News - Europe

International Touch Almanac

Aug. 26, 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!

ETA Announce 2014 Euro Squads

July 27, 2014 @ 1:55 UTC

After the biggest national squad selection day to date, rigorous training sessions and one of the hardest selections in the associations history, the England Touch High Performance team and elite coaches have announced players for the upcoming 2014 European Touch championships.

Goosebumps in Vienna

July 27, 2014 @ 1:55 UTC

On what might have been the coldest day of Spring in 2014 — May 3rd — the 6th International Vienna Touch Tournament took place in Austria. Six teams and twelve full-time referees braved the elements and froze through a fun and eventful day in Vienna. Tumeke from England - who remained unbeaten in the tournament - claimed the trophy after the final against the Buda-Mix Team from Hungary. The 3rd/4th place play off was won by the hosts - Lokomotive Vienna — over their long-time sparring partner ,Touch Muenchen. a hHighlight of the tournament was a match up between the 12 full-time referees vs. the Vienna A-Team (with supporters) in the fight for the wooden spoon — bravely refereed by Tom from Tumeke and Randy from Touch Muenchen. In a very unexpected turn of events the Referees Team did manage to beat a shocked A-Team, claiming fifth place in the tournament. Despite the icy breeze it was a great atmosphere, & games were played in a competitive but friendly spirit which left all teams and referees satisfied. The referees were guided through the tournament by referee coaches Derek Fisher and Nick Richardson. and by the end of the day two badge upgrades were awarded.

European Champs Update

July 27, 2014 @ 1:52 UTC

The European Federation of Touch has recently released it's latest memo - clarifying the structure of each playing division at the forthcoming European Touch Champs.

Euro Teams Locked In

July 8, 2014 @ 13:51 UTC

Entries are now confirmed* for the 2014 European Touch Championships, with 27 Open teams taking to the Touch fields of the Swansea University Sports Village in Wales over the period 7-10th August.