Guang Zhou Coaching Update

19 Dec 2016 @ 5:48 UTC

A group of 16 coaches participated in the FIT Introductory Coaching Course held on 25 November, South China Agricultural University, Guang Zhou.

This is Guang Zhou's first step towards coaching development and with the majority of China's national players from 2015 World Cup coming from this province, they are set to increase their technical depth for the next international competition.

The course was delivered by FIT Coach Commission member (Asia), Anne Goh, who took the coaches through 4 hours of theory work and 2 hours of practical assessment. The coaches came from various Touch backgrounds, spanning from school team coaches to club players and national players.

Many of them were able to apply their knowledge onto the field the next day at the City 3 Touch Tournament held in Foshan.

City 3 Touch Series is an event organised by the South China Agricultural University Rugby Club, to develop Touch in China and provide a platform for Touch players in the Pearl River Region to compete. The competition originated from a series of three tournaments held in three different cities in South China each year. It has developed into the most competitive Touch competition in South China, gathering the best Touch players from all over China and Hong Kong to compete and develop their skills.

At present, the tournament attracts more than 400 players and is supported by FIT Affiliated referees.

The annual tournament was held over a day with the junior teams playing in the morning before the club teams take over in the early noon.

The competition was divided into three divisions. Top division saw the Hong Kong Mixed Open representative team battling it out against their old nemesis, the team from South China Agricultural University (SCAU). Players from both teams met many times, including Sydney World Cup, with SCAU beating Hong Kong in their ranking match. This time, Hong Kong Mixed representative team took the silverware home.

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