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2015 Taipei Touch Tournament

2015 Taipei Touch Tournament
Organized by Taipei Touch Association.
Recap from 2014:

Over 200 people participated in the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament with 12 teams entering the Open Mixed Division..

This was the first time the Tournament saw overseas team entering, as our friends from Hong Kong entered 3 teams (STRIVE, DILWL & FLASHMOB).
WOK winner: DMB, runner up: Taipei Sausage Hulks

PLATE winner: Flashmob RFC, runner up: Taipei Baboons RFC

CUP winner: Team HUKIT, runner up: Sexy Beasts/Celts (SBCs’)

Details for the 2015 Tournament are as follows:

Date: Saturday April 11th, 2015

Times: 08:00 – 17:00

Locations: Bailing Rugby Fields, Shilin District, Taipei City

Field Size: 2 x 60 m (l) by 45 m (w) grass fields

Team entry fee: $9000 (Incl Dinner)

Playing Rules: Modified FIT Playing Rules (minimum of 2 females on the field at all times).

Team Limits: Maximum 14 registered players per team.
Referees: Each team must nominate at least 4 referees. This is compulsory as it assists with the running of this tournament. There are only so many accredited referees here in Taipei, so we would greatly appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Prize-giving dinner venue: TBC

Due to logistical issues, this tournament is limited to One Mixed Open Division of 12 teams. We hope to have some overseas’ teams to enter this tournament and therefore reserve the right to accept or decline local team registration based on the team’s experience, skill’s level and most recent ranking (tournament or leagues).

Players must wear numbered team uniforms, no screw-in studs or cleats are to be worn. Light leather or synthetic boots with soft moulded soles are permitted.
Players are not to wear jewelry whilst playing (including but not limited to watches, rings, ear-rings, bracelet, necklaces).

Teams must use Team Sign-Up sheet (http://goo.gl/4KuFje) and email them to taipeitouch@gmail.com.
Please provide your name (as shown on passport) and ID (Taiwan) passport number (Foreigners or visitors without TW ID) as we will purchase accident insurance for all players/officials/support staff who supplied the required information.
Team Captains must sign the Indemnity Waiver Form on the day before the tournament.

Please bring your own water bottles, as organizers will prepare 5 L bottles of water for refills!

Registration closes 5:00 pm, 2nd March 2015.

2015年臺北觸球錦標賽

由臺北觸球協會主辦。

回顧2014年的賽程:
今年的錦標賽有超過200人報名參加臺北觸球錦標賽。男女混合公開組有12隊報名。
這是第一次本錦標賽有國外的球隊來參加,來自香港的球友報名註冊了3支球隊 (STRIVE, DILWL & FLASHMOB).
鍋獎盃冠軍: DMB, 第二名:Taipei Sausage Hulks
盤獎盃冠軍: Flashmob RFC, 第二名:Taipei Baboons RFC
杯獎盃冠軍:Team HUKIT, 第二名: Sexy Beasts/Celts (SBC’s)

2015年錦標賽的詳細如下:
日期: 週六,2015年4月11日
時間: 8:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
地點: 臺北市士林區百齡橄欖球場
場地尺寸: 2 x 60 m (l) x 45 m (w) 草面球場
報名費: $ 9000 (每隊, 包括晚餐)

規則: 修改過的FIT規則 (場上最少2名女球員)
隊伍限制: 每隊最多註冊14名球員

裁判: 每隊必須提名最少4名裁判。這點非常重要,因為它能夠協助本屆錦標賽的運行。臺北有認證裁判是有限的,所以主辦單位非常感謝您的協助。

頒獎晚宴地點: 待定
由於後勤的問題,本屆錦標賽將被限制於12支男女混合公開組。我們希望有一些國外球隊來參加本屆比賽,因此,主辦單位將保留接受或拒絕當地球隊報名的權利。我們將會以球隊的經驗、技能水平和最近排名的因素來決定 (錦標賽或聯賽)

每隊必須要穿一致的球服,球服必須要有號碼。 球員不能穿鐵釘球鞋。上場時,不能夠帶首飾 (包括但不限制於手錶、戒指、耳環、手環、項鏈等).

