Ross Touch growing reps

February 20, 2019

Ross Touch is growing fast and with the latest representative announcements, is providing opportunities at all levels. Touch Rugby or TOUCH, as it is known, is a minimal contact sport that is played worldwide by men, women and children of all ages, and is special in that it is played in male, female and mixed formats from social to international level. It is an athletic team game which emphasizes running, agility and ball handling skills such as passing and catching. Touch is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a sport this year. Ross Touch Centre is a section of the RRFC and commenced its social mixed touch 3 years ago. From humble beginnings of 5-6 players, it now regularly attracts 30 + players to its Wednesday or Thursday night training and games. With its continued growth, in 2018 Ross Touch Centre obtained sponsorship from Bradfords Building supplies and with new kit entered various inter club and regional touch tournaments. With greater experience and exposure came further opportunities to train and play at elite levels. Henny Vine is currently training with the England Mixed U18 squad. The final team, to be selected shortly, will play in the European Junior Championships in Paris later this year. And in late April 2019, the best teams from all over the world will converge on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 9th Touch World Cup. Played every 4 years, the World Cup has been held in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan, South Africa and Scotland previously. We would like to congratulate and extend best wishes to:  Hefin Archer-Williams who has been selected in the Great Britain Men’s 50s team.  Gareth Revell who has been selected in the Wales Mixed Open Team. He is also the team’s coach.  Mark Jensen who has been selected in the England Men’s 45s team. Ross Touch Centre would like to thank its sponsors and supporters, particularly O2 Touch, Bradfords Building Supplies and Halo Gym.