliver sessions within the charity’s work in Wandsworth, south London. England Under-15s coach Andy Penniceard led sessions to teach the skills needed in this dynamic form of rugby to young people in their third year of the Dallaglio RugbyWorks programme. RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development pro ...

England Touch has completed the Association’s Non-Executive Board of Directors with the appointment of Nicola Moloney.Moloney is another experienced addition to the group of Non-Executive Directors supporting England Touch’s development, having worked for over 17 years in a number of major sporting events, notably as Head of Major Events and Competitions for England Badminton a ...

Ken Pollard has accepted the role of Tournament Director for the 2018 European Touch Championships being held in Nottingham this Summer.Pollard will work closely with Chief Operating Officer Gregg Cropper and Europe’s Events Director Kevin Hill in the period leading up to July’s event and will play an integral part of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).Pollard, a former Devel ...

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 ...

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