Help the players of the French Over 30’s team to finance their participation in the European Championships taking place in Jersey in July!


The project

Although 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!  


Why fund it?

Eighteen of us will travel to Jersey for the Championships – 16 players, 1 manager and 1 osteopath. 


Here is the budget for the whole team:


- 6000 €  for accomodation :

     * 1 night in St Malo

     * 5 nights in Jersey

     * breakfast

- 4500 €  for tournament fees and gears

- 3000 € for transportation

- 2500 € for food (lunch and diner)


It represents a total amount of 16000 €


Since Touch is an amateur sport, the entire cost is borne by the players themselves – over €900 per person. Each much appreciated donation will serve to reduce the individual cost to the players.


We rely on your generosity to make this happen… All donations very gratefully accepted!




EdF +30

En route pour Jersey 2016 avec Yohan BERGERE, Emeric BOURASSEAU, Samir BOUTALEB, Emmanuel CONDE, Boris DARCEAUX, David DESGRANGES, Arnaud DI BENEDETTO, Bruno HEINTZ, Josep Lluis JORNET, Mathieu LAPEZE, Vincent MAGALLON, Benoit MARREL, Julien MENANA, Gaspard PERONNET, Nicolas RIBEIRO, Julien VELLET, Fabien CARON (manager) et Thibault FEVRE (ostéo)

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Bon courage les gars ! ALLEZ LES BLEUS !!!
Ce sport, je le jouais dans la cour de mon lycée en 1973. C'était génial. On jouait au rugby sur du bitume...Et il fallait être particulièrement habile, tecnique, rapide et collectif.... Le rugby est alors ouvert à tous! Pierrick
Allez les vétérans !