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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 ...

The England Touch Association has outlined the calendar for the 2021 season with the focus on trying to ensure as many opportunities for everyone to participate in a safe and secure environment. There will be opportunities for clubs and teams to compete on a regional and national basis at development and elite levels, with a number of weekends set aside for Opens, Seniors and M ...

Touch returns to play next Monday (March 29th) and with the last organised training not having been possible since before Christmas, and the winter having potentially restricted individual fitness sessions, the England Touch High Performance strength and conditioning team has put together some advice for clubs and coaches for the first few weeks back. Doing too much too soon c ...

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 ...

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 ...

Touch is back with the announcement by the Federation of International Touch (FIT) that an Autumn International Series between England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will tap off at the end of August. "After the most challenging year for the world since 1945, we are thrilled there is some blue sky for our game with the return of Touch internationals in Europe," said Gary Reynold ...

The England Touch Association’s management recognises, acknowledges and appreciates the range of emotions that many of the Touch community, particularly those playing in London might be feeling, sparked by the tragic news of Sarah Everard last week. With so many women across our sport involved in Touch clubs and leagues based atClapham Common specifically, as well as across th ...

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