Welsh Launch National tournament

April 20, 2013 @ 0:38 UTC

Wales Touch Association are pleased to announce that their inaugural National Championships will be held in April 2013. Six regions will compete in Mens, Womens and Mixed open categories.

Wales Touch Association are pleased to announce that their inaugural National Championships will be held in April 2013. Six regions will compete in Mens, Womens and Mixed open categories.

The tournament is open to regional representative teams, selected by WTA Regional Coaches. Each region is able to enter one team in each of the following categories:

A winning team will be declared for each category and each category will accrue points to establish which region will become the overall WTA National Champions for 2013.

In order for Touch to grow and flourish in Wales it is essential that the game is played in all areas of the country. The National Championships is a huge step in the right direction.

The biggest challenge is that there will have to be active recruitment of players in regions that have little or no history of Touch being played competitively. However, this is precisely why the championships are so important. Once social league players realise that they could play at regional or even international level, the profile and status attached to the game will undoubtedly rise. It stands to reason that the more people playing the game, the better standards will become, resulting in more competition for places in national teams.

Players are eligible to participate if they live in Wales or are otherwise eligible to represent Wales, and must be WTA members. All current national squad members should participate.

Regional qualification is primarily determined by residential address. For players not living in Wales, qualification is determined by birthplace.

Further information can be obtained from gareth.revell@hotmail.co.uk

For more news on touch in Wales, check out the official national website at: http://www.walestouch.co.uk

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