Malaysia 2013 International Club Challenge (June 7-9, 2013)

The first National Malaysian Development Tournament was staged at the Equestrian Park Putrajaya recently, involving 26 teams across 5 divisions, and not only unveiled Malaysian club Scorpion Putrajaya as a rising force in the game, but also highlighted Malaysia’s potential as a world-class host of the sport.

With talks of the 2019 Touch World Cup set to be hosted by Malaysia rife within the local touch football fraternity, Federation of International Touch (FIT) secretary general Dennis Coffey gave more than a hint of his confidence in the country’s hosting abilities.

With that success aside, Malaysian Touch now turns it’s efforts towards the hosting of the 2013 International Club Challenge from FIT nations world wide.

The tournament will offer a prize money of AUS$10,000 for the champion winning teams and AUS$5,000 for the runner up teams in all categories.

The tournament is looking to attract many of the best Touch players in the world eager to be crowned International Club Champions and the winning prize money a genuine attraction.


Please note the deadline for submission of EOI is end September 2012.

The event will be FIT sanctioned and you are requested to distribute this information and promote the event amongst your affiliates. Should you need further information at this time please access the web site at:

or contact Malaysian Touch at:


Malaysian International Club Challenge Team EOI

International Club Challenge Malaysia – Fact Sheet

Touch Series Finals

It was a great sunny day for the finals in the glorious surroundings of Lilleshall NSC, their was some great skills, teamwork and controversy too, making it the biggest and best finals to date!


Elite 8s
The teams were lined up and ready for the double points playoff which ensued..

After winning all their games, controversy came at the 1st break where Tumeke where found to be playing an unregistered player, thus meaning they lost their points in the pool stages and moved down to the the Plate playoffs.
Bareback Riders took the Cup Winners trophy for the day, beating Galaxy in the Finals to become the 3rd team to win the Cup this season.

Galaxy became the overall winners of 2012 NTS, for the 4th year running. A great achievement for the London based club, who work hard to promote and develop Touch in the UK and Europe too.
Super 8s
Due to a late pull out from the London Scorpions team, Phoenix Touch were promoted into the Elite 8s pool, leaving one group with only 3 teams.
After a great days play, and the scores were totted up, it was the injury plagued Nottingham who ended up bottom of the Points table, resulting in their automatic relegation into the 2013 CTS competition.
A strong Manchester Chargers side were undefeated on the day, beating Thames Valley in the finals. The score was 3-3 at full time, Chargers narrowly winning in a nail biting drop off, 4-3 to become the Super 8s 2012 champions.
The new format of the NTS/CTS means that the 15th NTS team and the 2nd CTS team will ‘Play-off’, to decide their 2013 fate. In a first of it’s kind game, Custard Jeagers will play Cambridge Bees.


Wigan Touch, containing some former and current England representatives made their mark on the CTS competition, gaining promotion into the 2013 NTS.
Narrow margins have separated many of the sides all year in what has been the least predictable and highest level series so far. Thanks and congratulations to all tournament organisers, officials, referees, team organisers and players once again.

Final Standings and Points

All Touch Series standing are available on our Tournament Portal.

Here you can find all the individual scores for every game:

Final Standing are here:



Manchester leading the way in Women’s development

A field of around 30 women of all abilities assembled for Manchester Chargers‘ first ever ‘Women’s Only’ development evening. Australian Men’s 30s Coach, John Singh was on hand to keep everyone in check, and soon noted the girls best assets, their voices of course!

They learned the importance of communicating on the pitch, as well as a host of other basic skills including; passing and catching techniques, initiating the touch, dumping the ball, three man drive, and the importance of running into space and drawing defensive players.

Warm-Up fun

Passing Drills

As the sun set and the light ebbed away, they put it all into practise in a friendly game to finish the session, there were some good skills on show and it was a fluid game of touch. An impressive display after just one session and a great base to build on.

It was lots of fun and even the most experienced players picked up a tip or two to take away.

Dumping The Ball – Techniques

Technical Tips

Thanks to all the Chargers for helping run the night, Julie Walker and Gregg Cropper for organising it and also Alistair TeagerBen PowellRyan Miemczyk and Jonny Acheson for running the drills and coaching.

Also thanks to Touch Football Australias John Singh for helping out too!

Most importantly, ladies, don’t forget the easy bit – talk and talk some more, then spread the word about touch.



See lots more photos in their facebook  gallery, feel free to ‘tag’ yourselves in the pics too:

Touch competition – Manchester

Please see the attached poster for information on an upcoming 1 day Touch competition in Manchester. This is a friendly social comp open to all to enter.

When: Saturday 25th August
Where: Trafford MV, Finny Bank Road, M33 6LR
Cost: £70
Categories: Mixed and Men’s
Fancy dress theme: Olympics, each team will be given an olympic country to represent. Prizes for the best dressed team!

The BarBQ will be running for you to buy food and the bar will be open too!

Please drop us an email if you’d like to enter a team. If you don’t have a full team, we’ll be looking at putting together a barbarians side, so drop us a line anyway!

