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Back for its 9th Annual Touch Tournament Manchester are once again holding their season-opening February tournament, to take place on Saturday the 24th of February. We have kept the 3G pitches so we can promise no mud – although we are unable to promise no rain!
The tournament structure will have space for 16 mixed teams and has previously attracted teams from all over Europe. Competition will undoubtably be fierce with a number of clubs looking forward to getting the 2018 season underway.
Top European Referees will no doubt be out in force too, with a number of referee coaches on hand to provide coaching, training and feedback to those looking for a badge upgrades in 2018.
When: Saturday 24th February 2017
Where: Platt Lane Complex, Yew Tree Rd, Manchester M14 7UU
Time: 9:30 Start
Cost: £185.00 (£100.00 deposit AN: 00571786 SC: 11-05-81)
Team Entry Form: Sign up
Referee Entry Form: Sign up
After party: Details to come
Due to popular demand, Manchester will once again be running their 8th Annual Touch Tournament, but this time at a new state of the art facility, with all 4 pitches on 3G, yep you heard that right, NO MORE MUD!
Manchester are once again holding their season-opening February tournament, to take place on Saturday 25th February. The tournament structure will have space for 16 mixed teams and has previously attracted teams from all over Europe (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Switzerland) in the tournaments 7 years of Winter Touch-fest hosting.
Competition will again be fierce again, with a number of European clubs already showing interest as they’re looking forward to starting the season with a bang!
Top European Referees will no doubt be out in force too, hopefully with a number of referee coaches also in attendance to provide coaching, training and feedback to those looking for a badge upgrades in 2017.
If last year’s event is anything to go by, which saw some great dynamic and skillful Touch on display and the numerous nail-biting drop-offs which ramped up the excitement too, it’ll be another great event!
When: Saturday 25th February 2017
Where: The Armitage Centre, Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HE
Time: 9:30 Start
Entry Form: Enter here
Referees – Register now
To register your interest, please use this link (Full time and player referees): #TeamRef Sign Up
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Great referee course at Burnage Rugby Club, as we proactively look to build the referee numbers in Manchester. What better location too, a beautiful sunny day and a classroom outside!
Thanks to Matthew Walker for presenting the course too!
This course was put on courtesy by our working relationship with England Touch and O2Touch.
The 2016 touch season got off to an excellent start with the 7th and biggest ever Annual Manchester Touch Championships held at Audenshawe High School on Saturday. Manchester is well known for its wet weather, and this year’s tournament was no exception, with most pitches resembling a mud bath by the end of the day. But this didn’t dampen spirits and a record number of 38 teams competing across 4 divisions, showcased the best in British and Irish Touch talent.
The Men’s division was hotly contested, with Manchester Chargers, ShimmyWorldWide and the Oldies fighting it out for the first trophy of the season. It was too close to call for most of the day, but in the end ShimmyWorldWide came out on top, beating Manchester Chargers 4-0 in the final.
The Women’s division was also definitely not short in the talent department, with international teams and international players throughout, all 5 teams giving their all. Galaxy went on to take home the silverware topping the women’s league.
With the addition of Men’s and Women’s Touch Cup Tournaments to the 2016 Touch season in May, it will be an exciting year for the both the Men’s and Women’s game, and if the Manchester Championships are anything to go by, these will definitely be one not to miss!
The open mixed division did not disappoint, as Cardiff Raptors topped the table with a 3-2 win over the Bandits to secure their silverware.
Mixed Open Results
Cup Winners: Cardiff Raptors
Plate Winners: Sandymount Flyers
Bowl Winners: Thames Valley Vikings
Shield Winners: Varsity Vandals
The Steeden DTS tournament, now starting its third year, has been a very welcome addition to the Touch calendar and become a hotbed for developing talent in the game. The first round of the 2016 season started as we hope to go on, with a record number of 16 teams competing.
The tournament reached a climax when the final between Chester Cheetahs and Oakmeadians went to a very tense drop off, with the Cheetahs finally getting one of over the line to win 3-2.
Cup Winners: Chester Cheetahs
Plate Winners: Guildfordians
Bowl Winners: CSSC Spirits
Shield Winners: Warwick Touch
As with any tournament, there is so much work that goes on behind the scenes to make the day a success, so a huge thanks to Gregg Cropper and Kevin Hill for organising, Emma and Cari and their team of physio’s from Huddersfield University for keeping us all moving on the day and Corrie, Sarah and Millie for running the event desk.
And, there is no game without referees, so a massive thank you to our referees who ALL did a stirling job in the adverse conditions! Alice Watchorn, Aubrey Collins, Dan Harrison, Dan Twist, Duncan Smart, Gareth Hinds, John Knox, John O’Mahony, Kevin Hill, Lani Baird, Mike Green, Nick Richardson, Nicolas Van de Rijt, Phil Leeks, Rachel Howe, Sana Tansey, Shane Hills, Uma Ramaswami, Vicki Offland, Zack Romanu.
Also to Matthew Walker for keeping the referees in check and on time, great job and look forward to you being more involved going forward. Thanks to Matt Reid and Kevin Hobbs for the coaching support they provided too.
Due to popular demand, we will once again be running their 7th Annual Touch Tournament.
We are once again holding our season-opening February tournament, to take place on Saturday 20th February. The tournament has Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions and has previously attracted teams from all over Europe (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Switzerland) in the tournaments 6 years of Winter Touch-fest hosting.
Competition in the Biggest Club Touch Tournament in Europe will again be fierce again, with the some national sides already entering into the Men’s and Women’s comps and a number of European clubs fielding strong teams in the mixed category, they’re looking forward to starting the season with a bang!
This year, the mixed division will also host teams entering the Development Touch Series (DTS). The Steeden DTS will be a number of mixed gender tournaments (3 men & 3 Women) designed to progress the development of new and established clubs and players. Clubs can enter all or just one tournament during the season and all will be hosted by clubs that want to provide a great playing and social experience. Any questions regarding Steeden DTS please contact –firstname.lastname@example.org
Top European Referees will be out in force too, hopefully with a number of referee coaches also in attendance to provide coaching, training and feedback to those looking for a badge upgrade in 2016.
If last year’s event is anything to go by, which saw some great dynamic and skilful Touch on display and the numerous nail-biting drop-offs which ramped up the excitement too, it’ll be another great event!
When: Saturday 20th February 2016
Time: 9:30 Start
Format: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed
Entry Form: Enter here
To register your interest, please use this link (Full time and player referees): https://goo.gl/wZo0KE
On Sunday 13th September, #O2Touch and Fully Charged Events are hosting a ‘Onesie’ Touch (Rugby) fun social festival. This is a great way to have fun, get fit, win prizes and make friends..
When: Sunday 13th September
Where: Altrincham Kersal RFC (WA15 6UL)
Cost: £60 per team
Hope to see you down there for what’s set to be a great family fun day out.
There will be plenty of fun, prizes, competitions and taster sessions throughout the day plus a load of other entertainment and activities that spectators can get involved with.
As England prepares for its biggest ever year of rugby, Fully Charged Events and #O2Touch want to give you the chance to try out the game that everyone’s talking about.
Here’s how you can get involved…
Got some mates in mind and want to have some fun in a Onesie? Get together and enter the Touch Festival.
Never played #O2Touch before, or even picked up a rugby ball? Come along anyway! With our free Touch Taster sessions you can try the game out and learn the basics at your own pace.
Prefer to support from the sidelines? We want you there too! All ages can come along as a spectator to cheer on your team and soak up the atmosphere.
There’ll be music, prizes, fun and food and drink for everyone to buy . Plus plenty more.