Touch began life in Australia in the 1960’s as a warm up game for the two rugby codes. The simplicity of this game is unique; all you need is a rugby ball, a space to play and a group of friends.

Touch is a fast moving minimal contact invasion game that is played throughout the world by men and women of all ages and skill levels. The game is similar to rugby but without the tackling, scrummaging, rucking, mauling, lineouts or kicking.

This fast, simple and exciting game promotes the fundamental skills of running, handling, evasion and support play, whilst developing the basic principles of attack and defence, without the fear of getting hurt. Touch is suitable for both beginners and experienced players.

You can play in either men’s, women’s or mixed divisions. Touch is a minimal contact recreational sport that is about playing the game on the field and also the social atmosphere afterwards. It is a fun game for the local park or even the beach, it is easy to learn and a great way to get in shape.

Find out more about the sport with:

A Beginners Guide

Touch in Action