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England Touch is giving clubs and players updated guidance (Sunday, May 31st, 2020) for the next stage of lockdown easing. As of Monday, June 1st, six individuals from different households can meet outside for socialising and exercise, while still observing social distancing guidelines. Outdoor spaces for exercise – parks, rugby clubs, etc – are able to be used, and while the ...

England Touch has today announced that both the National Touch Series tournament scheduled for July and The Nationals in August have been cancelled, but it has also outlined a framework for potential competition later in the year, government guidelines permitting. While the lockdown is easing and more people are able to socialise together outside there is no immediate prospect ...

England Touch’s High Performance leaders are following in the footsteps of some of rugby’s leading coaching luminaries with an appearance on The Magic Academy podcast this week. Ben Powell (High Performance Director), Sammie Phillips (Head of Elite Performance) and Peter Bell (Head Coach) are Russell Earnshaw’s latest guests, talking all things Touch, from identification and d ...

England Touch is now accepting applications from individuals seeking election to be the Association's Chair or a Board-level Non-Executive Director. Both positions are voted on at the England Touch Annual General Meeting, which this year is on Sunday, June 21st. The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the Board, enabling them to fulfil their responsibi ...

The 2020 England Touch Association Annual General Meeting will be held at 9:30am on Sunday, June 21st, 2020. The Annual General Meeting is members’ opportunity to hear from the England Touch management in person, both reviewing an eventful year and looking ahead to how the Association can maximise the opportunities coming in the next 18 months, notably the Youth Touch World Cu ...

England Touch is using the lockdown to put the pieces in place for a bigger and brighter future, and this is where we need your help! We’ve launched the 2020 surveys for both individuals and Clubs to tell us what we’ve been doing well and where we can improve, along with some up-to-date information about the health of the sport across England. The Individual survey is not jus ...

England Touch is now able to offer members some outstanding new benefits thanks to an agreement with new insurance provider, Sports Insure. In addition to continuing to cover all individual, club, and non-commercial league operator members with public liability and professional indemnity insurance, as well as personal accident cover for all individual members aged under 80, an ...

Dear player, coach, referee, club official, supporter, member and wider Touch community. I have now been in post a little over eight months and felt it was about the right time to provide an update on what we have been doing, how the current climate is impacting and what our plans for the future might look like. Firstly, on behalf of the board of England Touch, I would like t ...

England Touch will be running Level 1 Referee Courses online for the next four weeks. The online workshops and Coaching Courses have been extremely popular during the lockdown, and now referees can take the first step on their qualification ladder with these evening sessions. Content includes guidance on the basic skills of refereeing, an overview of the key rules of the game ...

The UK government yesterday (Monday, May 11th) issued update guidance regarding behaviour during the Coronavirus pandemic. This guidance includes slightly amended information regarding outside exercise, specifically that individuals from the same household can now have unlimited amounts of outside exercise, and that no more than one person from a household can meet no more tha ...

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