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Development NTS

The Development National Touch Series is the perfect tournament for clubs, teams and players to experience national competition throughout the season.
  • Three single-day tournaments, with final rankings based on league points earned in the tournaments
  • Open to any club and team which is affiliated to England Touch
  • Limited numbers of elite players per team. Elite players are asked to coach and/or referee
  • Clubs only entering a single team are still expected to provide a referee, but are not required to. Clubs entering multiple teams will have to provide a referee for each team they enter beyond their first. Player referee allocations will be done for a whole team to cover a game

All Rounds will be live streamed on YouTube.

As well as live streaming, the £250 per team tournament fee cover venue and field hire, photography, medical provision, referees, PA and marquee hire, equipment and other expenses.

2021 Dates and Venues


Sun 27/06/21

Banbury RFC

CUP Cheltenham Tigers
PLATE Banbury Saxons
BOWL Wigan Spartans

MVPs Pam Teager (Manchester Chargers), Marcus Evans (Cheltenham Tigers)

MVR Ollie Simon


Sat 10/07/21

Banbury RFC

CUP Galaxy London
PLATE Peterborough
BOWL Thames Valley Vikings

MVPs Lois Lau (Manchester Chargers), Josh Bendel (St Albans), Theo Edwards (Cheltenham Jaguars)


Sun 01/08/21

Oxford RFC

Round 2 pools and fixtures


Pool A Cheltenham Tigers, Chester Wild Cats, CSSC London Eagles, Camp Hill Steelers

Pool B EY London Vipers, Galaxy London, Horsham Tigers, Cheltenham Jaguars

Pool C PFT Touch Rugby, Oxford Touch, Havering and Essex, St Albans

Pool D Bristol Jets, Banbury Saxons, Warwick Knights, Crewe and Nantwich

Pool E Manchester Chargers, Nottingham Outlaws, Wigan Spartans, Peterborough

Pool F Exeter Eagle Owls, Yorkshire Thorns, Norwich Rebels, Thames Valley Vikings

CLICK HERE to see the full match schedule across all six fields!

Morning live stream fixtures


Nottingham Outlaws v Peterborough


Yorkshire Thorns v Thames Valley Vikings


PFT Touch Rugby v St Albans


Bristol Jets v Crewe and Nantwich


CSSC London Eagles v Camp Hill Steelers


Horsham Tigers v Cheltenham Jaguars

Afternoon live stream fixtures


Plate QF


Cup QF


Plate SF


Cup SF


Plate Final


Bowl Final


Cup Final

Enhanced Covid protocols

All participants – players, coaches, referees, staff – are reminded of the enhanced Covid protocols, included recommended lateral flow tests.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Match replays and photos

Morning session

Afternoon session

CLICK HERE for photos from the day!

Morning session

Afternoon session

CLICK HERE for photos from the day

2021 League standings

Rank Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Overall
1 Cheltenham Tigers 48 44   92
2 Manchester Chargers 40 46   86
3 Bristol Jets 42 40   82
4 PFT Touch Rugby 44 38   82
5 Galaxy Touch London 28 48   76
6 EY London Vipers 46 30   76
7 Chester Wild Cats 26 34   60
8 Exeter Eagle Owls 38 22   60
9 Norwich Rebels Red 14 36   50
10 Oxford Touch 30 20   50
11 Banbury Saxons 32 14   46
12 Nottingham Outlaws 34 12   46
13 Warwick Knights 18 26   44
14 Yorkshire Thorns 0 42   42
15 Peterborough Touch 10 32   42
16 CSSC London Eagles 24 18   42
17 Wigan Spartans 16 24   40
18 Cambridge Wasps 36 0   36
19 St Albans Centurions 6 28   34
20 Horsham Tigers 22 10   32
21 Thames Valley Vikings 12 16   28
22 Essex Touch 20 4   24
23 Crewe and Nantwich 8 8   16
24 Cheltenham Jaguars 2 6   8
25 Camp Hill Steelers 4 2   6

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch