England Touch Hand Out a Lesson

Jan. 9, 2019 @ 0:00 UTC

England Touch is increasing its work in schools going into 2019 as part of the Association’s strategy to grow Touch among young players.

A recent recruitment drive has seen a dramatic increase in the number of School Development Officers across the country, whose remit is to approach schools within their area to introduce and then develop Touch.

The School Development Officers will be managed by Rachel Payne and Patrick Jessel, who have substantial experience in working in the education sector and managing participation projects.

The application for Touch to be introduced into the GCSE and ‘A’ Level Physical Education curriculum has been submitted to the Department for Education, based on the distinct and unique aspects of the sport that make it suitable for inclusion.

The partnership with School Space will see the company promote Touch to its member schools, and give Touch clubs discounted hire of training spaces, too. School Space has expanded from its Oxfordshire roots into London, with plans to grow into other new areas over coming years. Head to www.school-space.org to find out more about their thriving community of schools. 

* Article courtesy of ETA

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