News - Europe
England Claim Euro's Crown!
Dec. 28, 2012 @ 11:33 UTC
Thirty seven teams took to the Lancenigo Sports Complex, Treviso, Italy over the period 10th to 16th September 2012, to contest the Federation of International Touch's 8th European Touch Championships (ETC2012) - and after days of intense competition England have emerged to claim the title as overall European champions.
England Confident Ahead of Euros
Sept. 7, 2012 @ 11:09 UTC
Most competing nations have named their squads, and the air is filled with a competitive buzz. Sporting excitement has reached astronomic levels over the Olympics, and yet there's another major event on the calendar — the 8th European Touch Championships in Treviso, Italy, from 12th to 16th September.This year's England team members have been through the toughest selection process to date. A new 'nationals' scheme was trialed this year, offering more development within the regions and a weekend of competition for the selectors to pick the strongest possible squads. England is the only nation to enter teams in all divisions, showing their dedication and development to all categories. Now the English domestic season is over all focus is on the finishing touches of the elite squads. There's one last weekend of 'team bonding' at Lilleshall for all squads, where policies will be practiced and moves polished before getting on the plane to Italy, in a bid to reclaim their title as European Champions. With 49 teams from 15 nations, the 2012 Euro's are gearing up to be as exciting as ever."The England squad for the 2012 European Championships is the strongest ever to have been assembled. The National tournament in April proved that the strength and depth of Touch in England continues to grow year-on-year and all the coaches and backroom staff are hugely excited by the opportunity to demonstrate the talent we have on the international stage. Every team is genuinely capable of winning their division, and with final preparations underway I would like to wish all our athletes the best of success; with the effort and application they have demonstrated, they deserve it." says England Touch Head of Elite Coaching, Dave Woolley.FIT wishes the best of luck to all nations! and would love to hear how other nations' preparations are coming along.
FIT Continues Global Expansion!
Sept. 5, 2012 @ 6:50 UTC
The Federation of International Touch has pleasure in advising that the following countries have been approved as official Federation members: Argentina, China, Chinese Taipei, Luxembourg, Portugal, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu and also Mauritius as an Associate Member.
Malaysia Make Mark on International Stage
Sept. 5, 2012 @ 6:49 UTC
The first National Malaysian Development Tournament was staged at the Equestrian Park Putrajaya recently, involving 26 teams across 5 divisions, and not only unveiled Malaysian club Scorpion Putrajaya as a rising force in the game, but also highlighted Malaysia's potential as a world-class host of the sport.
Berlin claim 2012 Bembel Cup!
Sept. 3, 2012 @ 12:07 UTC
Touch Berlin were crowned winners of the 2012 Bembel Cup after beating Lausanne 6-5 in Saturday's final on September 1. Berlin took an experienced side down to Hessen and it made a difference in what was the final tournament as a Berliner for club president Jordi Bitlloch. In the final, a stand out display by former Touch Deutschland president Rob McGregor produced three touch downs, with a few assists and two touch downs from Jordi, to make made sure the Bembel Cup headed to the capital. En route to the final, Berlin got off to a good start in their group with a 9-2 win over Hamburg before Munich were beaten 4-3 in a tight game. Swiss newcomers Lausanne were then dispatched 5-3, while in the final group game Berlin saw off hosts Frankfurt 5-3. In the semi-final, Dutch side Den Haag were beaten 5-2 to put Berlin in the Grand Final.