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Loughborough had a perfect start to their University National Touch Series North campaign with an unbeaten Round 1 in Manchester. Loughborough’s first team began and ended the day in the same fashion, beating Leeds University’s first team in comprehensive fashion, lifting the Cup title in the process. The Uni NTS’s new format of having northern and southern tournaments allowed ...

The England Women’s 27 squad began their winter training programme not with ball skills or game play, but with a half-hour session which could save a person’s life. Women’s 27 head coach Gary Lambert – himself a vascular consultant surgeon – organised the CPR session in the wake of England Touch’s charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation and being mindful of high p ...

England Touch Association Chair Mark Croston says that he is honoured to have been elected onto the new Board of the Federation of International Touch. Croston was one of five new Directors voted onto the sport’s international governing body at a Special General Meeting held on Saturday, November 6th, along with Michael Abramowitz (Switzerland), Topy Xu (China) and Australian d ...

Saturday sees the University National Touch Series enter a new era with the first regional tournament at this level. University Touch has expanded rapidly over the last few years, and pre-pandemic tournaments were regularly attracting around 30 teams. To give more teams from more universities the opportunity to experience the NTS England Touch introduced North and South tournam ...

The countdown to the 2022 European Touch Championships continues with the announcement of the winter High Performance Training Squads! In all 289 players have been chosen across the 10 age categories, with 39 individual clubs represented from as far afield as Exeter, Canterbury, Newcastle and Manchester. The first training sessions will be this coming weekend (November 6-7) wit ...

The next European Touch Championships will be staged during the first week of August 2022, the Federation of International Touch has confirmed. England has maintained its status as host for the world’s second largest international Touch tournament, which in 2018 saw in excess of 3,500 players, referees, coaches and officials descend on the University of Nottingham’s Highfields ...

Layo Aromire is a returning referee for England Touch, she has previously reffed in Australia for a few years and has played Touch and Premiership Rugby as well as other codes of oval ball sport. England Touch’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer Tatchen Dawodu-Alcide spoke to Layo about her Touch journey.  Tae: What was your journey into Touch? Layo: My background in playing spor ...

The 2021/22 Junior HP squads have been announced. Fifty-nine girls and 99 boys have been selected for the initial training weekend in November, after which the specific training squads for Boys 18s, Girls 18s, Mixed 18s and Mixed 15s will be chosen for subsequent training groups. While next summer's international Junior programme is still to be confirmed, this year's squads wil ...

Maylene is a referee and venue manager for In2Touch. She has reffed for England Touch and has previously played and reffed touch in Singapore for a number of years. Equality and Diversity Officer Tatchen Dawodu-Alcide spoke to Maylene about her Touch journey. Tae: What was your journey into Touch? Maylene: My eldest daughter was playing and she kept saying, “Mum, Mum, you shoul ...

Soul Phoenix is an England Touch Regional Development Officer, Schools Development Officer and proud member of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. He is the coach of the current Men’s 45s National Touch Champions - Midlands Tigers, manages Nomads Touch club and is an ambassador and advocate for positive mental health. He is also an accredited Life Coach. Engl ...

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