Entries by Gregg Cropper

Coach Smith leaves with immediate effect

Starting his UK Touch career at Oxford Touch back in circa 2010, Ben Smith made a huge impact on the scene ripping teams apart in his ‘Golden Boots’. Over the next seven years, he played for pretty much every team in the country due his love of the game. His England coaching started in 2011 as […]

England Touch Association continues to expand with new roles now available

England Touch is announcing plans for significant expansion as an organisation, including a new full-time Board position of Chief Operating Officer to capitalise on recent successes and continue to grow the sport. This comes at an exciting time as England prepares to host the 2018 European Touch Championships. The new role of England Touch Chief […]

England Touch | High Performance Training Squad (HPTS)

The England Touch High Performance Training Squad (HPTS) have been announced for the Opens and Senior Categories. Direct selection into Men’s, Mixed, and Women’s training squads based on the player pool available from Nationals, JTC and exemption process in 2017 has be replaced by a single unified elite training squad – the High Performance Training Squad […]

High Performance Selection Policy

England Touch High Performance Selection Policy 31 August 2017   England Touch today have released the England High Performance Selection Policy. The aim for the release of this policy is to provide clarity and transparency to the selection process undertaken for all representative teams from England. In a targeted bid to improve results and gain […]

England Touch seek national squad head coaches

Following a successful Touch World Cup campaign in 2015, England Touch has commenced the process to appoint Head Coaches for their National Squads. Coaching appointments will be for a two-year term – covering European Touch Championships 2018 (England) and Touch World Cup 2019 (Malaysia). All head coach positions are to be considered open for appointment. […]

ETA Draft Pool for England Touch Nationals

For the 2017 England Touch Nationals, players who are unable to be selected for their home regional side for any reason (selection, non attendance at trials etc) will be able to nominate into a central draft pool. The nomination form will be embedded on the ETA website. This draft pool will open from 1st June […]

NTL Blog – A Southern Crusade

NTL Blog – A Southern Crusade. By Thomas Devereux Following on from the 2016 Euros, England Touch Nationals and the need to continually up-skill England’s coaches I was given an opportunity to visit Australia and work with the Queensland Cowboys Men’s Open Elite Eight Team at the 2017 NTLs. They are the defending champions from […]

Manchester Touch Championships is a huge success

The 2017 Touch season got off to an excellent start with the 8th and Annual Manchester Touch Championships held at The Armitage Centre on Saturday. Following last year’s mud bath, and some people still trying to get clean, we ran the event on state of the art 3G pitches to ensure the weather couldn’t ruin […]

Notes from the Big Island

One man’s blog – By Martin Wright So back in October I got a phone call from Tim Osborne asking if I would like to shadow one of the Elite 8 coaches at the Australian NTLs.  There was only ever going to be one answer to that, so ‘leave pass’ obtained, teary farewells done and […]

2017 Touch Season – Dates and Venues confirmed

  All England Touch ran events have now had their dates and venues confirmed. Further information will be sent to club contacts soon. Note: A new registration process will be implemented in the coming months.   NTS/CTS Date Venue 6th May 2017 Nottingham 20th May 2017 Cambridge 10th June 2017 Coventry 29th July 2017 London […]