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England Touch has announced a partnership with Priority Touch who have developed an online platform of teaching/coaching resources based on Priority 10 (P10), which is a conceptual framework for Touch and reinforces the priority or the “non-negotiable” elements of the game. The following concepts are comprised within the P10 framework: Dominating the Contest (Winning the Roll ...

James Warrener catches up with Peterborough head coach, John Cranston, at the start of 2023 it felt like a good time to catch up and see how the club was doing and what goals were being set for 2024. We chatted at the club's recent awards evening. James - At the start of the year you mentioned wanting to get national recognition for the club. How has that gone? John - We got ...

The Touch World Cup in Nottingham this July will be far and away the biggest World Cup in the history of the sport. With approx. 190 teams from more than 40 nations, the Touch World Cup will see around 4,000 competitors, coaches, support staff and referees head to the East Midlands this July. With several thousand expected supporters also expected, the Touch World Cup is expect ...

England Touch and Barefoot Filmmaker have today launched the first episode of a new series, Touch: Road to World Cup, which will give a behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to achieve high performance on the international stage. Episode 1 reflects back on the 2022 and 2023 European Touch Championships, featuring candid in-depth interviews with Dom Tripp and Niki Bird, t ...

As the England Touch begins the biggest year in its history, the Association is launching its 2024 survey to understand the state of play within the sport of Touch across the country. The survey is open to individuals and is not limited to members; we know that there are many thousands of people who play Touch who are not ETA members, but who are also important in creating and ...

Heading into 2024 and another massive year for Touch across England, the ETA is announcing changes to the referee leadership team. After sterling service as National Referee Manager (NRM), Robin Budd informed the ETA management that he intended to step down from the position at the end of 2023, which coincided with the birth of his twin daughters on December 28th. Robin’s enthu ...

In this season review James Warrener was joined by Peter Strachan from Leeds-based Yorkshire Thorns.  His first question to Peter was how would he rate their season and give it a mark out of 10. PS - "I am happy to give us eight out of 10 based on success at regional level where more clubs have been coming into the sport alongside national. We won the Regional Development Seri ...

TRY Sports partners with England Touch Association to launch nationwide school tournaments. TRY Sports and the England Touch Association have partnered to host five regional School Touch Championships in 2024! Students across Years 7-13 can now enjoy action-packed tournaments this coming spring. Registration is open now until April 1st 2024. Visit www.try-sports.com/upcoming-ev ...

England enjoyed a positive weekend in Port Macquarie, notching several wins across all three categories. In the Men’s Open England opened with an 11-4 loss to Parramatta, but after that their matches were extremely competitive, with two losses by just the one try to Hornsby and Newcastle, two tries to Canterbury and three tries to Bankstown. England’s tour finished with a clash ...

England’s Men’s and Women’s Open teams had the first of their back-to-back State Cup weekends on the Gold Coast. The Men had seven round-robin matches, and while there were losses to the Australian teams there was the satisfaction of having an 8-4 win over Japan to savour. Meanwhile the Women, who lost their international match to Japan 5-3 along with the clashes with the Austr ...

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