Inaugural Scottish Women in Touch Championships proved major success

Oct. 26, 2021 @ 0:00 UTC

The inaugural Scottish Women in Touch Championships proves to be a resounding success and is set to provide a new pathway for elite players.

The inaugural Scottish Women in Touch Championships was held at the University of Strathclyde Playing Fields, Stepps on the country’s West Coast. 

Hosted by Glasgow Touch on Saturday 23 October, Sixpack Touch proved too strong for the opposition are the first team to take home the shield.

According to John Beaton-Hawryluk, Secretary of Scottish Touch, the event proved a resounding success with around 65 of Scotland’s best players participating and supported by a full complement of 10 dedicated referees.

“The event was great for a Scottish Touch event, and the final was officiated by an all-female team which is wonderful news for the sport,” John said. 

“We conducted a straw poll, and although we are waiting for more formal feedback, following the presentations, it seemed like everyone was in favour of Scottish Women in Touch Championships becoming an annual fixture on our calendar.”

Peter Topp, Sport Development Director, Federation of International Touch congratulated Scottish Touch on the initiative. 

“As this was Scottish Touch's first one-day tournament back post-COVID it is fitting that they have hit the ground running with an inaugural Women's only tournament that is sure to help expand our game in one of the important Home Nations markets.

“I look forward to seeing this event become an annual milestone weekend on the Scottish Touch calendar.”

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