NTS / CTS Tournament Season 2014
Following a nomination process and announced at the ETA AGM at the beginning of November the dates and venues for the combined National and Challenge Touch Series have been set.
As previously communicated the newly combined competition will have the following benefits;
- Free up 4 weekends in the already busy Touch calendar
- Bring together the 2 events, allowing economies of scale
- Aid in the logistics for teams to travel
- Allow pooling of referee resources from within the UK and Europe
- Provide a platform for which the CTS teams can watch the country’s premier clubs and pick up tips
- Give Regional and National coaches an opportunity to see new and emerging talent
Several teams applied to host tournaments for the 2014 season with 5 placing a 1st choice nomination for round 4. The hosting decisions were considered on a range of factors by the Executive Board and Tournament Director including previous events, timing of application and development opportunities.
We have three great venues confirmed for 2014 which are located across different regions in England. Further opportunities for other clubs to host are being investigated by ETA; with the High Performance team looking to supplement their preparation for the Euros through single gender competitions along with a development level of CTS becoming an opportunity as more new teams across the county are looking for competition.
Teams eligible for NTS 2014:
|Bareback Riders||London Scorpions|
|Bristol Fijians||Manchester Chargers|
|Cambridge Hornets||Nottingham Hoods|
|CSSC Wookies||Oxford Touch|
|Durka Touch||Phoenix Touch|
|Galaxy II||Thames Valley Vikings|
|Hot Custard||Tumeke Sports|
|London Galaxy||Wigan Touch Warriors|
Teams with a reserved space in the CTS 2014:
|Custard Jaegers (NTS 2013)||Nottingham Hoods 2|
|Wigan Warriors 2||Galaxy 3|
|Portsmouth Destroyers||U18s England Mixed Team|
Reserved CTS spaces will be held for a short priority period for each tournament. The remaining spaces, will be on a first come, first served basis, which will include completing the relevant registration form and paying entry fees before confirmation of place is given. A maximum number of 12 teams (TBC) will be permitted in each CTS tournament.
Further information including full details of 2014 NTS/CTS tournaments will be forwarded in due course to team contacts.Please contact Kevin Hill – ETA Tournament Director - for any enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org