Bareback Riders the team of 2017

Bareback Riders completed a superb season by being crowned the 2017 Belief NTS overall winners in Nottingham. The season ended where it had begun, at the Riverside Sports Complex, but unlike opening day the finals were swathed in sunshine as the forecast rain stayed away for the vast majority of the competition. Bareback Riders came […]

England Junior and Masters coaches announced

The coaches who will lead England’s Juniors and Masters teams until the 2019 World Cup and Junior Touch Championships have been announced. The coaches were all selected after a rigorous selection process and deserve congratulations for their achievement. Juniors X15 Andrew Penniceard X18 Leah Cuthbertson G18 Marnie Wills B18 Ben Powell 21s/Scholars Mark Aldous, Harry Grocott […]

ETA looking to expand schools programme in 2017/18

The England Touch Association is seeking to expand its schools programme over the coming academic year, culminating in a national tournament to coincide with England hosting the 2018 European Touch Championships. Over the past few months the ETA has organised, or help organise, successful pilot programmes and tournaments in Canterbury and Reading, and a number […]

New format for Finals Day

On Saturday, September 16th, the best club sides in the country will be gathering together in Nottingham for a newly expanded Finals Day. For the first time the Belief NTS, SPORTTAPE CTS and STEEDEN DTS teams will be competing in four competitions to decide the overall winners for 2017. Here’s how the all-new Finals Day […]

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 […]

English and European officials team up at Ryvita Touch Nationals

This year’s Ryvita England Touch Nationals was the biggest ever event and not just for the players; #TeamRef also had a memorable weekend! The highlight of the ETA calendar for players competing for their national squads, Nationals is also a key event for referees who work hard throughout the season to prepare for this unique […]