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The team behind the team

England’s team at the 2019 Touch World Cup is much more than the 160 players and 20 coaches, as there is an extensive support staff also heading to Malaysia at the end of April.

The support staff includes team managers, physios, sports scientists, psychologists, medics, logistics and media, with nearly 30 individuals working to make the on-pitch teams the best they can be.

England Touch is indebted to the effort and time contributed by everyone in the support team, who have been volunteering their time at High Performance camps as well as at the tournament itself.

Head of Medical, Sports Science and Performance

Cari Thorpe


Stephanie Dear, Claire Lawson, Gareth Marlow, David Harding, Thea Jackson, Christina Finlay

Sport Scientists

Nick Dobbin, Aaron Green, Joe Trickey


Jack Marlow, Colin Hill


Dr Haroon Rashid


Pippa Bourke

Team managers

Alex Scott, Samara Leamon, Justin Missin, Renee Quarrie, Louise Carr, Hana Suzuki, Nikola Halse, Stephanie Giles, Nicci Kenny, Clive Lovering


Chris Wearmouth, Malcolm Godde, Hannah Wearmouth

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