球隊必須下載報名表格 (http://goo.gl/4KuFje) 以及寄回給 taipeitouch@gmail.com. 請提供球員全名 (與護照一致), 身份證編號 (臺灣)或護照號碼 (外國人和無臺灣身份證人物). 主辦單位將會為所有有提供資料的球員/官員/員工購買旅平險。 隊長必須在當天簽好賠償保證豁免表格,並且交給主辦單位。

請通知大眾自備水壺, 當天將會提供5L 的礦泉水給大家。

報名截止日期: 2015年3月2日, 下午5點。
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The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League v4

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The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League starts this Saturday at Bailin Riverside Rugby Fields. This League sees seven teams participating including, for the first time, a team from Taipei American School – TAS Varsity Touch. The 2-times defending champions, the Taiwan Celts, will be looking to make it a three-peat this League, but will need to fight off challenges from the other six teams involved.

The League provides a great stage on which players in Taipei can improve their touch skills, and also learn more about the sport by getting involved as referees and officials.

The League will run for four weeks (Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 20), with a playoff style Finals Series to be held on the final week. Spectators, supporters & helpers are always welcome to come down to the field. Our other sponsors, Leo’s Tuckshop & Redpoint Brewing Co. will be selling delicious pies & beers at the event, while Mr Sausage’s Kitchen will also be putting up prizes for players.

For more information about The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 4, please visit the Facebook Event. A playing draw is also available here.

News: FIT Playing Rules now in Traditional Chinese!

觸球朋友們好!

第4版的FIT觸球規則已經翻譯成中文版咯!而且還獲得FIT的全力支持!
大家可以由以下的網址觀看或下載介紹書以及規則書。

感謝FIT!

Touchers,

FIT Playing Rules 4th Edition is now in Traditional Chinese! With full endorsement from FIT!
You can view/download the Introduction to FIT Playing Rules and the Chinese Version of the Rule from our website!

Chinese Taipei Rules Book Introduction
https://taiwantouch.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/chinese-taipei-rules-book-introduction.pdf

FIT Playing Rules 4th Edition Traditional Chinese Version
http://goo.gl/l2DOXF

Thank you Federation of International Touch!

Analysis: Touch play-by-play

Have a read of this very good post from Hotpott Taiwan-Richard, which provides a play-by-play analysis of the try-scoring plays during the final of the last Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League. It’s a great reference for those interested in the tactical side of Touch.

http://www.hotpott.com/connect/sports-and-rec-taiwan/taiwan/blogs/article/201

Media: The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 3.0 Week 4 銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽 3.0 第4周

Full Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/ksmrzh6

Organized by Taipei Touch Association 由臺北觸球協會主辦

After four weekends of exciting “TOUCH” and “NO TOUCH”, The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 3.0 comes to a close. In the quarter finals (QF), Taipei Hulks (2nd) played Taiwan Galaxy (7th), KGB (3rd) played Mr. Sausages (6th), Taipei Baboons (4th) played Taiwan Celts (5th) for the three Cup semi-final (SF) spots. While the Sexy Beasts got to cool off in the shade and await their opposition as they qualified for the Cup SF due to their number one ranking. Taipei Hulks beat Taiwan Galaxy (6-2), KGB beat Mr. Sausages (4-2) and Taiwan Celts beat Taipei Baboons (6-2) to grab the three CUP SF spots.

In Cup SF 1, Sexy Beasts played Taiwan Celts in a repeat of last season’s CUP final. In their round robin match this season, Sexy Beasts won 4-3. However, due to an early dismissal (rest of the game) to one of their players, it was never going to be easy for Sexy Beasts to avenge last season’s agonizing Cup Final lost, with Taiwan Celts winning 8 – 3 and booking their second consecutive Cup Final appearance.

Cup SF 2, KGB played Taipei Hulks in another repeat of last season’s PLATE final. In their round robin match this season, Taipei Hulks just edged KGB 4 – 3. The blistering speed and team work of KGB was too much for Taipei Hulks to contain as KGB booked their first Cup Final appearance with a 3 – 1 victory.

