EFT President’s Awards Night

August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As part of the European Federation of Touch Club Championships, the EFT held an awards evening to recognise a range of contributions and achievements throughout Europe. Former EFT President, Ben Powell said [about the President’s Awards] ‘this was an excellent opportunity and privilege to recognise players, referee’s, administrators and volunteers [...]

2019 European Club Championships – PREVIEW

July 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The European Club Championships is an idea and product that we have been exploring for a couple of years; with much of the focus always on major international events, we wanted a tournament that is able to celebrate the transient and competitive club competition that operates throughout Europe each year. [...]

Europe prepares for the FIT Touch World Cup 2019!

April 5th, 2019|Events, Referees, Volunteers|

As we head into the final few weeks before the FIT Touch World Cup 2019 - Players, Coaches, Referees and Tour Managers are attending their last squad sessions and going through the checklists before flying out to Malaysia. Across all of Europe the wider support networks have been working [...]

NEW SEASON – NEW APPROACH TO REFEREE UPGRADES

February 14th, 2019|Events, Referees|

Is it right that a referee badge upgrade rests on just one event? What if that event doesn’t come around again for a year? A referee may be brilliant at one event and then drop that performance. Or a referee may have an injury niggle that’s just enough to get [...]

Eurostars to compete in W35 division in Malaysia

February 10th, 2019|Commissions, Events|

We are delighted to announce our Touch Europe Women’s 35s team, who will be heading to Malaysia to compete at the 2019 Touch World Cup. We welcome 16 players from 8 countries across Europe! Congratulations to all those selected. It is an exciting time in Women’s sport. For the first [...]

JTC 2019 – Venue Confirmation

January 24th, 2019|Events, JTC, Referees|

We are pleased to announce the venue for JTC 2019 is the home of French Rugby - Marcoussis : Centre National de Rugby. Our youngsters will be able to enjoy fantastic facilities during their three days of competition in Paris. More details will be added to the website toucheurope.org/jtc Referees will [...]

We need you! Volunteer now!

December 15th, 2018|Commissions, Strategy, Volunteers|

The European Federation of Touch are always looking for new Volunteers in any capacity. After the 2018 EFT AGM, the Executive Board are looking to appoint appoint ambitious and enthusiastic individuals in the following areas: Governance Director - CLICK HERE to view the Task Description (Deadline Friday 21st December 2018) Website Coordinator - [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Men’s Open

July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Men's Open Division - ETC18 Countries entered: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales Defending Champions: England The Men’s Open Division is the largest at the 2018 European Championships and is promising to be a very tight battle for the title. Many of the competing NTA’s [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Women’s Open

July 16th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events, Membership|

Women's Open Division - ETC18 Countries entered: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales Defending Champions: England The Women’s Open is set to be full of excitement and high quality as NTA’s reap the benefits of competing at the 2017 EFT Permit Events. As defending champions, England will [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Mixed Open

July 15th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events, Membership|

Mixed Open Division - ETC18 Countries entered: Chile, England, France, Ireland, Jersey, Middle East, Scotland, Sweden, Wales Defending Champions: Scotland It has been 2,122 Days since Scotland Mixed Open were not able to refer to themselves as European Champions; this dominance of the Division is made much more spectacular given [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Women’s 27

July 15th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events|

Women's 27 Division - ETC18 Countries entered: England, France, Ireland, Scotland Defending Champions: England The standard of the Women’s 27 Division has gone from strength to strength, with England enjoying a period of dominance within Europe. With all teams with an eye on the 2019 Touch World Cup, we are [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Senior Mixed

July 14th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events|

Senior Mixed Division - ETC18 Countries entered: England, France, Ireland, Middle East, Spain Defending Champions: England Those present on the side-lines of Field One at the 2016 European Championships will vividly recall the spectacle of the Senior Mixed final and the dramatic victory for England versus Ireland in a Drop [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Men’s 30

July 14th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events|

Men's 30 Division - ETC18 Countries entered: England, France, Scotland, Wales Defending Champions: England The Men’s 30 Division is set to be one of the most competitive of the 2018 European Championships. This title is genuinely in the balance as all NTA’s entered have a balance of youth and experience [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Men’s 35

