News - Africa

South African National Championships

South African National Championships

24 Mar 2016 @ 7:30 UTC

The South African national championships took place between 19th-21st March 2016.

Zurich Corporate Touch 6s

Zurich Corporate Touch 6s

16 Dec 2015 @ 1:05 UTC

The dust might be settling on this year’s Dubai Rugby 7s, but the season is still very much alive for the oval ball as the Zurich Corporate Touch 6s (Friday 4th March, 2016, at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence) is set to be another great day in the region’s sporting calendar.

Middle East tournament hits new peak

Middle East tournament hits new peak

4 Nov 2015 @ 5:04 UTC

The surging popularity of Touch Football was in evidence during the weekend of the 22nd–23rd of October after a record number of players took part in the Middle East Touch Championships 2015 in Abu Dhabi.

TWC2015 .. By the Numbers!

TWC2015 .. By the Numbers!

28 May 2015 @ 11:12 UTC

With the 2015 FIT World Cup Open finals about to be shown on prime time TV networks in Australia this weekend, what better time to release the overall results and statistics from this record breaking event for all our member nations to enjoy.

FIT Celebrates Inaugural Life Member

FIT Celebrates Inaugural Life Member

13 May 2015 @ 6:26 UTC

The Federation of International Touch is pleased to announce it's inuagural Life Member: Mr Cary Thompson.

Re-live the Touch World Cup Action!

Re-live the Touch World Cup Action!

5 May 2015 @ 12:30 UTC

Having the Post-TWC blues? Be sure to check out the official Touch World Cup 2015 and Federation of International Touch Youtube pages to re-live some of the best moments from the fantastic event over the weekend in Coffs Harbour!

Australia Retains World Cup

Australia Retains World Cup

4 May 2015 @ 14:13 UTC

It was a near perfect day for the Australian teams on 2015 World Cup finals day at C.ex Coffs International Stadium; as the reigning champs from 'down under' claimed their 8th consecutive World Cup!

Touch: The Life Changer

Touch: The Life Changer

13 Mar 2015 @ 1:55 UTC

Touch is often promoted as "a game for all" and that certainly seems the case in Cape Town, where South African Touch stalwart Labeeb Levy has taken our game to the prison system in an attempt to rehabilitate and help those offenders currently incarcerated.

TWC2015 Update

TWC2015 Update

3 Oct 2014 @ 2:22 UTC

An incredible 84 teams have nominated from 21 Countries to attend the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup (2015 TWC) to be held in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.

TWC 2015 News

TWC 2015 News

31 Aug 2014 @ 8:55 UTC

Recent information pertaining to the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup has just been released by both FIT, and host organisation, TFA.

2015 World Cup Looms

2015 World Cup Looms

31 Aug 2014 @ 8:55 UTC

800 games, 125 teams, 28 member nations ... 1 Touch World Cup!

International Touch Almanac

International Touch Almanac

26 Aug 2014 @ 11:33 UTC

Have you ever wondered who is the most capped player in international history? How many touchdowns you have scored playing for your country? Or what was the highest score in the last World Cup? All that info - and more - is available in Thompson's Almanac ... online right here!

Touchboks Spring into Action

Touchboks Spring into Action

27 Jul 2014 @ 1:54 UTC

South African Touch are pleased to announce their Mixed & Womens Open squads for the upcoming 2015 FIT World Cup.

Hurricanes Hit Qatar

Hurricanes Hit Qatar

27 Jul 2014 @ 1:53 UTC

Touch Football Qatar, in conjunction with the Hurricane Storms Rugby Club recently conducted the first ever Touch League over a five week period. The event was a huge success, attracting eight teams and showcasing some excellent Touch.

2015 FIT Touch World Cup Event Overview

2015 FIT Touch World Cup Event Overview

15 May 2014 @ 9:33 UTC

Please find enclosed the event overview for the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup (2015 TWC), aligned with the attached Expression of Interest (EOI) form of which we are seeking a response by Wednesday, 11 December, 2013.

New FIT Positions

New FIT Positions

10 Apr 2014 @ 8:48 UTC

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) is the executive body for Touch globally and manages all aspects of the sport. One of the key areas of responsibilities for FIT is to improve the ongoing development of all female participants, including players, coaches, and referees; and another is to improve the ongoing development of all players at all stages of development. Introducing and developing Touch for children and youth is regarded by FIT as essential for the expansion and continuity of the sport.