Mr. Sausages qualified for their first PLATE Final by beating Taiwan Galaxy (5-2). In their round robin clash, Mr. Sausages beat Taipei Baboons 5 – 0. However, they could not contain them in the final as the Taipei Baboons won the PLATE trophy with a 3 -2 victory.

Sexy Beasts and Taipei Hulks played for 3rd/4th. With the final score been 3 all at the conclusion of the match, the first Drop-Off of this season (ever?) happened. With only 5 players on each side, there was more space than before. However, the defense of both teams held firm until just before the 2 minute signal sounded, when Taipei Hulks found a small gap to score. Final score 4 – 3.

Emotions must have ran high in the final with current Cup holders Taiwan Celts taking on the KGB juggernaut, the team with the best touchdowns scored/scored against differential before this weekend. It was a very intense game where the lead changed several times, however The Gaelic spirit rallied behind the men and women in blue to beat the speed and thrills of KGB. The Taiwan Celts drank out of the Winner’s Cup with a 4 – 3 victory.

On behalf of the Taipei Touch Association, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the committee who helped to make this happen, Including Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, David Lee, James Chang, Antoni Barry, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Ya-Hui Ho. All of the team captains/managers (Taipei Hulks Andy Yi; Taiwan Celts Paul Rose; Sexy Beasts Yi-Hsuan Lee; Taiwan Galaxy Grant Dexter; Mr. Sausages Mark Goding & James Chang; KGBs Antoni Barry & Fershad Irani; Taipei Baboons President Andrew Leakey), all of the referees, all of the photographers and of course our sponsors The Brass Monkey, KGB, Leo’s Tuckshop, Redpoint Breweries, Mr. Sausages Kitchen, Fat Angelo’s Taipei, Dopamine Digital Marketing for amazing weekly prizes and The Brass Monkey for hosting the combined Long Lunch and Prize-Giving with Taipei Baboons . We want to thank Republic of China Rugby Football Union and Taipei Giants Rugby Club for the field and facilities. We thank you all for your generosity and your continual support which make this event all the more memorable.

Last but not least, THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU to all of you Touchers, without you all, there would not be an event for us to organize!

經過四周末刺激的“TOUCH” 以及”NO TOUCH”, 銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽3.0完美結束了。在四分子一決賽1 (QF 1), Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人球隊 (2nd) 跟Taiwan Galaxy 臺灣銀河球隊 (7th)對決, QF 2 KGB 紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊 (3rd) 跟 Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen香腸先生的廚房 (6th)球隊對決,QF 3 Taipei Baboons 臺北猴王球隊 (4th) 跟Taiwan Celts 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊 (5th) 對決爭取盃級半決賽的資格權。由於它們在預賽結束後排名第一,Sexy Beasts 性感野獸球隊可以在遮陽臺下等待它們的半決賽的對手。Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人球隊以6 – 2擊敗Taiwan Galaxy 臺灣銀河球隊, KGB 紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊以4 – 2擊敗Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen香腸先生的廚房球隊而Taiwan Celts 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊以6 – 2 擊敗Taipei Baboons 臺北猴王球隊。

在半決賽1,Sexy Beasts 性感野獸球隊和Taiwan Celts 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊重演上一季的盃級冠軍決賽,而本賽季雙方對決的戰績為4 – 3由性感野獸球隊獲勝。然而因為性感野獸球隊有一名隊友被判定犯規而驅逐出場,它們無法為上一屆的決賽復仇。Taiwan Celts 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊以8 – 3 獲得決賽的參加權。

半決賽2,KGB紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊和Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人球隊重演上一屆的盤級冠軍賽。在預賽中Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人球隊以4 – 3 險勝 KGB。然而,歷史沒有重複。KGB紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊的速度和團結力擁有明顯的優勢,而它們以3 – 1獲得決賽的參賽權。

Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen香腸先生的廚房球隊因擊敗Taiwan Galaxy 臺灣銀河球隊(5 – 2)而獲得盤級決賽參賽權。可惜在決賽中,Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen香腸先生的廚房球隊無法壓住Taipei Baboons 臺北猴王球隊。臺北猴王球隊以3 – 2 獲得盤級獎盃。

