The projectAlthough Touch is still not a widely practiced sport in France and in Europe generally, it continues to develop and grow, with new teams and more players every year. It is widely played and hugely popular in the southern hemisphere where it originated from, with nearly 250,000 players (both male and female) in New Zealand and no less than one million in Australia!
Inspired by Rugby League, Touch is a team sport which calls upon individual qualities of technique, speed and agility. It is a game of avoiding your opponent, and has the distinction (and advantage) of being able to played with mixed teams.
Here are the highlights of the Touch World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia in Mens Open category :
Having achieved encouraging results last year in the Touch World Cup, including a superb 3rd place finish in the Over 35’s category, Touch France now sets its sights on the European Championships which will be played in Jersey from July 7th – 10th this year.
Our Over 30’s team will travel to Jersey this summer full of determination, with the objective of becoming European champions. This will be challenging but very definitely achievable. Our group of players is already very competitive and they possess all the qualities necessary to create a great team: experience, speed, individual skills and techniques… Now it is up to each of us to prepare ourselves, to be ready to face this challenge and reach our goal!