UTS 2016/ 2017

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The UTS is expanding for the new season and will have seven regional tournaments. They are as follows:

R1 Bristol | October 14th | Enter at goo.gl/forms/jVatXHY8CuB50BtF2
R2 Cardiff | October 28th | Enter at goo.gl/forms/sbKaDcXMJPUSxlFm2
R3 Exeter | November 4th | Enter at goo.gl/forms/A01OYZellZzZ3Rpm2
R4 Norwich (UEA) | November 25th | Enter at goo.gl/forms/y9Ir46x3hhnmaPyz2
R5 Loughborough | February 10th | Enter at goo.gl/forms/rveqZxxI9HdizEll2
R6 Guildford (University of Surrey) | February 24th (TBC) | Enter at goo.gl/forms/kM7ym6ktQxLKSfe32
R7 Bath | March 10th or 17th | Enter at goo.gl/forms/fXzEPKIvm0JeT9K62

Referees can register for any of the above events now at goo.gl/forms/WJxS0kWxRq7fYBar2

With freshers week(s) in full flow across the country and University Touch clubs being high on their agenda, this looks set to be the biggest UTS series yet, with all of last years entrants rejoining with larger club numbers, and a number of new university sides entering for the first time. We are looking set to not only have the largest University Touch Series ever, but to have one of the highest quality yet.

If there are any specific queries then email Harry via university@englandtouch.org.uk

Entry requirements:

ETA Affiliation
University affiliation lasts for 12 months from the purchase date and ALL UTS events in the 2016/7 season will require affiliation. This must be paid prior to entry and your Uni ETA_ID will be required on the entry form. Further information and benefits of affiliation can be found here – http://www.englandtouch.org.uk/membership/

Entry form
Please complete the relevant entry form(s) to enter your university.

Entry fee
Each tournament requires an £80 entry fee. There is no obligation for any team to enter every tournament, although it does give you the best opportunity to win the overall title!

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Code of conduct
The University Touch Series has been created to provide a competitive environment for University Touch teams to compete against one another and develop the respective clubs, as well as to provide a stepping stone into further England Touch Series.

With this in mind we will be following the standard England Touch rules, but with a few caveats, all of which can be found here:

Each team will have time slots to fill with referees – this can be done with a mixture of player and full time referees but it is in your interest to ensure that you have secured the services of a full time referee to take this requirement on. We will provide payment for Full Time referees based on location and experience. There is the opportunity to purchase a new England Referees top in advance (£22 men’s and women’s sizes).

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