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It is not just Sandy Park which has made Exeter a fulcrum for oval ball sports in England. Just up the road at Exeter University the Touch club has also gone from strength to strength over the past few years, and is now one of the largest clubs in the northern hemisphere with around 300 active playing members. This strength in numbers is reflected in Exeter becoming a leading l ...

There has been a spike of activity at Wellesbourne RFC over the past few months – and all of it on the field! The Ladies Touch Club based at the club has been attracting new members and forging links with other England Touch clubs within the area to become a big success story. Claire Davis tells us more… ‘Back in 2012, the WAGS of Wellesbourne RFC men’s team learned to play Tag ...

Touch teams across the country have been back in full training for just over a month now, and player numbers are in rude health with many clubs seeing increases. England Touch – along with the Touch offerings of the RFU and RFL – moved to Stage 4 in its Return to Play programme at the start of September, allowing for full training within clubs and inter-club fixtures while also ...

ECFB, based in Tring, Hertfordshire, is one of several clubs to become newly-affiliated to England Touch since the sport returned to play in September. Nick Brown from the club tells us their story. ‘We’ve been an informal group of older former rugby players and friends who have been getting together for a couple of years now for the fitness and mental health benefits of group ...

Mark Croston, the Chair of England Touch, has joined the leaders of more than 100 other sports in urging the Prime Minister to ringfence funding for the recovery of the sports and activity sector in the nation’s ongoing response to Covid-19. To mark the Great British Week of Sport, a letter has been sent to Boris Johnson highlighting the contribution of the sports and physical ...

With full training well underway across the country and fixtures just around the corner - lockdowns permitting, of course! - the England Touch referees team is running a series of online workshops for players, coaches and referees to update them on the changes which have been made to the rules in 2020. Each session lasts one hour and will be an opportunity to go over the main c ...

England Touch is expanding its paid workforce as part of a restructure of its operational team. Three new and exciting opportunities have arisen as we seek to more widely engage with those that already play and to work collaboratively across the sport and physical activity sector to provide more participation opportunities. The new roles are all initially part-time and cover th ...

England Touch can confirm that based on feedback during August and the already agreed action plans for Touch activity, we can now move to the next phase of our Return to Play – Stage 4: LOCAL. This will enable inter-club competition and is effective from Saturday, September 5th, 2020. In Stage 4: LOCAL, club activity should be restricted to no more than four clubs and should mi ...

England Touch Chair Mark Croston and CEO Chris Simon visited Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Rugby, last week to discuss how the Association can work more closely with the north east’s leading professional oval ball sports club. Newcastle Rugby is home to both Thunder (League) and Falcons (Union) and runs an extensive community programme through its charity, The Newcastle Rugb ...

The Touch community in England has been embracing the information and guidance from England Touch regarding the sport’s Return to Play. As of Tuesday, August 25th nearly 60 clubs and leagues have returned self-declarations and provided Covid-19 contacts, with 32 of them submitting completed risk assessments enabling them to return to full training. Remaining clubs and leagues a ...

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