Growing from humble beginnings, Touch in England now has an estimated 5,000 players, making it the largest Touch playing nation in Europe.
Having hosted the first European Championships in Halifax 1996, England Touch entered a record number of participants into the 2011 Touch World Cup event, boasting 120+ elite players in its ranks spanning the 8 teams, reflecting the growth and popularity of the game in England across all age categories.
2010 saw a slight ‘changing of the guards’ as the flagship Men’s and Women’s Open sides had a number of international debutants in preparation for the World Cup 2011. New age categories saw a Women’s 30s, Men’s 35s and Men’s 40 team join the 3 Open sides and Mixed and Men’s 30s side.
England is currently ranked joint 2nd in the world, following the 2011 TWC.
England made every viable final in the ETC2012 campaign and their efforts saw them crowned European champions 2012.