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All smiles at Fancy Dress Social World Cup

The annual In2Touch Social World Cup took place on the Saturday, 5 September, in King George’s Park.



This was the one tournament that many of London’s biggest touch clubs and players did not miss, even if it meant missing the England versus Ireland rugby international.

The Social World Cup brought out the best touch has to offer – excitement, enjoyment, famiy and a great day of touch with friends.

It isn’t called the Fancy Dress tournament for no reason. Every team impressed us this year, as they came dressed to impress and hoping to be awarded the overall best dressed team.

The top candidates that were in the running on the day were Jamaica (Cool Running’s bob sleigh suits), Brazil (Olympic Touch/Flame, representing the start of the torch passing from London to Rio) and Japan (As Japanese Tourists roaming the streets of London). The winners were Brazil – for thinking outside the box, impressing the judges, with their men happily wearing makeup and tank tops.

For pictures from this year’s tournament and to see what happened on the day, head to the In2Touch Facebook page – and previous Fancy Dress Social World Cups.

Apart form the dress-up, there was some fantastic touch played. With pool stages, quarters, semis and finals, each team got a chance to show off their skills learnt throughout the summer season.

With many of London’s top touch clubs playing, the level did not drop off just because it was social. It was a tournament and, if you enjoyed winning, that desire and passion to play the game light-heartedly still pushed you to want to win.

What was also amazing to see was the way the day brought out the friends, wives, husbands and even children. Many players, who hadn’t played all season, made a point to come out for this one tournament. This year and, for the first time in many years, the final did not include Hot Custard. The battle for overall winners of the day was between India (CSSC) and Japan (London Scorpions). In a closely-fought game, the Scorpions came out on top.

The after-party was again held at GJ’s, in Wandsworth. It did not disappoint – every team making the effort to hang around and enjoy the evening with a few more drinks, some great company and a little music. It was hard not to hear the noise of the stories from the day’s play, as the players had taken over the bar.

For more information on all the upcoming leagues, tournaments and to see many of the photos taken over the summer touch season, visit the In2Touch website and Facebook page.