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Expressions of interest open for 2021 National Touch Series

The 2021 National Touch Series (NTS) is now open for clubs to put in their expressions of interest, with dates and locations also confirmed.

The ETA is particularly delighted to also confirm that both the Elite NTS and Development NTS will be live streamed, the first time the Development NTS will have this coverage.

As well as live streaming, the £250 per team tournament fee cover venue and field hire, photography, medical provision, referees, PA and marquee hire, equipment and other expenses.

The full FAQ sheet with all the information your club needs is available by CLICKING HERE.

Although the Expression of Interest form is not a full tournament booking, we ask that all clubs who would like to complete in any NTS event in 2021 to complete the form by Sunday, April 25th, so that tournament planning can begin in more detail. CLICK HERE to complete the form.

With the exception of the invitation only events, all tournaments, both mixed and single gender, are open for any England touch affiliated team to enter, and is on a first come, first served basis (including payment being received).

Once the event reaches capacity a waiting list will be set up - teams can add themselves to the waiting list by emailing events.manager@englandtouch.org.uk. That is also the email address for any questions.

Elite National Touch Series

  • Three single-day tournaments, with final rankings based on league points earned in the tournaments
  • An invitation-only Series, based on the expressions of interest received and 2019 overall rankings
  • Every team has to bring a full-time referee qualified to at least Level 1 standard. Teams will have to specify the name of this referee when they sign up for the tournament. The full referee policy is in the FAQ document

R1

Sat 26/06/21

Banbury RFC

R2

Sun 11/07/21

Banbury RFC

R3

Sat 31/07/21

Oxford RFC

Development National Touch Series

  • Three single-day tournaments, with final rankings based on league points earned in the tournaments
  • Open to any club and team which is affiliated to England Touch
  • Limited numbers of elite players per team (see the FAQ sheet for the definitions of ‘elite’). Elite players are asked to coach and/or referee
  • Clubs only entering a single team are still expected to provide a referee, but are not required to. Clubs entering multiple teams will have to provide a referee for each team they enter beyond their first. Player referee allocations will be done for a whole team to cover a game

R1

Sun 27/06/21

Banbury RFC

R2

Sat 10/07/21

Banbury RFC

R3

Sun 01/08/21

Oxford RFC

Elite Men’s and Women’s National Touch Series

Due to the reduced season the summer will focus on mixed tournaments and we hope to offer Elite Men’s and Women’s competition in the Autumn, details of this will be confirmed closer to the time, with provisional dates as follows.

R1

Sat 02/10/21

Venue TBC

R2

Sat 16/10/21

Venue TBC

Emerging Men’s and Women’s National Touch Series

  • Two single-day tournaments, with final rankings based on league points earned in the tournaments
  • Open to any club and team which is affiliated to England Touch
  • Limited numbers of elite players per team (see the FAQ sheet for the definitions of ‘elite’). Elite players are asked to coach and/or referee
  • Clubs only entering a single team are still expected to provide a referee, but are not required to. Clubs entering multiple teams will have to provide a referee for each team they enter beyond their first. Player referee allocations will be done for a whole team to cover a game

R1

Sat 04/09/21

Cheltenham RFC

R2

Sat 18/09/21

Cheltenham RFC

 

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