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TWC Training Squads Announced

TWC Training Squads Announced

After a hugely successful #TouchNationals and Open Trials, the England Touch High Performance Team along with the elite coaches have announced players for the upcoming 2015 Touch World Cup in Australia.

Congratulations to those players selected into the initial training squads. This is the start of an incredible journey and the World Cup is yours and your team’s chance to achieve something special that only a few have achieved, so take this opportunity and give it everything you've got.

Commiserations to those who missed out. The standard was exceptionally high this year and the choices that had to be made were incredibly difficult.

As part of the growth of Touch in this country England Touch are continuing to expand the game in all areas and over the next year exciting plans are afoot to grow our existing National Touch Series (NTS), promote further the development of Touch competitions with the ever growing ‘Challenge Touch Series’ (CTS) and hold a series of Development Days with coaching from qualified England Touch coaches. Keep an eye on the England Touch website for further information on these. Please continue to in playing Touch and trial again next year, everyone will again be fighting for a spot as  no ones place is guaranteed.


2015 Touch World Cup, Coffs Harbour, Australia. (Training Squads)


Men's Open 

Ben Powell, Benjamin Meakin, Clint Rowling, Daniel Holland, Daniel Mendis, Daniel Rowling, Dominic Tripp, Ed Rawe, Gareth McRae, Jacob Scadden, James Heptonstall, James Knoop, Jon Weston-Stanley, Justin Conway, Kalem O'Sullivan, Lucas Lee, Marcus Leong, Matthew Myerson, Paul Smuts, Richard Eccles, Sam Jones, Simon Whitnall, Ted Mahutariki, Will Serocold. TRAIN ONs Alex Scott, Andy Brown, Blaine Bonnin-Ward, Mark Ovens, Richard Moody, Sam Cutler, Tom Simpson.

Coach: Ben Smith


Women’s Open 

Adeline Drut, Alex Maskell, Anna Goddard, Claire Rylance, Elizabeth Riley, Emily Crowe, Emilie Eve, Emily Clews, Emily Kelly, Janelle Cridge, Jenny Young, Katherine Daniels, Kellie-Lee James, Kylie Hutchison, Marnie Wills, Nicolette Bird, Nina Gulati, Pam Tomlinson, Rossannah Cormack, Sadi Meakin, Sarah Acheson, Sofia Luxton, Susan Kidd, Susannah Hudson, Tracy Andrew. TRAIN ON Morgan Ogle.

Coach: Tim Osborne


Mixed Open

Adam Reid, Ali Hogg, Angela Verniquet, Benita Lee, Bobby Taylor, Clark Hobson, Ellie Duley, Gabriel Pennington, Jade Grantham, Jake Melling, Jamar Ricardson, James Robinson, John Hood, Jordan Melling, Josh Angell, Joshua Ingram, Karlien Viljoen, Laura Balfour, Leah Cuthbertson, Lucy Clark, Lucy Neal-Hooke, Luke Foster, Luke Profke, Meghan Clayton, Melissa Day, Noel Forde, Ross Howard, Ryan Miemczyk, Samuel Grant, Sara Hatton.

Coach: Noel Forde


Men’s 30s 

Amro Karim, Christopher Wall, Daniel Wines, Dean Hancock, Douglas Benzie, Felix William Ten Broeke, Glen Arthur Jones, James Roblin, Jose Luis Dias, Laydon Kretzmann, Nathan Bourke, Pete Lee, Richard King, Richard Nienaber, Ruez Duranni, Shane Weston, Zhayne Nel.

Coach: Nathan Bourke


Women’s 27s 

Alison Griffiths, Caroline Dawson, Claire Traynor, Danielle Powley-Williams, Jennifer Palmer, Julie Walker, Kate Hyde, Kate Thorpe, Katrina Spring, Kumba Komba, Laura Mitchison, Lindsay Morrison, Lois Lau, Louise Rickard, Lucy Richardson, Lucy Snape, Morenike Williams, Samantha Phillips, Samantha Powles, Sharise Wilkinson, Suzanne Wilson, Tanya Winson, Vicki Franks, Zoe Parish, Zoe van Helmond. TRAIN ONs Zoe Aubert, Jo Cremin, Crystal Ravenscroft, Cathy Spencer.

Coach: Samantha Phillips


Senior Mixed

Alice Watchorn, Bridget McNamara, Byron Tibbitts, Claire Raisen, Dave Cope, Gregg Cropper, Jason Grace, Jeannie Ivanov, Joel Buchan, Joelene Hughes, John Howells, Johnny Acheson, Julia Kang, Leanne Simm, Martin Wright, Ollie Sills, Sacha Swift-Smith, Sue-Ellen Godde, Tamsin Reed, Travis Kenny.

Coach: Martin Wright


Men’s 35s and Men's 40s

Adrian Fear, Alex Hughes, Brett Milligan, Christian Garland, Damian Hudson, Damien Wood, Dave Ratcliffe, David Williamson, Ian Moody, Jason Logan, Jeff Bimson, John Banks, Jon Lovell, Julian Gilding, Justin Stokoe, Keith Dunleavy, Mark Georgetti, Mark Thomas, Martin Chester, Mike Roa, Neil Bowden, Nicholas Matenga, Paul Ainscough, Pete Flanagan, Richard Chapman, Russell Gould, Sefo Barinisavu, Simon Clare, Simon Witton, Steve Madden, Terry Careswell, Toby Reid

Coach: Mike Roa


England Mixed 18s

For 2015, plans for an international Mixed 18s tournament in Europe are still being formulated by the European Federation of Touch and European touch-playing nations. Following the very successful junior participation at the England's #TouchNationals and Open Trials, the HP Team and the Mixed 18s Head Coach are considering selection and training for a Mixed 18s squad separately from the Touch World Cup squad programme. More news to follow...


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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