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England Touch 2016 Calendar

England Touch 2016 Calendar

National and Challenge Touch Series 

Dates and venues for the UK's premier Touch series have now been confirmed. The countries top 28 teams, with 3 new additions to the line up will battle it out for silverware at each event and vie to become the crowned champions. 

NTS/CTS Round 1 - Nottingham

Saturday 16th April(University of Nottingham, University Park Campus, University Blvd, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2RD)

NTS/CTS Round 2 - Cambridge

Saturday 30th April

(One Leisure St Ives Outdoor, California Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridge PE27 6SJ)

NTS/CTS Round 3 – Coventry

Saturday 28th May

(Broadstreet Rugby Club, 105 Rugby Rd, Binley Woods, Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 2AY)

NTS/CTS Final – Manchester

Saturday 23 July

NTS 2016 Teams

1. Bareback Riders9. London Scorpions
2. Hot Custard10. Nottingham Hoods
3. Tumeke Sports11. CSSC Phantoms
4. Cambridge Hornets12. Manchester Chargers
5. Wigan Touch Warriors13. Bristol Fijians
6. London Galaxy14. Oxford Touch
7. Galaxy Knights15. Cambridge Bees
8. Thames Valley Vikings16. Canterbury Cougars

CTS 2016 Teams


1. Galaxy CTS7. Thames Valley Vikings
2. Custard Jägers8. Turbo Chargers
3. Bristol Fijians9. Oxford Geese
4. Percy Park Pirates10. CSSC Phantoms
5. Wigan Touch Warriors11. Green and Gold
6. Nottingham Mavericks12. Halton Storm

More information will be added over the winter including payment schedules for 2016 (which will hopefully provide an easier way of administering across the summer).

All players looking to take part in the NTS /CTS will require to be an individual ETA member.

Details on how to purchase membership are on the membership pages.

Please ensure that the right people are receiving the official emails, by providing a “generic” email address that several people could access– eg

Development Touch Series

The DTS is an open competition designed to progress the development of new and established clubs and players. Clubs can enter all or just one tournament during the season and all will be hosted by clubs that want to provide a great playing and social experience.
Below are initial "national" dates. All clubs across England will be invited to host more local series dates which will provide competition regionally with North, Midlands and South areas. Top clubs in each region will be invited to take part in the Series final in September.
Please note all clubs entering MUST be affiliated to England Touch which for some will be a new requirement.

DTS Round 1 - Manchester

Saturday 20th February

(Audenshawe School, Hazel St, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5NB)

Entry Form - 

DTS Round 2 - Southampton

Saturday 30th April

(University of Southampton, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Southampton SO50 5PE)

Entry Form - Coming soon

DTS Round 3 - Warwick

Sunday 15th May

(Old Leamingtonians RFC, Bericote Road, Blackdown, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6QP)

Entry Form - Coming soon

DTS Round 4 - Lincoln

Saturday 18th June

(Lincoln RFC, Longdales Park, Lodge Ln, Lincoln LN2 2RS)

Entry Form - Coming soon

DTS Finals - September TBC

University Touch Series

Whilst being focused around the development of Touch at University level, all ETA registered clubs are welcome to join as invitational teams. Individual players do not need to be registered with ETA, however all teams/universities must be registered in order to compete.

Round 1 - ExeterSaturday 14th NovemberResults -

Round 2 - Bristol

Saturday 6th February

Entry -

Round 3 – Loughborough

Saturday 27th February

Entry -

Round 4 – Bath

Saturday 19th March

Entry -

Finals - (Venue TBC)Saturday 16th April


Men’s & Women’s Touch Cup (MWTC)

Three bank holidays will be utilised to make the most of the extra days which will also allow the delivery of new Open Men’s and Women’s tournaments on the Sundays of NTS/CTS 2 & 3. We will be asking for expressions of interest for the Men’s and Women’s tournaments (MWTC) soon to provide the NTS/CTS clubs with first priority before other teams are given the option to enter. 

It is an open champs and will not count for NTS/CTS points, so can be used in the best way possible to promote and support the progression of both the Men’s and Women’s game.

  • Sunday 1 MayOne Leisure St Ives Outdoor, California Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridge PE27 6SJ
  • Sunday 29 May – Broadstreet Rugby Club, 105 Rugby Rd, Binley Woods, Coventry, Warwickshire CV3 2AY

England Touch Nationals 2016

Touch Nationals

The tournament will showcase the best players in England from each region and will be used as the selection pathway into the Open’s, Senior’s and Master’s squads for the 2017 Home Nations Championships.

All players looking to take part in the Nationals will require to be an individual ETA member. Details on how to purchase membership are on the membership pages.

Nationals - CambridgeSaturday 27, Sunday 28, Monday 29th August(One Leisure St Ives Outdoor, California Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridge PE27 6SJ)


We are England Touch

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