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As 2020 draws to a close, we caught up with Mark Croston (Chair), Chris Simon (Chief Executive), Ben Powell (High Performance Director) and Sammie Phillips (National Development Officer) to reflect on the last 12 months and to let us know what they expected and hoped for in 2021. CHRIS: I don’t think my first 12 months in the job could have presented much more of a challenge, b ...

At the start of the second lockdown in early November #TouchMyHeart was barely a glint in the eye. Four weeks later and hundreds of Touch players across the country had been active and honed their skills, with thousands of pounds being raised for the British Heart Foundation in the process. Twenty-seven Touch clubs formally joined the campaign as far afield as Canterbury, Newca ...

Over the last few days the England Touch Association received nominations from clubs across the country for the 2020 Volunteers of the Year. The nominations were very inspiring and it has been wonderful to see the dedication of volunteers and the impact they have across the Touch community. As this year is no ordinary year, we have decided to recognise all of our nominees. Each ...

Are you a teacher, or do you know any teachers who can help the England Touch Association achieve its ambition of making Touch Rugby a mass participation sport within schools? Then we want to hear from you! We are seeking the insight from teachers to help us gain a better understanding what is needed to not only grow the game in schools, but to help fill a gap in physical educa ...

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 from Nottingham Touch Club, which itself has its roots in the city’s league when players wanted to improve and experie ...

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 al ...

Join us in saying thanks and appreciating our volunteers in Touch across the country. Who do you know who has done the tough yardage in volunteering for your Touch club in this unusual year? Our sport relies on these wonderful people. Would you like to say thank you for all the time and effort they have put in? This year, while most activity has paused, volunteering has soared. ...

England Touch is advising clubs and members that the Association is intending on moving from Stage 3: Play into Stage 4: Local as of January 1st, 2021, subject to no further changes to Government regulations regarding organised grassroots sport. Currently teams can train under full Touch rules and play in local leagues, and with Christmas just around the corner the England Touc ...

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 ...

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