Sexy Beasts 性感野獸球隊和Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人球隊對決進行3、4名賽。在正規比賽時間結束之後,雙方是3 – 3 平手,而本聯賽季的第一次的Drop Off 減少球員進行了 (也可能是聯賽歷史首次) ! 雙方以5名球員上場,所以場地感覺更寬大。但是兩隊的防守極好,直到兩分鐘的號笛響應之前,Taipei Hulks臺北綠巨人球隊找到微妙的空間,而成功的觸地得分。4 – 3 臺北綠巨人獲勝。

當天最讓人期待的比賽當然就是盃級冠亞軍賽咯。本場的情緒一定是破表的高漲,因為是由上一屆的衛冕冠軍Taiwan Celts臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊迎接與本聯賽觸地等分數最優的KGB紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊的挑戰。這場比賽非常激烈,兩隊互相領先數次。最後, 蓋爾族的精神凝聚在穿藍色背心的愛爾蘭足球球員背後,然而愛爾蘭足球隊以4 – 3擊敗了KGB 紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊的刺激球技。 Taiwan Celts臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊的球員從冠軍獎盃嘗試到勝利的滋味。

我代表臺北觸球協會,我們想要說一個巨大的“感謝您”! 包括聯賽委員會中的Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, David Lee, Antoni Barry, 李宜璇,何雅惠等。還有全部的隊長/領隊們(臺北綠巨人球隊的Andy Yi; 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊的Paul Rose; 性感野獸隊的李宜璇; 臺灣銀河球隊的Grant Dexter; 香腸先生廚房的Mark Goding 和James Chang; 紐西蘭風味漢堡的Antoni Barry和Fershad Irani; 臺北猴王俱樂部的主席Andrew Leakey), 全體的裁判們、攝影師們以及我們的贊助商The Brass Monkey 銅猴子,KGB紐西蘭風味漢堡, Leo’s Tuckshop 里奧的灶咖 ,紅點手工鮮釀啤酒, Mr. Sausages Kitchen 香腸先生的廚房,Dopamine Digital Marketing多巴胺 數位行銷, Fat Angelo’s Taipei贊助給我們的餐劵以及各種商品等。另外還要感謝銅猴子酒吧提供的美味長午餐以及頒獎典禮。還有中華民國橄欖球協會以及臺北市巨人橄欖球協會提供的場地和設備。我們感謝您們的慷慨和持續的支持能夠讓這屆的聯賽有個美好的句點。

最後,除了感謝,感謝還有感謝所有觸球朋友們,沒有您們的參與,我們就無法安排怎麼完美的聯賽 !

Media: The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 3.0 Week 3 銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽 3.0 第3周

Full Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/mg3f873

Organized by Taipei Touch Association 由臺北觸球協會主辦

Results from Week 3 of the Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League are in. Some great games was played with Taipei Baboons drawing with Taipei Hulks 2 – 2, only to have KGB running all over the Baboons 5 – 0 in the next game. A scintillating repeat of season’s semi-final, KGB taking on Sexy Beasts for the first time this season. Sexy Beast threw everything at the KGB, but the latter were too slick and inflicted Sexy Beast’s first defeat this season (4 – 2).

Thanks to our week 2 sponsors Redpoint Brewing Company for their 台P.A.s, KGB for the MVP meal coupons, Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen for the sausage & buns, and Leo’s Tuckshop for delicious homemade New Zealand styled pies.

第三周銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽的結果出爐了!本周有幾場非常精彩的比賽。Taipei Baboons臺北猴王球隊和Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人球隊先打平 2 – 2,而在緊接的比賽,KGB 紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊以5 – 0 的成績,擊敗了Taipei Baboons臺北猴王球隊。
很多人都很期待接下的一場比賽。前賽季半決賽的重複賽,也是一場奪人眼目的比賽。KGB 紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊以4 – 2 的成績,擊敗了本賽季領先的Sexy Beast 性感野獸球隊,也照成後者本賽季的首敗。

感謝本周的贊助商Redpoint Brewing Company紅點手工鮮釀啤酒,KGB紐西蘭風味漢堡, Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen 香腸先生的廚房 和 里奧的灶咖 – Leo’s Tuck Shop!。

League: Taichung Touch League

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The latest Taichung Touch League wrapped up last month with the Archers just pipping the Beefeaters by two points in a close competition. You can see the full results from the Touch League at http://taichungtouchrugby.com/league/

For more information about Touch in Taichung, visit their website, or find them on Facebook.

