Interested in support for Schools/Junior Touch? (Click link)

As part of a national development strategy by the England Touch Association, they have recently appointed 4 regional Schools Development Officers with the aim of increasing participation and playing numbers for school-age players and so widening the talent pool for regional and national representative teams. The School Development Officer for the South West is Kirk Hullis from Bristol who is keen to hear from anyone who would welcome some support from the ETA to develop touch at their school, club or youth organisation. In particular:
  • Secondary Schools who already play Touch of any sort and would like to take part in local/regional tournaments.
  • Sports/PE leads from Secondary schools who would like to run a supported introductory programme in their school or obtain a formal coaching qualification as part of the CPD
  • Other teaching staff who play/have played touch who think their school would benefit from introducing the sport.
  • Existing Touch clubs who want to set up junior teams.
  • People involved with junior club rugby who would like to explore providing the option to play touch for certain players/groups to boost participation and club membership.
  • Leaders from youth organisations/clubs who would like to use touch as a means to promote good health, exercise or as a vehicle to explore coaching and refereeing qualifications (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award) 
  • Parents of existing junior touch players who are keen to access good quality coaching and structured competition.
To contact Kirk, please email him on or call/text/WhatsApp 07742776670