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An edited version of this article by England Touch Head of Communications and Marketing Chris Wearmouth has been published in this month's edition of Rugby World, with Chris writing in a personal capacity. When you’re overseeing a quiet club shop on a Thursday evening in mid December you have time to talk to your handful of customers when they come in through the door. Not just ...

As we all head back out to play, time for a bit of a refresher on the changes to the rules that were introduced last year. We've pulled out the the big ones in the images below but the best place to look is our guide to the changes in brief by CLICKING HERE. To help get everyone started and see how the rules are playing out on-field, our next online referee session is a discuss ...

England Touch Chair Mark Croston has offered the condolences of the entire Association to Her Majesty the Queen and Royal Family following the sad news regarding the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, April 9th. Along with the rest of the sporting world and people throughout the world, the England Touch Association offer our condolences to the Queen and Royal Family fo ...

England Touch Referees are running a series of sessions discussing experiences within the game, and to kick us off, International referee JP Doyle will be talking to Referee Manager Robin Budd at 8pm this Thursday, April 8th. We'll be covering his experiences officiating in Rugby Union across World Cups, Six Nations and Premiership finals. We'll be talking about how high and lo ...

Due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Federation of International Touch (FIT) and England Touch Association are further delaying the Youth Touch World Cup (YTWC). In the nine months since we jointly announced the deferral of the YTWC due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have continued to closely monitor the responses to managing the virus's spread wo ...

Today marks the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility, an event that celebrates the resilience and success of transgender people and raises awareness of transgender rights. In marking this, the England Touch Association (ETA) is pleased to share its leading principle for transgender inclusion in Touch. As a sport for all, we celebrate and value the inclusion o ...

This document provides an update on the ETA’s Return to Play plans in line with the easing of the government lockdown and the safe return to play for recreational sport from Monday, March 29th, 2021. It should be read in conjunction with the ETA’s overall Return to Play plans which can be found here, and unless variations are specifically listed in this document, the ETA’s over ...

The partnership between England Touch and London Irish is taking a big step forwards with the first joint Touch-specific camps for young players. The camp will be held at Maidenhead RFC on Thursday, April 15th, with a morning session for U6s to U11s between 9:30am and 12noon, and an afternoon session for U12s to U17s between 1pm and 3:30pm. Players will be grouped according to ...

The England Touch Association has outlined the calendar for the 2021 season with the focus on trying to ensure as many opportunities for everyone to participate in a safe and secure environment. There will be opportunities for clubs and teams to compete on a regional and national basis at development and elite levels, with a number of weekends set aside for Opens, Seniors and M ...

Touch returns to play next Monday (March 29th) and with the last organised training not having been possible since before Christmas, and the winter having potentially restricted individual fitness sessions, the England Touch High Performance strength and conditioning team has put together some advice for clubs and coaches for the first few weeks back. Doing too much too soon c ...

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