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The England Touch Association has received several queries from its members and the wider touch community into the receipt of an email sent out today from Gregg Cropper of On the Seven Events. The ETA has not shared any data with On the Seven Events. As our members have expressed concern about the origin of the data used by On the Seven Events, the ETA has started an investigat ...

England Touch is today (Monday, April 26th, 2021) moving to Stage 5: Regional in the Association's Coronavirus Return to Play plans. This means that the following is now possible: Regional tournaments of up to eight clubs Regional training and development activity In-person coaching and referee courses at regional locations You can find more information in the guidance on saf ...

We are in the process of migrating our membership system to an upgraded system and hope to switch-over next week (beginning April 26th). For now, you can continue to renew your membership and update your details in the current system (they will all be transferred across) but we are temporarily unable to accept new direct debit payments. In the coming days, people who have pre-a ...

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 ...

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