Touch NZ confirm participation in Youth World Cup

5 Oct 2017 @ 1:45 UTC

Joe Sprangers (CEO) today confirmed that New Zealand will send teams in each of the divisions on offer in Malaysia next August.

New Zealand is the 12th nation to express their interest in attending the 2018 Youth Touch World Cup.

They join China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, and South Africa as nations who have indicated an interest or intent to send one or more teams, with present estimates at 34 teams... New Zealand's entry tips us into "biggest ever" territory, overcoming the inaugural event's 30 teams.

The 2018 tournament will be the first Tier 1B event in over a decade – we are incredibly excited to have the Youth Touch World Cup back on the calendar and excited for the opportunity this event will present to the participants.