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England Touch has announced that the new coach of the Men’s Open team will be Tim Osborne.Osborne has been handed the responsibility of leading one of the country’s flagship teams following Ben Smith’s unexpected recent departure back to his native Australia for family reasons.Osborne is a familiar face within the England Touch High Performance Programme, having been High Perfo ...

England Touch has announced that Zoe Malarkey will be the Association’s Events Manager in 2018.A member of Nottingham Hoods, Zoe – who took up Touch four years ago – has been involved in organising tournaments and managing teams at club level. She is highly organised, thanks to her experience of involvement in contract negotiation and supplier performance management in her work ...

England Touch has a number of opportunities for individuals to help take the Association to the next level in its development.England Touch is in a strong position both on and off the field. The High Performance Training Squads are in the final months of their preparation for the 2018 European Championships, while the recent appointment of England Touch’s first full-time paid e ...

England Touch has appointed Gregg Cropper as its new Chief Operating Officer, the first fully paid executive position in the Association’s history and the first National Touch Association outside Australia and New Zealand to appoint a paid member of staff.The new Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for leading and strategically managing all business operations, working ...

The England Touch management team has welcomed two new members who will help develop the sport in this country at both the elite and grassroots level.Anthony Atherton joins the board as High Performance Director. He has a wealth of experience in player development, coach development and competition management as a former National Talent and Participation Manager for the Rugby F ...

The 2018 England Scholars High Performance Training Squad has been announced.The Scholars made their international debut at the 2017 EFT Championship Permit in France, a competition where they finished second in both the Men’s Open and Women’s Open against some of the continent’s other full national teams.Next year the Scholars are being included in the full high performance pr ...

England Touch has two opportunities to help guide the nation’s elite teams.MEN’S OPEN Ben Smith’s untimely return to Australia means that we have a rare opportunity to coach one of England’s flagship teams.Tim Osborne has taken the reins on a caretaker basis, but England Touch is now accepting applications for the permanent position.The successful applicant will be responsible ...

Starting his UK Touch career at Oxford Touch back in circa 2010, Ben Smith made a huge impact on the scene ripping teams apart in his ‘Golden Boots’. Over the next seven years, he played for pretty much every team in the country due his love of the game.His England coaching started in 2011 as a late-appointed assistant coach for the Senior Mixed side at the Edinburgh Touch Worl ...

‘Tis the season to be jolly off the field, and to put the hard yards into making sure that you hit the 2018 Touch season ready and raring to go!No, this isn’t a contradiction, because you can both enjoy the festive season while also remembering some core tips to underpin your winter training programme.The off-season is about body maintenance, reviewing previous and current inju ...

England Touch is re-committing its focus on growing age group Touch in 2018, including running a national schools tournament.Over the past few years England Touch and some of its member clubs have been actively developing work in schools in their local areas, with projects across the country.As a result the number of youngsters taking up the sport has increased exponentially, a ...

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