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“I would like others to experience what I have had the pleasure of being involved in - and being able to facilitate that has been a joy to be part of, let's hope we see many more years of enjoyment.” Working alongside my wonderful wife, Siany, we helped start the Crewe & Nantwich RUFC Touch section in 2011 – which is where it all began initially as players then probably mor ...

“I can honestly say that my time spent as a Touch Rugby volunteer has been incredibly enjoyable and rewarding, but also hard work. Volunteering has given me a sense of belonging and also a great feeling of pride not just in my club but towards the game.”   I think that my Touch Rugby volunteer story is quite different to most as I have never actually played Touch, not once. I s ...

“Volunteering allows me to give something back to a sport that's been very good to me over the years.” Background I was first introduced to touch in 2004 whilst living in Japan. I played in a single tournament, with the Okayama Grapes of Wrath, which we won, then forgot all about it. It wasn't until I moved to London in 2011 that I started playing regularly, initially with a fe ...

“I feel great when I bump into former pupils from my school and they thank me for introducing them to rugby, football or Touch. It's incredibly rewarding.” I initially volunteered at Norwich Rebels because the club was in danger of folding due to lack of numbers and few opportunities to play locally in Norfolk. When I discovered Touch I realised that I absolutely loved it and d ...

The England Touch Association will be running two more weeks of the all-new specialist coaching course aimed at primary and secondary school teachers at the end of June and beginning of July. The news comes in the same week as the ETA has also announced a brand new Schools Membership package for just £20! This will give a school access to all the ETA's coaching resources, enabl ...

In publishing its first Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse Policy, the England Touch Association (ETA) is taking a big step forward in its ambitions to make the sport of Touch even more inclusive. This policy, which has been published as part of the Association’s Pride Month activities, is an important part of the strategy to remove all barriers to participation. The po ...

Volunteers Week 2021 is here, and over the next few days England Touch Association (ETA) will be celebrating the contributions of volunteers within the Touch family across the country. Volunteers contribute massively at all levels of Touch within England, from clubs to the Board of Directors, and everywhere in between. Collectively they have helped the sport take hold within th ...

All three rounds of the 2021 Development National Touch Series are now fully booked! The appetite for competition seen across the country in recent weeks has been reflected in the high demand for places, and all 24 places each of the three events have been snapped up in record time, more than three weeks before Round 1. Clubs who are interested in competing in the Development N ...

England Touch Referees have begun using an appointments App to manage referee admin for the coming 2021 season. It is hoped this will drastically reduce the amount of admin and forms that referees currently need to fill out to show expression of interest for attending an event. Spond is a multi-platform app that will be used for managing appointments and availability for ETA ev ...

The England Touch Association (ETA) is the Governing Body for Touch in England and is passionate about ensuring that Touch is truly a sport for all. It wants to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the sport. As part of this process, ETA is looking for an EDI Officer, to start with immediate effect. This position will be a voluntary role and will wor ...

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