Touch is derived from rugby league and is played with two teams of six players. Played under the auspices of the Federation of International Touch (FIT), it is officially known as touch or touch football.
Touch is a fast, skilful team sport, without any of the tackling or contact you see in a game of rugby.
There is a progression pathway to international honours starting at Under 15’s through to Over 55’s. World Cups are held every four years and Euro’s every two years.
The Aim of Touch
The simple aim of Touch is to score a try by grounding the ball over the opposition’s try line. To stop the other team from scoring you must touch the player with the ball.