Warwick Takes Tips From The Top

Last Autumn Warwick member Claire Rylance completed an England Touch survey, as a result of this she was the lucky entrant to win a coaching session from a top England coach for the club.

Saturday April 5th saw the club receiving their coaching from Tim Osborne (Head of Elite Performance and Women’s Open Coach) at their base at Old Leams RFC.

The Warwick members and friends from Wellsborne Ladies Touch were put through their paces with a range of skills and drills during the 3 hour session.  The damp conditions lending themselves perfectly for everyone’s favourite skill of the session…. diving!


There were some top dives on display which hopefully will be recreated over the summer in both the upcoming O2 Touch League and CTS tournaments.

And of course the session was completed with a game to put those new skills into practice. The day was a great success with everyone learning something to take forwards into their play in the future. Huge thanks to Tim for and putting together a great session!

Top touch continues with Warwick Touch:

The O2 Touch League is now underway on Mondays at Old Leams RFC from 6.30pm, and Touch in the Park is back with Jack on Saturday mornings………..there’s no excuse not to get involved!

2015 Touch World Cup

It only happens once every four years and when it does it’s a magical event. Touch Football Australia (TFA) have announced that Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia will host the prestigious 2015 Touch World Cup during 29th April to 3rd May 2015.

With Touch enjoying sustained growth across many countries and expanding its footprint on the global stage, it is anticipated that this will be the biggest World Cup to date, with over 100 teams from up to 30 nations.

Team England will be well represented at this event with a strong desire to build on their current world rankings. Currently all 9 England squads are preparing for 2014 European Championships being held in Swansea, Wales, during 7th to 10th August 2014. The European Championships will provide a platform for players to consolidate their place, in their chosen team, leading into the 2015 Touch World Cup

Plans are still to be finalised, however the England have put forward Expressions of Interest in all of the available categories, a great testament to the growth of the game.

You can follow the progress of all 9 England squads as they prepare for 2014 European Championships in Swansea on www.englandtouch.org.uk

Touch Football Australia have launched the official Touch World Cup website so keep up to date on www.touchworldcup.com

England Touch are currently looking for sponsorship at a number of different levels. From their National Squads down to individual player deals. England touch actively encourages individuals to take the initiative to find sponsorship deals for themselves, their team and/or the association as a whole, be that ‘in kind’ sponsorship and/or monetary donations. If you would like to discuss this more please contact Gregg Cropper gregg@englandtouch.org.uk.



Wanted: Social Media Coordinator

We are looking for a Social Media Co-ordinator to assist in promoting England Touch through all channels.
Approx 1-2 hours per week

Role overview:

  • Represent England Touch on Social Media sites (namely Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Opportunity to add more channels).
  • Responsible for ensuring a consistent message and branding across all media platforms.
  • Utilise social media to promote all aspects of England Touch along with updates from key events.


  • Extensive knowledge of Social Media channels
  • Understanding of how companies, organisations and/or National Governing Bodies engage appropriately with followers

Email: Vacancies@englandtouch.org.uk if interested.

Worlds leading Touch Coach – UK Tour

Would you like the opportunity to be coached by one of the world’s leading Touch coaches?

The ETA are pleased to announce that Peter Walters or better known as ‘Mr Touch’ is coming to England once again!

Peter is Head of National Coaching and Elite Development in New Zealand, and those involved with Team England last year will know of his expertise and undeniable knowledge and enthusiasm for Touch over many years.

Pete is not only one of the best coaches in world Touch, but has been involved in every New Zealand National competition and most impressively has played for NZ in all 7 World Cups.





Pete will be travelling the UK and delivering a number of development sessions;

Manchester: Monday 26/5/2014
Burnage Rugby Club
Battersea Road
Heaton Mersey, Stockport

Nottingham: Tuesday 27/5/2014
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Cost: £5pp
Venue: Gresham Sports Park
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Bristol: Wednesday 28/5/2014
Cost: £5pp
Venue: Oaklands
Gloucester Road, Almondsbury
BS32 4AG

Cambridge: Thursday 29/5/2014
Cost: £5pp
Venue: Coldhams Common

London: Friday 30/5/2014
Cost: £5pp
Venue: Wandsworth Common,
Wandsworth, London
SW18 3RT

Reading: Monday 2/6/2014
Cost: £5pp
Venue: Berkshire County Sports Club
Sonning Lane, Reading
The cost for the session is £5 per person, per session and can be payed on the evening of the session.

If you would like to join Peter on one of the coaching sessions he is running around the country, please click on the following link to register your name/team:


For more information on Pete’s visit or the Development sessions, please email Ben@englandtouch.org.uk


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