July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Men's 35 Division - ETC18 Countries entered: England and Scotland Defending Champions: England Throughout the 2018 European Championships, England and Scotland will go head-to-head in a 3 Game Test Series. Whilst neither can be formally crowned European Champion, there is plenty on the line and there will be no love [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Women’s 35

July 12th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events|

Women's 35 Division - ETC18 Countries entered: England and Scotland Defending Champions: N/A Throughout the 2018 European Championships, the Women’s 35 teams will play in 3 Test Matches. This is an historic moment for Europe as this is the first time the division will be showcased on an international stage [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Men’s 40

July 8th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events|

Men's 40 Division - ETC18 Countries entered: Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg*, Middle East*, Portugal, Switzerland, Wales Defending Champions: Wales With 11 teams entered in the M40s Division, this is the first time an overage division has been the largest (equal with the Men’s Open) at a European [...]

#ETC18 Divisional Preview – Men’s 45

July 7th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Events|

Men's 45 Division - ETC18 Countries entered: England, France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland Defending Champions: N/A This is the first year that the Men’s 45s Division will be a fully capped and recognised division at the European Championships. The strength and depth of the division is demonstrated in the strong entries [...]

ETC18 – Fixtures are here!

July 6th, 2018|Coaches, Commissions, ETC18, Euros, Events, Membership, Permits, Referees, Strategy, Uncategorized|

The playing schedule for the 2018 European Touch Championships is here! Take a look at when your team or the team you are supporting are playing in Nottingham during the 2018 European Championships. If they are playing on Field 1 or Field 2 throughout the tournament, you will even be [...]

Berlin’s Capital Cup 2018

July 5th, 2018|Commissions, Events, Membership, Referees, Strategy|

May saw Touch Berlin host their annual Capital Cup, but in honour of their 10th Anniversary they were able to secure the spectacular Mayfields which is home to the iconic back drop of the Olympiastadion. The surroundings and venue were enough to make the 10th edition of the Capital Cup [...]

ETC18 – 5 Weeks to Go!!!

June 10th, 2018|ETC18|

With the Summer Touch Season well underway we are fast approaching 5 weeks to go until Tap Off in Nottingham, Highfields Sports Complex, for the European Touch Championships 2018. We have 63 teams from 17 nations competing, and with over 320 games to be played over 4 days our largest [...]

Spotlight: Italia Touch

February 12th, 2018|Membership, Strategy, Volunteers|

This month, our Marketing Director Jane Gimber caught up with Italia Touch and their President, Stefano Emmi about the progress that his National Touch Association are making. Who? Italia Touch (IT) President: Stefano Emmi Number of clubs: 25 Insight: Since the 2012 European Championship in Treviso, Italia Touch (IT) has [...]

EFT Expansion

February 10th, 2018|Coaches, Commissions, Referees, Strategy, Uncategorized, Volunteers|

Over the past 2 months, the European Federation of Touch has had a major recruitment drive and expanded its volunteer force significantly. The EFT Referee, Women, Youth and Coaching Commissions all have new Commission Chairs at the helm and they are all excited to start in their roles. “It’s great [...]

SHANGHAI CALLING

February 5th, 2018|Commissions, Strategy|

In October 2017, I had the pleasure of attending the FIT Annual General Meeting to represent the European Federation of Touch. Whilst a quick trip, I was fortunate enough to sit down with FIT, TFA, TNZ and other major NTA’s within Asia and discuss some significant topics within our fast [...]

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

January 14th, 2018|ETC18, Euros, Volunteers|

Delivering the largest ever European Touch Championships will require a dedicated group of volunteers to work as an efficient team across all aspects of the tournament delivery throughout the event in July 2018. England Touch and Touch Europe will provide support and guidance before and during your appointment and they [...]

THANKS TO DEREK FISHER

January 8th, 2018|Commissions, Referees|

The EFT would like to thank Derek Fisher for his dedication and hard work over the last 6 and a half years in taking referee development across Europe to the next level. Thanks to Derek, we now have processes in place for much of the governance surrounding refereeing, coaching and [...]

THANKS TO FEDERICO BLACK

December 20th, 2017|Commissions, Events|

It is with a heavy heart that the EFT say goodbye to our Events Stalwart Federico Black. Last month Fed announced that he would be stepping down from his role as EFT Events Director as he moves on with the next chapter of his very busy life. Fed has been [...]