Educating England

On Tuesday 5th April England Touch invited teachers, sports coaches and PGCE Students to a Teaching Touch CPD day at The Swaminarayan Preparatory School.

The course was presented by Peter Bell (Australia Touch Hall of Fame) as guest speaker and funded thanks to the money received from Wembley National Stadium Trust.

The content included information on:

  • Course Presenter
  • Touch Revolution in Australia and New Zealand
  • Basic Rules of Touch
  • Skill Development (Practical)
  • Playing the Game
  • Summery and Q & A

The day started with an overview of the day and some video clips of Touch from around the world.

Followed by plenty of practical outdoor activities engaging all of the participants, which consisted of seasoned internationals, parents, teachers and students alike.


Mrs Crowe writes: “Thank you for organising such an amazing day with Peter Bell and learning so much about touch rugby. I feel very privileged to attend. I plan to introduce it to my primary school”.

A massive thank you to Peter Bell, Timothy Osborne, The Swaminarayan Prep School and all those who attended making it such a great day.

This day was organised by England Touch School Liaisons Daryl Owens and Matthew Alan Thomas.

An email is due to go out with all the resources from the day. If you was unable to attend but would still like to find out more please send an email to schools@englandtouch.org.uk

What is next?

Monday 11th April 2016 – England Touch will start lunch time and after schools in the Borough.

Thursday 30th June 2016- England Touch will host their first Primary Schools Tournament in London. If your school would like to get involved please email schools@englandtouch.org.uk