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England Touch can now confirm that as of Wednesday, December 2nd the Association will be moving to STAGE 3 – PLAY in the Return to Play protocols. This means that the following will be permitted: Larger groups in training of up to 30 people Full Touch rules in training, including intra-club matches Local friendlies and leagues against teams within your town/immediate area We ...

England Touch has noted today's announcement by the Prime Minister with regard to life in the UK once the current lockdown period has ended. While we welcome the announcement, especially the section regarding the return of outdoor grassroots sport, we remind everyone in the Touch family of some important points, including: This statement is still a proposal and subject to Parl ...

England Touch has two online CPD workshops this November for clubs and coaches. SESSION 1 Growing the Game in Clubs Thurs 26/11/20 Start 7:00pm This session will cover a range of areas, from choosing the right marketing channels and what support is available, through to how to identify and maximise funding streams and opportunities, and some practical advice from one of England ...

Golden Touch is the South West’s first official Junior Touch Development Centre. Running on Wednesday evenings in Bristol, it aims to introduce a younger generation to the joys of Touch. The club has been set up in partnership with ‘Progressive Sports South Glos and Bristol’, who have supported the introduction of Primary School aged children to Touch. Chris Wade tells us more… ...

England Touch and London Irish have today announced a new partnership to expand Touch in south-west London. This is the first formal partnership between the national governing body for Touch and a Premiership Rugby club and will utilise both organisations’ wide range of experience and expertise to get more people of all ages in the area picking up a ball and running with it to ...

The European Federation of Touch (EFT) and England Touch have taken the early decision to cancel the 2021 European Touch Championships, with EFT also confirming that the 2022 event will be hosted in England. The 2021 Euros – for which around 80 teams from more than 25 nations were set to head to the University of Nottingham – had been originally scheduled for July 2020, only to ...

England Touch and the British Heart Foundation have partnered up to launch The #TouchMyHeart Challenge 2020 to keep everyone healthy and engaged throughout the November lockdown – and to raise some much-needed funds for the BHF, too! Starting on Monday, November 9th, #TouchMyHeart will see England Touch put out one activity challenge and one Touch skills challenge each day for ...

Following today’s parliamentary vote confirming the four-week national lockdown in England, England Touch can now confirm that all training and playing must be put on hiatus until further notice. Grassroots sport has been prohibited during this period, and both outdoor and indoor leisure facilities – such as pitches available for hire – must close. England Touch urges clubs to ...

A new academic study from the University of Edinburgh has highlighted the wide range of health benefits which could be achieved by playing Touch. The study, funded by the Rugby Football Union and Scottish Rugby Union and published this week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, included Touch within broader research into the health benefits of rugby union. And while the fu ...

England Touch has achieved another milestone as an organisation with the appointment of Sammie Phillips as its first paid Development Officer. Sammie is one of the most familiar faces within the England Touch community and has a very strong track record of developing the sport at all levels. She has helped to drive the growth of Thames Valley Vikings into one of the country’s l ...

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