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Manchester NTS CTS double header

Manchester NTS CTS double header

Thanks to everyone for such a successful weekend, great to have so many teams turn out, we had 34 teams and around 40 full time referees, a great testament to the growth of our sport in England!

Hopefully the weather didn't dampen your weekend too much, ironically the sun came out as the final hooter went and was cracking the flags the week after! But, that said, everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend and there was some great Touch on display.

Thanks to Broughton Park for hosting us and making the food, especially Rob Jones and Kit Brammer, they were a great help!

A huge thanks to Emma Knott and her team of physios and sports therapists who were around all weekend taping people up.


Thanks to Shelley Grace, the nationals director of referees for England Touch. Rallying the troops in yellow from all over Europe for the weekends double header was a huge yet very successful task.



Many thanks also go to Kevin Hill, the ETA tournament director. He was unphased by the obstacles encountered over the tournament(s) and instrumental in the running of the whole weekend.


Finally, thanks to Gregg Cropper and Julie Walker from the host club. They worked tirelessly pre/during/post tournament to ensure that everything was in place for the 550+ players and referees attending, as well as playing in it too. No mean feat as you can only imagine!

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Percy Park - Richard Moody

Lincoln Touch - Verity Blythe


CSSC Phantoms - Grant Evans

Cambridge - Kumba Komba


Stephen Troy

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Pool A - Manchester Chargers


Pool B - Percy Park Pirates


Pool C - Custard J├Ągers

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Shield Winners - Narrowly beating CSSC Phantoms 4-3 : Oxford Touch


Bowl Winners - beating Durka 3 - 1, winners were Wigan Touch Warriors


Plate Winners - beating Tumeke 7-1 London Scorpions


Cup Final - beating Cambridge 4-0, Bareback Riders




Warwick Knights - Robert Palmer

CSSC Shadows - Lucy Gregs


Bristol Fijians - Kevin Platz

Wigan Touch Warriors - Meghan Clayton


Jake Hill

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Cup - Percy Park Pirates


Plate - Galaxy CTS


Bowl - Bristol Fijians

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Shield Winners - With a convincing 8 - 1 win over Durka, was Galaxy Knights


Bowl Winners - The local derby winners beating Wigan Touch 4-2 were the hosts Manchester Chargers


Plate Winners - Tumeke took the trophy beating Phoenix 6-4


Cup Final - Making it 2 in a row over the Double Header weekend, beating NTS1 winners, Hot Custard, 5-2, was Bareback Riders.


A few video highlights of the day are here too:

Thanks again to everyone, enjoy the rest if the season and see you soon on the field!

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch