We always want to hear from anyone who is interested in setting up a new club, running a league and/or tournament in England so we can offer our support and assistance to get you started. Please contact us in the first instance. Gregg@englandtouch.org.uk
All applications for membership of the England Touch are governed by the Constitution, Regulations and By Laws of England Touch. It is your responsibility to ensure you qualify for membership under the criteria set by the ETA
We have numerous membership schemes and have now introduced a individual membership scheme too.
Any issues, please contact the membership team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The affiliation process is easy. Simply follow the relevant links to fill in your details
League / Venue Membership
Individual Membership (including coach, referee, medical staff, plus a combination of those listed). To be used by those looking to play the season inc CTS, NTS, Nationals etc. Not sure which option(s) to chose, take a look here for some guidelines.
O2 Touch Membership
Click here to see all the benefits of affiliation. (updated March 2015)
Below details the costs for each of the different membership type.
Following initial communication of changes to the ETA league affiliation pricing, we have received further feedback on the proposal and held follow-up discussions with a number of league operators. As we continue to review the affiliation structure, it has been decided that the 2015 league affiliation fees will follow the same methodology as prior years, i.e. based on the number of teams in the busiest league. As voted on and agreed at the 2013 SGM, the price per team will increase from £18 to £20 for 2015.
The ETA will continue to review and develop the pricing structure to ensure it is fair for all league operators. In addition, the services provided by the ETA will be formalised and monitored to provide clear and consistent benefits for league operators. As always, we welcome any feedback on the proposals.
Proposals for 2016 will be issued following further consultation, the current proposed costings for 2016 are detailed below.
League provider pays per team that enters in each and every league, on a sliding scale. i.e. There is a sliding scale of costs, incentivising operators to run more leagues at a reduced affiliation rate, down to a maximum of 50% discount. The ‘per team’ fee has also been reduced from £18 to £15 per team
League 1 = 100% (£15.00), League 2 = 80% (£12.00), League 3 = 65% (£9.25), League 4> = 50% (£7.50).
The below table shows examples.
Basic club membership costs are £125 per year (for up to 20 players) and incorporates the DBS costs as part of our ongoing governance review. We are also supplementing this with an additional sliding scale based on clubs membership base incorporating and offsetting against individual members registered to your club. We have shown examples below on how the sliding scale will work. The more players signed up as individuals, the lower along the scale they sit. The below table shows examples.
Note: Clubs will be requested to submit the following information regarding their player base upon registering: Name, D.o.B, Gender, Email address.
Only those who are registered via this system, and given an individual ID number will be eligible to partake in any ETA ran events, including: CTS, NTS, Touch Nationals and/or the national representative squads. Payment will be made by individuals via the online registration system. Cost will be £15 per person (£10 per full time student U23 and/or U18 per year).
One off levy
As our sport grows, it’s not uncommon ‘unattached’ individuals are invited to ETA ran events. i.e. one offs who live abroad, or those only involved one tournament. A £5 levy will be charged per ETA Tournament. Therefore they do not need to be full members but it is also cheaper to be a full ETA member if they are looking to be involved all year round. Only individuals who are registered via this link, and given an individual ID number (via email from Tournaments Director) will be eligible to partake in any ETA ran events, including: CTS, NTS, Touch Nationals and/or the national representative squads. Payment will be made by individuals via this PayPal link.
One Off Event
£20 per team entered.
Click here for your questions answered. (updated March 2015)
While we support any English teams, players and officials taking part in affiliated Touch tournaments across the country and abroad, you should take care that any you are involved in are indeed properly affiliated to the relevant National Touch Association (NTA).
Taking part in an unaffiliated event is against England Touch and FIT policy and could result in a player, team or official being banned from future England Touch and/or FIT affiliated events.
Please do be aware of the consequences of participating in unaffiliated events. If you are unsure, always ask first!
Further information on unaffiliated events can be found here.