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Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – 1921-2021

England Touch Chair Mark Croston has offered the condolences of the entire Association to Her Majesty the Queen and Royal Family following the sad news regarding the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, April 9th.

Along with the rest of the sporting world and people throughout the world, the England Touch Association offer our condolences to the Queen and Royal Family following the sad passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip was well known for his appreciation of sport, and competed at a high level himself. Several members of the Royal Family are also members of the rugby community and they have our deepest sympathies.

More importantly, Prince Philip gave decades of dedicated service, whether in the Royal Navy during World War II or in his many charitable roles in the years since, and in this he is a strong example to us all.

We ask for all our clubs, leagues and wider community,  to pause for reflection and respect before their next training session or match as a tribute to a man who has played a significant role in the life of this country. 

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch