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Schools Touch Rugby Championships 2024

TRY Sports partners with England Touch Association to launch nationwide school tournaments.

TRY Sports and the England Touch Association have partnered to host five regional School Touch Championships in 2024! Students across Years 7-13 can now enjoy action-packed tournaments this coming spring.

Registration is open now until April 1st 2024. Visit to secure your team's spot now or find out more.

The launch of these events comes at an exciting time for Touch Rugby, with recent Sport England recognition and England hosting what is expected to be the biggest ever Touch World Cup in July 2024.

The Basics

  • Mixed, girls', and boys' team categories
  • Years 7/8, 9/10, 11/12/13 divisions
  • 4-6 guaranteed matches per team
  • Skills sessions during breaks

Tournaments are open for both state and private schools.

Key dates and venues

  • 26 April 2024 - North East (Harrogate RFC)
  • 3 May 2024 - Midlands (Nottingham RFC)
  • 10 May 2024 - South East (Old Reigatians RFC)
  • 17 May 2024 - North West (Orrell St James RLFC)
  • 24 May 2024 - South West (North Bristol RFC)

Andy Penniceard, a director at TRY Sports, says: “We are delighted for TRY Sports to partner with the ETA to grow Touch Rugby in UK schools.

“Our shared goal is to enrich young lives through sports and promote teamwork, inclusion, and support the physical, social and mental well-being of students. Together, we'll have more opportunities for growth and community engagement, expanding the reach of Touch Rugby even further.

“We're thrilled about the synergy between Try Sports and the ETA and look forward to achieving impactful results together.”

TRY Sports were a delivery partner for England Touch’s schools events earlier in 2023, and General Manager, Sammie Phillips, is delighted to have formalised this partnership for 2024.

“Having TRY Sports as a partner for schools events going into 2024 is a key agreement for England Touch, and it is fantastic that we will be working closely together,” she commented. “TRY Sports has a very experienced team of coaches, and we saw earlier in the year how engaged and energised the students and teachers alike were, especially by the skills sessions.

“We are seeing more and more interest coming from schools across the country, and everyone at England Touch is looking forward to an exciting 2024!”

Head to to find out more or to register your team for the Schools Touch Championships 2024 today.

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