Media: The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 3.0 Week 1 銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽 3.0 第1周

Full Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/qfwp56t

Organized by Taipei Touch Association 由臺北觸球協會主辦.

TBMTTL 3.0 has 112 players registering in seven teams. They are the defending Cup Champions The Taiwan Celts, Sexy Beasts, KGB, defending Plate Champions Taipei Hulks, Mr. Sausages, new comers Taiwan Galaxy and Taipei Baboons who will battle it out on the field over four rounds.
We must thank our sponsors: The Brass Monkey, meal vouchers from KGB, delicious pies from 里奧的灶咖 – Leo’s Tuck Shop, really nice socks from Michael Peng (多巴胺的家 Dopamine Digital Marketing). Thank you all!

銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽3.0開炮咯!這次有112位朋友們報名參加。這次聯賽有七支球隊,而它們分別為:衛冕杯級冠軍Taiwan Celts (臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊), Sexy Beasts (性感野獸球隊), 衛冕盤及冠軍Taipei Hulks (臺北綠巨人毫克球隊), KGB (紐西蘭風味漢堡球隊), Mr. Sausage (香腸先生的廚房球隊), 以及新加入的球隊Taiwan Galaxy (臺灣銀河球隊) 和Taipei Baboons (臺北猴王球隊)。
我們必須感謝我們的贊助商:The Brass Monkey 銅猴子酒吧,KGB 紐西蘭風味漢堡提供餐劵,Leo’s Tuck Shop里奧的灶咖 提供正宗紐西蘭風味私房鹹肉派,和Michael Peng (Dopamine) 提供的一些非常帥氣的球襪!

Media: 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament 臺灣觸球競標賽

Full gallery at http://tinyurl.com/l2nzefv

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the organizers (CTTA Committee, Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, James Chang, David Lee, Antoni Barry, Papa Pete, Team HUKIT), volunteers, coaches, captains, players, cameramen/women, referees (Paul Rose, Ayaka Sung, Antoni Barry, Fershad Irani, Harry Stokes, Trent Prestegar, David Liao, Hideaki Nara, Niuone Eluita, Grant Dexter, Allen Lin, Lorraine Lin, Andy Yi, Ricki Nethercofte, Matt Small, Sebastian Town, Daniel Bowley, Adrian Brink, Spencer Jemelka, Rachel Grantham), Chinese Taipei Rugby Football Union, Taipei International Rugby Football Club (Taipei Baboons) parents (mother of the year, Mrs Lin!) and friends of participants who entered the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament. James Chang & Sean Carless/Jethro Q. Walrustitty for time keeping and making sure everything ran smoothly, Wai Lee & David Liao for getting the water for everybody! Tommy Wu for doing an Ice run, Ben Hall, Antoni Barry & Nurse Ho Ya-Hui for driving the injured to the hospital. Thank you to Leo Chang from Leo’s Tuck Shop for keeping everyone fed with your delicious NZ styled pies and Max Murphy for hosting the dinner and prize-giving at The Brass Monkey! Thank you to Hide Nara, (who is doing his Touch World Tour), thank you for making the trip to Taiwan and thank you for coaching/teaching/taking photos and being a great ambassador for the sport of touch, I am sure people playing with you and against you have all learnt a trick or three. Last but not least, we would like to say THANK YOU to FIT Asia Coaching Commission, Rachel Grantham, for showing us the true SPIRIT OF THE GAME, your passion for the sport we love and your determination to help grow the sport of touch within Asia, it is the selfless people like yourself, whom makes this sport so much more enjoyable.

This year, over 200 people participated in the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament with 12 teams entering the Open Mixed Division with 3 teams from Hong Kong (Flashmob, