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Many clubs up and down the country run leagues during the course of the year. These can be both good sources of additional income for your club and new players at both a social and competitive level, but if you don’t know where to start check out these top tips. You will be joining a network of leagues across the country, from In2Touch’s venues in London and the Thames Valley, ...

Touch in 2022 started with some competitive action between some of the country’s best teams in Maidenhead and Nottingham. The Winter Elite Series is a fixture for teams from London and the Thames Valley, with eight going head-to-head at the home of Maidenhead RFC. Turtles built on their Emerging Men’s and Women’s NTS Men’s overall title with wins over EY London Vipers and Londo ...

England Touch is offering a free information, guidance and advice service for affiliated clubs who are looking for new sources of funding to help them grow and develop.  There are a wide variety of funding opportunities for clubs to explore, such as local authorities, community foundations, County Sports Partnerships, and lotteries. But writing the right pitch to secure those a ...

For years, the University National Touch Series has been dominated by Exeter and Bath, but following some eye-catching results and notable scalps, could a new challenger be emerging as we head into 2022? Having taken home silverware from the Plate competition in the Men and Womens and Round 1 South of the full University NTS, Cardiff University had already shouted out a warning ...

The England Touch Association is entering an important phase of the organisation's development and is seeking a number of people to help shape the future. We are close to presenting our 10 year Vision for the organisation and sport of Touch in England and need your help to ensure we can deliver on our plans. The first two roles we seek are a Head of Finance and Head of Governan ...

As we come to the end of the year, England Touch CEO Chris Simon has thanked volunteers across the sport for their contributions in enabling Touch to rebound strongly in the wake of the national lockdowns. On behalf of the England Touch Association, we’d like to thank volunteers across the country for everything you have done this year. We have come a long way in the last 12 mo ...

The Winter Elite Series in Maidenhead has become well established within the calendar for southern clubs, and England Touch is now replicating this in the north in January and February, with all the teams coming together for a finals day in March. Played on artificial surfaces at Gresham Sports Park in Nottingham on Sunday, January 16th and Sunday, February 20th, the Winter Eli ...

The England Touch Association (ETA) and Rugby Football League (RFL) have today announced a groundbreaking new partnership that will see the two governing bodies work together to grow oval ball sport across England. The two codes have been inextricably linked for the last 50 years, ever since South Sydney RL players first used a minimal contact sport to stay fit during the summe ...

England Touch has released the 2022 Touch calendar, so that everyone across the sport’s community can begin to plan their next 12 months. International The 2022 European Touch Championships has been confirmed for the week of Monday, August 1st, with a Junior Touch Championships provisionally pencilled in for the weekend of August 20/21. England’s High Performance squads will me ...

A trio of England’s High Performance coaches have been invited to join UK Coaching’s 10-week Talent Coach Programme. The programme is designed to develop coaches working in selective competitive environments through workshops and community of practice meetings. The programme is broken down into four modules, covering the following topics: Understanding the self Understanding e ...

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