Last Saturday was the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament. One of the players, playing for Taipei’s Team Hukit, was Hide Nara. Hide is a member of the Japan national team, and is currently living the dream – traveling the world playing touch.
Having Hide (or Hitch, as he is also known) at the tournament was a huge boost to Touch in Taiwan. Not only did he wow us with his skills and steps, but Hitch was also selfless in sharing his knowledge of the game with anyone who asked. When he wasn’t playing or refereeing, Hitch could be seen teaching plays to team mates, helping others improve their passing and catching skills, or simply pass on small little pointers that certainly helped to boost the level of everyone’s game.
There was an article published on the tournament in yesterday’s Taipei Times Newspaper. You can also follow Hide’s travels at his blog (in Japanese only) www.narahide.com.
[…] Aaaanyway … a couple of weeks ago we had our national Touch tournament. It was a fantastic day, with teams from Taipei, Taichung and even Hong Kong (!!) taking part. We even had a representative from the Japan national team playing for one of the sides. […]