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The 2021 National Touch Series (NTS) is now open for clubs to put in their expressions of interest, with dates and locations also confirmed. The ETA is particularly delighted to also confirm that both the Elite NTS and Development NTS will be live streamed, the first time the Development NTS will have this coverage. As well as live streaming, the £250 per team tournament fee co ...

The England Touch Association (ETA) has today announced that Gregg Cropper has left the organisation following the unfortunate redundancy of the post of Chief Operating Officer. With COVID-19 hitting us all hard, it was necessary to revisit the management structure to ensure the organisation was more resilient and robust going into the post-pandemic era. Cropper has been an imp ...

An edited version of this article by England Touch Head of Communications and Marketing Chris Wearmouth has been published in this month's edition of Rugby World, with Chris writing in a personal capacity. When you’re overseeing a quiet club shop on a Thursday evening in mid December you have time to talk to your handful of customers when they come in through the door. Not just ...

As we all head back out to play, time for a bit of a refresher on the changes to the rules that were introduced last year. We've pulled out the the big ones in the images below but the best place to look is our guide to the changes in brief by CLICKING HERE. To help get everyone started and see how the rules are playing out on-field, our next online referee session is a discuss ...

England Touch Chair Mark Croston has offered the condolences of the entire Association to Her Majesty the Queen and Royal Family following the sad news regarding the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, April 9th. Along with the rest of the sporting world and people throughout the world, the England Touch Association offer our condolences to the Queen and Royal Family fo ...

England Touch Referees are running a series of sessions discussing experiences within the game, and to kick us off, International referee JP Doyle will be talking to Referee Manager Robin Budd at 8pm this Thursday, April 8th. We'll be covering his experiences officiating in Rugby Union across World Cups, Six Nations and Premiership finals. We'll be talking about how high and lo ...

Due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Federation of International Touch (FIT) and England Touch Association are further delaying the Youth Touch World Cup (YTWC). In the nine months since we jointly announced the deferral of the YTWC due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have continued to closely monitor the responses to managing the virus's spread wo ...

Today marks the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility, an event that celebrates the resilience and success of transgender people and raises awareness of transgender rights. In marking this, the England Touch Association (ETA) is pleased to share its leading principle for transgender inclusion in Touch. As a sport for all, we celebrate and value the inclusion o ...

This document provides an update on the ETA’s Return to Play plans in line with the easing of the government lockdown and the safe return to play for recreational sport from Monday, March 29th, 2021. It should be read in conjunction with the ETA’s overall Return to Play plans which can be found here, and unless variations are specifically listed in this document, the ETA’s over ...

The partnership between England Touch and London Irish is taking a big step forwards with the first joint Touch-specific camps for young players. The camp will be held at Maidenhead RFC on Thursday, April 15th, with a morning session for U6s to U11s between 9:30am and 12noon, and an afternoon session for U12s to U17s between 1pm and 3:30pm. Players will be grouped according to ...

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