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Shelley's Touch Referee Blog Entry:So what a year 2012 has turned out to be! To say that it was a long season is to say the least - but at least we always had the highlight of the season right at the end ... the European Touch Championships taking place in Treviso, Italy.England was fantastically represented by 10 accomplished referees: Cece Cheog Sarah Porcelli Uma Ramaswami S ...

This has been my first year at the helm of the ETA and it's been a very busy, eventful and enjoyable year too. I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who has assisted in us achieve our 2012 goals.Elite SelectionWe had a new structure in place this year for our elite selection, new policies in place and a way of attracting lots of new players through the pathway. Thanks to Dan ...

The European Touch Championships is the largest touch tournament in Europe. This year’s edition was held at the Lancenigo-Villorba sports centre from the 11th to the 16th of September, at the very gate of the City of Treviso.Fifteen European nations were represented and a total of fifty teams in seven categories of play (Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Open, Senior Mixed, Men's ...

Back Row (L-R) Jon Lovell (Player/Coach),  Will TenBroeke, Simon Clare, Jose Luis Dias, Dan Holland, Martin Wright, Joel Buchan, Jason Grace, Gregg Cropper.Front Row (L-R) Rebecca Yousefian, Kate Hyde,  Julie Walker, Tamsin Openshaw Julia Kang, Sarah Rosenburg, Joelene HughesManager: Ben Powell. Physio: Emma Knott It was only a matter of a few months ago that the mixed 30s squa ...

This year was the culmination of 4 years of effort by the Men’s 40s squad.Four years ago the first 40s squad started on the road, but lost heavily to all the teams at the 2009 Home Nations. The next two years, the England Men’s 40s team showed more promise but still didn't deliver. Nevertheless, the fruits of all that effort came this year. The lesson learnt was that - success ...

When: Saturday 3rd NovemberWhere: Gosford All Blacks RFC, Stratfield Brake, Freize Way, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1UPCost: £TBCCategories: MixedContact: bonfire@oxfordtouchrugby.co.uk  ...

In true English fashion, this blog is about the weather. We woke up to a perfect morning of Touch weather, overcast and much cooler than previous days. Game faces were being prepared, looks showed a mixture of nervous excitement and some apprehension.Nerves soon melted away and smiles and celebrations could be seen around the England camp, as team after team shared their good r ...

Treviso, Italy - home to Benetton, appliance maker De’Longhi, bicycle make Pinarello and now Wikipedia will have to add another fact to this impressive list, host city to European Touch Championships 2012!The 200 strong England squad, along with fourteen other nations, descended on the city’s main square. There were whoops, cheers and lots of flag waving as the teams snaked thr ...

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We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch