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England Touch has confirmed that Touch Rugby will be moving into Stage 6: National in the Association’s Return to Play protocols this Monday, May 17th. Not only will the ETA be able to take its planning for the National Touch Series into the next stage – CLICK HERE for details for how your club can enter the 2021 Development NTS – but the High Performance training camps will be ...

The three Development National Touch Series events are open for teams to book their places. Dates and locations are as follows: R1 Sun 27/06/21 Banbury RFC R2 Sat 10/07/21 Banbury RFC R3 Sun 01/08/21 Oxford RFC Costs per entry are £250 per team per event. This covers venue and field hire, photography, medical provision, referees, PA and marquee hire, ...

By ETA High Performance athletes and EDI Working Group members Haniyyah Rahman-Shepherd and Niki Bird. This year’s Ramadan is coming to an end for Muslims around the world. Haniyyah Rahman-Shepherd and England international Niki Bird got together in early May to talk about how Haniyyah, as both a Muslim and England Touch High Performance athlete, navigates fasting and training ...

UK Coaching, in collaboration with Resuscitation Council UK, St John Ambulance and Joe Humphries Memorial Trust, has produced a free toolkit to help people understand how to respond and act quickly to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). An SCA is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops pumping blood around the body and vital organs due to an abnormal heart rhythm. Each year ...

The England Touch Association is launching new Foundation Level coaching courses to give both primary and secondary school teachers the knowledge, resources and ongoing support they need to develop a Touch Rugby offering at their school. These new courses, the first of which will be held in mid-May, have been developed as part of the England Touch Association’s ‘Growing the Gam ...

By ETA High Performance Athletes and EDI Working Group members Haniyyah Rahman-Shepherd and Niki Bird Over the past few weeks, Muslims around the world have been observing Ramadan. Haniyyah Rahman-Shepherd is amember of the England Touch High Performance Pathway and as such, has to balance the demands of training and playing whilefasting, as part of her faith. Haniyyah grew up ...

Sport across England is standing in solidarity this May bank holiday weekend to highlight the need to eliminate online abuse on social media sites. England Touch is joining the likes of the RFU, Premiership Rugby, the Championship and Premier 15s clubs, the ECB and County Championship cricket clubs, Lawn Tennis Association, British Cycling and other sporting bodies and clubs by ...

The England Touch Association has received several queries from its members and the wider touch community into the receipt of an email sent out today from Gregg Cropper of On the Seven Events. The ETA has not shared any data with On the Seven Events. As our members have expressed concern about the origin of the data used by On the Seven Events, the ETA has started an investigat ...

England Touch is today (Monday, April 26th, 2021) moving to Stage 5: Regional in the Association's Coronavirus Return to Play plans. This means that the following is now possible: Regional tournaments of up to eight clubs Regional training and development activity In-person coaching and referee courses at regional locations You can find more information in the guidance on saf ...

We are in the process of migrating our membership system to an upgraded system and hope to switch-over next week (beginning April 26th). For now, you can continue to renew your membership and update your details in the current system (they will all be transferred across) but we are temporarily unable to accept new direct debit payments. In the coming days, people who have pre-a ...

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