Touch Continues to Unite

Touch Continues to Unite

20 Mar 2014 @ 11:19 UTC

On the 28th February 2014 approximately 30 touch players from Saudi Arabia travelled to Abu Dhabi to play in a one day touch tournament.

Touch in the Middle East

Touch in the Middle East

28 Feb 2014 @ 8:06 UTC

Expats around the world play a vital role in the promotion and development of Touch Football in their respective countries abroad.One such player, is former Australian representative player, Gary Hart, who is doing some fantastic work in the Middle East.

FIT Playing Rules (Fourth Edition)

FIT Playing Rules (Fourth Edition)

8 Feb 2014 @ 11:29 UTC

The Federation of International Touch is pleased to release the fourth edition of the FIT Playing Rules, as a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the 2010 and 2012 PlayingRules Sub Committees.

2015 World Cup Lands in Coffs

2015 World Cup Lands in Coffs

20 Dec 2013 @ 10:43 UTC

Touch Football Australia is pleased to announce that Coffs Harbour, NSW, will host the prestigious 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) Touch World Cup.

VALE Dennis Coffey

VALE Dennis Coffey

15 Sep 2013 @ 3:15 UTC

On behalf of FIT and its members, I announce with a very heavy heart the passing of Dennis Coffey, Secretary General of the Federation of International Touch.

Dubai Touch League Launches 2nd Season

Dubai Touch League Launches 2nd Season

12 Aug 2013 @ 10:15 UTC

The second season of Touch League is set to begin at Dubai Sports City Indoor Dome on the 3rd September. This event, partnered by UAE Touch, will be the first in the region to incorporate full Federation of International Touch (FIT) rules for the Mixed division.

Touch Unites Across Borders

Touch Unites Across Borders

6 Apr 2013 @ 6:06 UTC

FIT delegates from two very different countries met last weekend to discuss ways in which they may assist each other through the exchange of teams and cultural experiences.

2013 South African Interprovincial Touch

2013 South African Interprovincial Touch

3 Apr 2013 @ 7:12 UTC

The Annual South African Interprovincial Touch tournament was held over the period 21-23 March in Cape Town. Twenty two (22) teams assembled across 4 divisions, with the 2013 event also seeing the revival of the Men's B division.

UAE Continues to Spread the Word

UAE Continues to Spread the Word

28 Feb 2013 @ 11:49 UTC

The popularity of Touch in the UAE continues to rise, after a number of Sharjah-based schools received a series of coaching clinics, as they look to implement the sport into their school programs.

The fastest growing sport in the UAE

The fastest growing sport in the UAE

18 Feb 2013 @ 10:04 UTC

The fastest growing sport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Touch, made its debut on the Abu Dhabi Schools fixture recently with the commencement of the Abu Dhabi Schools Touch Super Series. This competition will run for 10-weeks every Monday afternoon from 21st January.

In Touch with Bhubesi Pride

In Touch with Bhubesi Pride

18 Feb 2013 @ 10:03 UTC

Nelson Mandela was attributed with saying: "Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else can." And so with that belief firmly entrenched, England Touch is pleased to announce it's support of the Bhubesi Pride in Africa.

FIT Welcomes New President

FIT Welcomes New President

14 Jan 2013 @ 3:21 UTC

It is with pleasure that the Federation of International Touch (FIT) announces the appointment of Erick Acker (France) as FIT President through until AGM 2015, as well as the appointment of two new FIT Board Directors: Mel Mallam from Switzerland (legal and international sport expertise) and Angela Calder from Australia (sport development and international sport expertise).

Seasons Greetings from FIT

Seasons Greetings from FIT

7 Jan 2013 @ 10:24 UTC

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) would like to extend its warmest seasons greetings to all across the globe. May this festive season be all that you deserve - filled with fun, laughter, and precious family memories.

International Technical Development

International Technical Development

7 Jan 2013 @ 10:19 UTC

A recent focus for FIT is a greater emphasis on global technical development, and during 2012 the FIT Coaching Commission was established to meet the "coaching" need. Mr Peter McNeven was appointed as Chair of that Commission.

FIT Continues Global Expansion!

