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Mark Croston, the Chair of England Touch, has joined the leaders of more than 100 other sports in urging the Prime Minister to ringfence funding for the recovery of the sports and activity sector in the nation’s ongoing response to Covid-19. To mark the Great British Week of Sport, a letter has been sent to Boris Johnson highlighting the contribution of the sports and physical ...

With full training well underway across the country and fixtures just around the corner - lockdowns permitting, of course! - the England Touch referees team is running a series of online workshops for players, coaches and referees to update them on the changes which have been made to the rules in 2020. Each session lasts one hour and will be an opportunity to go over the main ...

England Touch is expanding its paid workforce as part of a restructure of its operational team. Three new and exciting opportunities have arisen as we seek to more widely engage with those that already play and to work collaboratively across the sport and physical activity sector to provide more participation opportunities. The new roles are all initially part-time and cover t ...

England Touch can confirm that based on feedback during August and the already agreed action plans for Touch activity, we can now move to the next phase of our Return to Play – Stage 4: LOCAL. This will enable inter-club competition and is effective from Saturday, September 5th, 2020. In Stage 4: LOCAL, club activity should be restricted to no more than four clubs and should m ...

England Touch Chair Mark Croston and CEO Chris Simon visited Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Rugby, last week to discuss how the Association can work more closely with the north east’s leading professional oval ball sports club. Newcastle Rugby is home to both Thunder (League) and Falcons (Union) and runs an extensive community programme through its charity, The Newcastle Rug ...

The Touch community in England has been embracing the information and guidance from England Touch regarding the sport’s Return to Play. As of Tuesday, August 25th nearly 60 clubs and leagues have returned self-declarations and provided Covid-19 contacts, with 32 of them submitting completed risk assessments enabling them to return to full training. Remaining clubs and leagues ...

This week we lost a legend within our sport and our community, Benita Lee. Bee’s contribution to Touch within the UK is as significant as they come. At international level, she earned over 30 England caps at multiple Home Nations and European Championships, and notably two World Cups within the (then) Women’s 30s and the Mixed Open teams. At regional level she led the Taipan ...

Congratulations to everyone whose ‘A’ Level results are seeing them head to university soon! If you are a Touch player then your university may have a club already in place to join, and if you want to set up a Touch club then we’ve got all the advice you need! The Uni NTS has been growing rapidly over the last few years and you can be part of a thriving and exciting part of th ...

Touch has been approved to return to play as part of recent submissions presented by the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union, and in line with both organisations England Touch is moving to Stage 3 in its Return to Play Plan – equivalent to RFL Stage 3 and RFU Stage C of their respective roadmaps. England Touch has released the Association’s Return to Play Briefing D ...

The UK government has given the green light for the return of Touch in England. Touch is played extensively across the country and following the Return to Play submissions by the Rugby Football League (RFL) and Rugby Football Union (RFU) to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), clubs and leagues will now be permitted to return to training and playing in accordance ...

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