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Shortlists unveiled for 2019 England Touch Awards

As the end of a memorable year for England Touch comes ever closer the time has come to unveil the shortlists for the second annual England Touch Awards.

Nominations have been made over the last few weeks, and the shortlists reflect the success achieved on the international stage, the growth of the National Touch Series, development of clubs across the country, and the range of expertise which has taken England Touch as an Association to a new level.

Volunteer of the Year
Chris Simon
David Jeffs
Max Raymond
Neil Guess
Pippa Bourke
Sion Atkins

Club of the Year
Bournemouth Touch Centre
Cambridge Touch Association
Chester Cheetahs
CSSC London Eagles
Manchester Chargers
Nottingham Touch Club

Coach of the Year
Alastair Chadwick
Andy Penniceard
Dan Wines
Gary Lambert
Jon Weston-Stanley
Kevin Hattersley

Inspiring Others Award
Chris Simon
Kevin Hattersley
Lynne Cantwell
Marnie Wills

Referee of the Year
Jordi Bitlloch
Gen Mitchell
Gareth Hinds

Special Recognition
Ben Powell
Cari Thorpe
Chris Simon
Chris Wearmouth
Rebecca Maxwell
Robin Budd

Young leader of the year
Emily Simon
Emma Oliver
Evan Michaels
Flori Nasir
Nathan Power

Sports Achiever of the Year
Dom Tripp
Ellis Povey
Evan Michaels
Josh Henderson
Matt Mahoney
Zoe Parish

Unsung Hero
Adrian Twigg
Aisling Musgrove
Julian Gilding
Ken Pollard
Nick Heath

The Awards will be handed out at a black tie gala dinner at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, November 9th. We will also be celebrating a spectacular year which saw England finish third overall at the Touch World Cup and sweep the board at the Junior Touch Championships.

Purchase your tickets via this link: (or via the Events tab for members once logged into their accounts).

Doors at 7pm, with the evening including:

  • Two-course meal including sparking wine reception
  • Awards and presentations
  • Team awards and DJ
  • Friends and families welcome
  • Complimentary car parking on site
  • 12:30am: Carriages


  • £69.95   | Awards Night Dinner - Individual
  • £56.00   | Awards Night Dinner - 20% discount for coaching conference attendees
  • £629.55 | Awards Night Dinner - Table for 10

We have also partnered with the Twickenham Marriott Hotel, with exclusive rates to stay over and make a weekend of it in the capital. CLICK HERE to book your rooms.

We are England Touch

Some space. A ball. Your mates. A game
Your team. A competition. Maybe a trophy or two
Work hard. Develop skills. Get selected. Represent your nation
Volunteer time. Pick up a whistle. Make a difference
This is England Touch. Good times in a sport for all