The kick-off to another whirlwind year, touch isn’t only an awesome way to get fit and have fun! It is also a great way to meet new people.
Whether you’re on the look out for some new friends, or the new special Someone….In2Touch has proved itself to be quite the matchmaker.
Shooting those cupid arrows, never overstepping the mark ¬touch has a subtle way of bringing people closer together. With most people involved in touch there for a good laugh and a good time, it¹s the perfect opportunity to snag yourself a sporty minded guy or gal.
Former England Women’s captain, Anna Stibbs, met her now husband ¬ the England Open Men’s playmaker extraordinaire, Mike Stibbs ¬on an England Squad training weekend. “We wouldn’t have met otherwise, unless you are a believer in fate”, smiled Anna. Fate (and the ability to throw a good long ball) drew Mike straight away to Anna. Good looks, and an even better step, how could he resist? These two can now been seen tearing it up at our Clapham Common Sunday league, playing for Gurus mixed.
With moves on and off the field, touch duo ‘BenSu’ are two Aussies who had to come across the pond to find their shared love of the game. Well known England coach and player, Ben Smith, couldn’t resist the amazing Susan Kidd’s touch ability to score. Fast, fit and the undeniable best half scoop in the game, Suz has definitely been awarded a few touchdowns by Ben.
As the saying goes, couples that train together, stay together. Touch can also be held responsible for igniting flames between England player, James Robinson, and his England mixed open manager, Aussie girl, Jessica Powell. Meeting while at the infamous European touch competition, GIF, just outside Paris; Jess has definitely since schooled James on the way the Aussies play. These two are London living, and ready to take on the Spring and Summer In2Touch fixtures.
Love can also be found in the funniest of places. Taking a coaching session for In2Touch, another Aussie/English combo was formed when England Mixed player Luke Profke, met new player to the game, Kat Osborn. Coaching her on some new moves, Luke just couldn¹t resist the way Kat picked up the game with natural ability.
The next night out planned will see off a successful April Shoot-out. With a mobsters and flappers theme, this night will surely have a few tongues wagging. With many coaching sessions and social nights planned, you just don¹t know, this may be your year to nab yourself a touchy!