5 Sep 2012 @ 6:50 UTC

The Federation of International Touch has pleasure in advising that the following countries have been approved as official Federation members: Argentina, China, Chinese Taipei, Luxembourg, Portugal, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu and also Mauritius as an Associate Member.

New FIT Board Appointed

New FIT Board Appointed

11 May 2012 @ 13:14 UTC

The Federation of International Touch is pleased to announce the appoinment of their Board for the year going forward, following the 2011 annual General Meeting this week.

FIT Communication Survey

30 Jan 2012 @ 9:48 UTC

The FIT Board is reviewing a number of policies & procedures in coming weeks and we ask for your feedback on communications.

Aussies Are World Cup Champs!

Aussies Are World Cup Champs!

30 Jan 2012 @ 9:15 UTC

The 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup has concluded in Edinburgh, Scotland, with Australia claiming the World Cup with wins in the Mens Open, Womens Open, Mixed Open, Mens 30's & Mens 35's. New Zealand claimed the Mens 40's & Senior Mixed; whilst England took the W30's.

The Evolution of Touch

27 Nov 2011 @ 10:41 UTC

Touch - the sport for all, is a worldwide phenomenon based on participant skill and teamwork, with a degree of fitness thrown in at the elite level. But where did it all start, and how has the game changed over time in comparison to it's early cousins in the other football codes?

FIT Calendar Survey

FIT Calendar Survey

21 Nov 2011 @ 13:00 UTC

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) kindly requests that nations please complete the 'FIT EVENT — CALENDAR' survey either by responding with your comments in the attached PDF file and returning the file to Dennis Coffey (Secretary general) OR by undertaking the online survey available at this address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W5N77WH

World Cup Takes Centre Stage!

World Cup Takes Centre Stage!

26 Jun 2011 @ 11:46 UTC

The 2011 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup kicked into action today with the action fast & furious across all divisions, and arguably some upsets amongst the first round of matches.

World Cup Looms ..

World Cup Looms ..

22 Jun 2011 @ 10:25 UTC

The 2011 FIT World Cup is just under 3 weeks away - and the action is hotting up across the globe as all competing nations finalise preperations for the largest international Touch event on the planet.

World Cup Update 28.05.11

5 Jun 2011 @ 11:50 UTC

Please note there have been changes to the MO and WO Divisions since V4.0 of the Tournament Structure and Competition Draw — the latest (final) version is attached.

SATA and USA Announce World Cup Selections

SATA and USA Announce World Cup Selections

5 Jun 2011 @ 11:46 UTC

The build up to the 2011 FIT World Cup of Touch continues, with US Touch and the South African Touch Assoc. naming their squads to take on the world in Edinburgh, Scotland, in just over 8 weeks time.

World Cup Tournament Structure and Draw

World Cup Tournament Structure and Draw

5 Jun 2011 @ 11:45 UTC

The 2011 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup will see 92 teams,from 28 countries, take to the field in the pursuit of global dominance over the period 20-26th June, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Whilst the 3 Open divisions showcase the event, the World Cup will be contested across 7 divisions in total, and will see 439 games played across the 5 day tournament.

WC Selections

WC Selections

5 Jun 2011 @ 11:45 UTC

The build up to the 2011 World Cup in Scotland continues, with England and Scotland finalising and naming their representative teams to fly the flag in Edinburgh.

World Cup There for the Taking

World Cup There for the Taking

13 May 2011 @ 8:27 UTC

The 2011 FIT World Cup is now only four months away, and the action is hotting up across respective nations as they prep for the ultimate global showdown. Whilst a lot of focus will be on the premier Open divisions, the absence of noted powerhouses, Australia & New Zealand, in other divisions will see the competition thrown right open .. with an opportunity for the overal World Cup to perhaps be 'stolen' away by another competitor.

FIT Referee Panel

20 Mar 2011 @ 1:59 UTC

The Federation of International Touch (FIT) is now calling for nominations to the FIT Referee Panel. The term of appointment will be for four (4) years. The respective appointment period commences post World Cup e.g. from TWC2011 in June 2011 and extends through to TWC2015 in Australia in 2015.

2015 World Cup heads Down Under

2015 World Cup heads Down Under

9 Feb 2011 @ 11:22 UTC

The Federation of International Touch is pleased to announce that the 2015 (FIT) World Cup will be held in Australia.