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Touch has been approved to return to play as part of recent submissions presented by the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union, and in line with both organisations England Touch is moving to Stage 3 in its Return to Play Plan – equivalent to RFL Stage 3 and RFU Stage C of their respective roadmaps. England Touch has released the Association’s Return to Play Briefing Do ...

The UK government has given the green light for the return of Touch in England. Touch is played extensively across the country and following the Return to Play submissions by the Rugby Football League (RFL) and Rugby Football Union (RFU) to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), clubs and leagues will now be permitted to return to training and playing in accordance ...

A number of roles are now available in the England Touch High Performance programme that will all play a crucial role in our continue growth and performance as we approach three major tournaments in as many years. High Performance Director, Ben Powell says: "We are always looking at opportunities to expand and recruit in the right areas to ensure that we have our finger on the ...

England Touch has been awarded £28,000 from Sport England’s Sector Partner Fund to help the Association continue to operate through the lockdown and enable it to put plans in place to get more people playing the sport. Designed to support key partners in immediate financial need, the £5 million Sector Partner Fund is part of Sport England’s £210 million support package to help ...

England Touch is setting sights on a successful 2021 European Touch Championships with the announcement of the initial High Performance Training Squads. The premature conclusion to the 2020 High Performance programme has given the whole HP team the opportunity to review, consolidate and improve as England looks to maintain its place as the top nation in Europe and build towards ...

Winner of the England Touch Workforce Award ‘Inspiring Others’ 2019, Kevin Hattersley is a volunteer player and coach for a range of clubs in the North West region. Every day he is involved in a rugby-related activity which he juggles around his full-time job and family commitments.   Kevin’s motivation to volunteer stems directly from his personal experiences. Having had ambit ...

England Touch’s management has noted and welcomed the UK government’s announcement of July 9th, 2020, with the latest return-to-play guidance for team sports. The government has requested that all sports provide a structured assessment of the transmission risk and mitigations which will be put in place to minimise said risks in order to take the next steps towards full training ...

Federation of International Touch (FIT) and host nation England have jointly decided to defer the Youth Touch World Cup which had been initially planned to take place in July 2021. This decision has been made after considerable deliberation and discussion and is based on a number of factors, including: Ensuring the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators that an ev ...

England Touch Referees have prepared guides to the changes involved in the move to FIT 5th Edition rules in partnership with the European Federation of Touch. The roll-out of the latest edition of the rules was announced earlier in the year. Once fixtures, Regional Development Series and the National Touch Series begin as per the England Touch return to play protocols FIT 5th E ...

England Touch has released its staged return-to-play processes. There are six stages, from ‘Prepare’ all the way up to ‘National’, and the moves between stages are designed to be instigated in response to government and Sport England guidance, both up and down. Returning to competition in Stage 4 will begin at the local level, with matches between neighbouring clubs and then ex ...

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