We’ve just set up a Facebook page and Twitter profile too, ‘like us‘ and ‘follow us‘ to keep up to date.

Hope to see you there!




The Countdown to the Euro’s is on!

The squads have been announced and the air is filled with a competitive buzz. Sporting excitement has reached astronomic levels over the Olympics and there’s another major event in the calendar – The Touch European Championships in Treviso, Italy, from 12th to 16th September.

This year’s team members have been through the toughest selection process to date. A new ‘nationals’ scheme was trialed this year offering more development within the regions and a weekend of competition for the selectors to pick the strongest possible squads. England is the only nation to enter teams in all divisions, showing our dedication and development to all categories. View the final selections here – National Squads 2012

Now the domestic season is over all focus is on the finishing touches of the elite squads. There’s one last weekend of ‘team bonding’ at Lilleshall for all squads. Policies will be practiced and moves polished before getting on the plane to Italy, in a bid to reclaim our title as European Champions.

With 49 teams from 15 nations the 2012 Euro’s are gearing up to be as exciting as ever.

England Touch Head of Elite Coaching, Dave Woolley, says,
“The England squad for the 2012 European Championships is the strongest ever to have been assembled. The National tournament in April proved that the strength and depth of Touch in England continues to grow year-on-year and all the coaches and backroom staff are hugely excited by the opportunity to demonstrate the talent we have on the international stage. Every team is genuinely capable of winning their division, and with final preparations underway I would like to wish all our athletes the best of success; with the effort and application they have demonstrated, they deserve it.”

Good Luck England – go for gold!

National Squads – Announced

After the highest class of triallist seen to date, England Touch are pleased to announce the 2012 National Squads travelling to Treviso, Italy for the European championships, good luck!

Men’s Open

Shaun Bengtson
Ben Creese
Richard Eccles
James Heptonstall
Tom Humphreys
Perry Jansen*
Will Lawson
Ben Meakin
Daniel Mendis
Matthew Myerson
Sam Pincott
Ben Powell
Daniel Rowling
Clinton Rowling
Paul Smuts
David Woolley

Coach: David Woolley
Asst Coach: Lucas Lee
Manager: Helen Waters

Women’s Open

Sarah Acheson
Niki Bird
Nina Gulati
Susannah Hudson
Kylie Hutchinson
Kellie James
Susan Kidd
Benita Lee
Liz Martens
Jen Palmer
Zoe Parish
Liz Riley
Anna Stibbs
Pamela Tomlinson
Natasha Verniquet
Marnie Wills

Coach: Timothy Osborne
Manager: Rosie Jessop

Mixed Open

Noel Forde
Rheanna Hesp
Clark Hobson
Alison Hogg
Bridget McNamara
Ryan Miemczyk
Simon Moore
Gabriel Pennington
Luke Profke
Adam Reid
James Robinson
Alexandra Staffurth
Angela Verniquet
Leah Cuthbertson

Coach: Noel Forde
Manager:Alice Watchorn

Men’s 30s

Mike Abromowitz
Jonny Acheson
Karl Baxter
Steve Cleary
Justin Conway
Dave Cope
Jon Irwin
Travis Kenny
Andre Le Cornu
Zhayne Nel
Quentin Peri
Mike Stibbs
Simon Whitnall

Coach: Ben Smith
Manager: Anna Jennings

Women’s 30s

Mel Catchpole
Joanna Cremin
Sue Cross
Jacqueline D’Alpuget
Caroline Evans-jones
Alison Griffiths
Helen Grove
Laura Mitchinson *
Sarah Poole
Cathy Spencer
Katrina Spring
Vicky Swensson
Zoe Van Helmond
Sharise Wilkinson
Morenike Williams
Suzanne Wilson

Coach: Chris Woods
Asst Coach: Teariki Mahutariki
Manager: Linda Tamakaha

Mixed 30s

Joel Buchan
Simon Clare
Gregg Cropper
Jason Grace
Dan Holland
Joelene Hughes
Kate Hyde
Julia Kang
Jon Lovell
Jose Luis Dias
Tamsin Openshaw
Sarah Rosenburg
Will TenBroeke
Julie Walker
Martin Wright
Rebecca Yousefian

Coach: Jon Lovell
Asst Coach: Martin Wright
Manager: Linda Toft

Men’s 35s

Sefo Barinisavu
Jonathan Barnard
Dale Bright
Marshall Broome
Russell Gould
Mike Hills
Duncan Jeffery
Leo Jen
Adam Joy
Nathan Joyce
Jason Logan
Mike Roa
Justin Stokoe
Mark Thomas
Toby Reid
Chris Garland

Coach: Mike Roa
Asst Coach: Nathan Joyce
Manager: Georgia Yurkwich-Spink

Men’s 40s

John Banks
Jeff Bimson
Kim Chang
Neil Davies
Keith Dunleavy
Jon Edwards
Pete Flanagan
Alex Hughes
Steve Melling *
Piers Mitchell
Ian Moody
Puila Tuiono
John Tuite
Jo Whitehead
Simon Witton
Damien Wood

Coach: Jeff Bimson
Manager: Kirsty Eastwood

* Subject to exemption.