1 Nov 2016 @ 13:48 UTC
England Touch are delighted to have been informed their extensive bid to host the 2018 European Touch Championships has been successful.
The European Federation of Touch (EFT) announced earlier that England had beaten off competition from the Germany and Portugal to host the 9 division tournament in two years’ time.
Bids were assessed and scored against a matrix system, from criteria provided in the bid documentation.
Upon receiving the results, CEO of the association, Gregg Cropper, said:
"This is fantastic news, and we are very excited to begin working on this project
We have clear, definitive motives as to why we bid to host ETC2018. We also have numerous aims and objectives, to ensure that hosting the event will translate into a lasting sporting legacy, not just for England, but also for all the participating nations. We will strive to leave a positive legacy and an undeniable mark on Touch history by staging the most memorable European Championships, ever.
To say we are experts in Touch is true, but England Touch is not just about Touch. We believe in the whole experience and everything that makes that experience unique, from the moment you pack your boots, to when you’re back home basking in the enjoyment. We’re continually striving to improve the experience of participating and ensuring our customers enjoy the moment, their games and tell others about our great sport too.“