Anyone can play Touch as it is a great sport for hand eye coordination, ball skills and mental foresight. You can play in a men’s, ladies or mixed team and can start playing from any age.
Touch is a minimal contact sport where you just need to make a touch, even just touching the shirt or the ball counts. Looking something similar to Rugby, without the tackling, scrumming, kicking and the like, the aim of the game is to score tries. Played on a flat surface, half the size of a conventional sports field, although played to a wider extent on a social level, there are now flourishing commercial leagues in England, Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand.
There are also regular school competitions and development clinics spreading the Touch gospel to everyone. The official governing body of the sport is known as the Federation of International Touch (FIT).
One of the clubs that play in our London leagues is the CSSC club. They are all Civil Service Members who love Touch and are growing rapidly as a force to be reckoned with. The two players that have taken this club to where they are now are Lois Lau, she is currently in the England Women’s Over 27’s Team and Chris Wall, he is currently in the England Mens Over 30’s Team.
They have provided some fantastic coaching for all their players and have teams in both the National Touch Championships and the Club Touch Championship. CSSC now have many new members playing touch throughout London and they even run their own league on Monday nights to grow the game and get their new players learning the rules and showing off their skills. We look forward to see how this club will grow in the future and to see how their players continue to succeed.
There will be new Touch leagues starting in February for the Sunday Winter League at Clapham Common, where you can enter your teams or enter as an individual. Our Spring and Summer registrations will open in early February so make sure to get your teams in before you miss out. For more information please email [email protected] or have a look on our website, www.in2touch.com/uk for more information.