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For years, the University National Touch Series has been dominated by Exeter and Bath, but following some eye-catching results and notable scalps, could a new challenger be emerging as we head into 2022? Having taken home silverware from the Plate competition in the Men and Womens and Round 1 South of the full University NTS, Cardiff University had already shouted out a warning ...

The England Touch Association is entering an important phase of the organisation's development and is seeking a number of people to help shape the future. We are close to presenting our 10 year Vision for the organisation and sport of Touch in England and need your help to ensure we can deliver on our plans. The first two roles we seek are a Head of Finance and Head of Governan ...

As we come to the end of the year, England Touch CEO Chris Simon has thanked volunteers across the sport for their contributions in enabling Touch to rebound strongly in the wake of the national lockdowns. On behalf of the England Touch Association, we’d like to thank volunteers across the country for everything you have done this year. We have come a long way in the last 12 mo ...

The Winter Elite Series in Maidenhead has become well established within the calendar for southern clubs, and England Touch is now replicating this in the north in January and February, with all the teams coming together for a finals day in March. Played on artificial surfaces at Gresham Sports Park in Nottingham on Sunday, January 16th and Sunday, February 20th, the Winter Eli ...

The England Touch Association (ETA) and Rugby Football League (RFL) have today announced a groundbreaking new partnership that will see the two governing bodies work together to grow oval ball sport across England. The two codes have been inextricably linked for the last 50 years, ever since South Sydney RL players first used a minimal contact sport to stay fit during the summe ...

England Touch has released the 2022 Touch calendar, so that everyone across the sport’s community can begin to plan their next 12 months. International The 2022 European Touch Championships has been confirmed for the week of Monday, August 1st, with a Junior Touch Championships provisionally pencilled in for the weekend of August 20/21. England’s High Performance squads will me ...

A trio of England’s High Performance coaches have been invited to join UK Coaching’s 10-week Talent Coach Programme. The programme is designed to develop coaches working in selective competitive environments through workshops and community of practice meetings. The programme is broken down into four modules, covering the following topics: Understanding the self Understanding e ...

This week's UK Government announcement about the proposed move to 'Plan B' will have no direct implications for Touch Rugby clubs as they hold training sessions and fixtures over the coming weeks. As a result England Touch will continue at Stage 6: National in our Return to Play protocols. However the key thing to remember with this new variant is in how much more transmissible ...

Bath Hawks will top the University National Touch Series South table going into Christmas after taking home the Cup title at Surrey Sports Park. Bath had finished second in Oxford in Round 1, but are now top because Exeter 1, who had won in Oxford, could only finish third this time around following a semi-final defeat to Cardiff. Cardiff had lifted the Plate in Round 1, but wen ...

Fourteen teams are heading to Surrey Sports Park this Saturday for the final England Touch-organised tournament of a busy 2021. The University National Touch Series rounds off the Autumn Semester with Round 2 South, welcoming RVC into an event for the first time this season and seeing Surrey enter multiple teams for the first time. Exeter and Bath are sending their regular four ...

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