News - Europe

Touch on TV

April 10, 2014 @ 8:48 UTC

Touch made it's way onto Europe's Setanta TV channel recently, in what is believed to be a first for the northern hemisphere.

New FIT Positions

April 10, 2014 @ 8:48 UTC

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) is the executive body for Touch globally and manages all aspects of the sport. One of the key areas of responsibilities for FIT is to improve the ongoing development of all female participants, including players, coaches, and referees; and another is to improve the ongoing development of all players at all stages of development. Introducing and developing Touch for children and youth is regarded by FIT as essential for the expansion and continuity of the sport.

Europe's Biggest Mixed Tournament Chargers Ahead

Feb. 27, 2014 @ 14:10 UTC

If proof was needed that Touch is an exploding sport across the UK, the fifth annual Manchester Touch Championships was it. Twenty four (24) teams made their way from all four corners of the country to William Hulme Grammar School, to firstly pitch their tent and secondly try and stake their claim to a piece of silverware. Hosted by Manchester Chargers, this year's competition was the biggest mixed division club competition in Europe, with teams competing in five divisions — men's, women's and three mixed (Premiership, Championship and Division 1).

ETA Calling Educators

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 13:37 UTC

With the growth of Touch across the country and the new U18 development squad recently announced, England Touch is taking the next steps to develop a Schools Touch programme and they need your help.

Manchester Launches 2014 Season

Feb. 9, 2014 @ 14:05 UTC

Although we've not yet reached the end of 2013, teams across Europe are alread looking forward to the start of the 2014 Touch season with the 5th Annual Manchester Touch Championships, to be held on Saturday, 22nd Frebruary.This tournament has proven to be a great start to the season for the past few years and is a great way for teams to blow off the winter cobwebs and get back on the field. The tournament has previously attracted Scottish, Welsh, Swiss, & Spanish national teams, as well regional sides from England. Ireland have also entered the forthcoming event, and there has been an EOI from an Italian side too.