In 2 Touch SA, UK and NZ are member companies of the "The Sportsman Group" - a set of businesses involved in all spheres of corporate sports provision, event management, general promotions and field marketing. With a track record spanning over 8 years, The Sportsman Group continues to grow and maintain its network of offices in the UK and South Africa.
The Sportsman Group is confident in its ability to conceptualise, plan and implement an event or promotion that will increase the awareness and value of your Brand!
In 2 Touch believes in a simple philosophy when staging Touch Rugby leagues and events around the world – The Overall Touch Experience.
Touch Rugby is not just about the 40 minutes spent on the field of play, but more importantly the whole experience that one gets when choosing to play touch rugby with In 2 Touch.
We aim to achieve positive answers to the following questions - How did you hear about us? Were staff and referees friendly and helpful? Is the website efficient? Were any problems and disputes handled properly? Did you enjoy the social vibe after the game?
In 2 Touch was founded in the summer of 1995 in South Africa when the opportunity to start a small touch rugby league in Johannesburg materialised. Since that date, the In 2 Touch brand has expanded throughout South Africa and today schools, universities and corporate touch rugby events and leagues have become an institution, thanks to the hard-working and talented In 2 Touch Staff.
In 2003, In 2 Touch made the strategic decision to launch its business in the United Kingdom and to date has achieved staggering results in a Country with such potential for the sport of touch rugby.
As the gospel of Rugby, in all its forms, spreads around the world, In 2 Touch aims to be at the threshold of promoting the sport of Touch Rugby.
In 2 Touch embraces dynamic and motivated people who would like to start and promote the sport of touch rugby under our banner. We have the necessary infrastructure to support existing leagues and the experience to launch new ones.
Meet the Team
Mike left his promising career as a London Investment Banker in 2003 to become the Managing Director of In 2 Touch UK Ltd and has never looked back. Mike has played, coached and administered the sport of Touch Rugby at the highest representative level in both England and South Africa
(Lives in London).
Paul completed a degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University, and had a number of jobs in events management and sports coaching. Following a chance introduction to the game in 2004, Paul grew Leagues in Reading and Maidenhead. He now heads up the development of leagues and activities outside of London. Paul has represented England at Touch since 2008.
Kirsten has been with In 2 Touch since early 2005, firstly based in London but has now returned home to Auckland, New Zealand, to run the Southern Hemisphere’s first In 2 Touch leagues. With an extensive refereeing background including officiating at the 2007 Touch World Cup in South Africa and the 2008 European Touch Champs, Kirsten is working towards a Level 4 (black badge) referee qualification. Kirsten has now also taken up playing again after a break of 6 years and thinks the ‘masters’ division is a brilliant invention.
Iain heads up In 2 Touch in Scotland and it is safe to say that he is a Touch nut. Iain started playing Touch in 2002 during a gap year to Sydney and progressed to play representative Touch at the Sydney Championships in 2003.
Upon returning to Scotland he played in social leagues in Edinburgh and was selected to play for the Scotland Development Mixed Team to compete at the Mainland Cup in Paris and was then selected for the Scotland Men's Open team to compete at the Home Nations event in Cardiff. Since 2007 he has represented Scotland at Men's Open Level the highlight so far being winning the European Championships with the Scotland MO team in 2010 in Bristol. He has recently toured Australia and competed in the NSW State Cup.
Iain started with In 2 Touch in February 2011 to boost the numbers playing touch in Scotland and to get multiple successful leagues set up throughout the country to raise the profile of the sport and to work in partnership with the In 2 Touch team down South. He hopes In 2 Touch in Scotland will be half as successful as it is in England and is looking forward to developing the sport in Scotland.