In2Touch and The Rugby Football Union have formed an exciting new partnership that will take Touch leagues to the masses in the next few years as we aim to put the sport of Touch firmly on the sporting map.
The deal – running for three years – will see In2Touch work exclusively with the RFU and its lead touch sponsor, O2, to expand the reach of and participation in Touch across the nation.
Specifically, this partnership will see the 16 existing In2Touch-owned leagues in England re-branded under the RFU/O2 Touch Rugby banner and the RFU and In2Touch will work together to set up and deliver new O2 Touch leagues across the nation.
In parallel the RFU has also partnered exclusively with the ETA to increase the number, and improve the quality, of Touch referees and coaches in England through dedicated courses and qualifications as well as support to the ETA’s representative Touch teams and player pathways so there are lots of exciting opportunities for more of you to get involved in the great game of touch.
Alastair Marks, RFU Head of Rugby Growth said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with a quality organisation in In2Touch. They have a wealth of expertise and experience in Touch which will be invaluable as we look to grow the game’s profile and increase participation.”
In2Touch Managing Director, Michael Abromowitz added: “We are really looking forward to working with the RFU and the many rugby clubs affiliated to the RFU, to assist them in creating sustainable programmes of Touch activity that will hopefully become a mainstay of every rugby community in England.”
Together we are developing lots of exciting ways to improve and enhance our leagues in the future but we would love to hear what you think we should do to make O2 Touch Leagues the best there are. So tell us what you think and share your ideas with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and the best three ideas we take forward for the future will all receive a brand new Ipad4 Wi-fi 32GB.
Winners will be announced on our In2Touch Facebook Page so be sure to like this page to see if you are one of the three lucky winners!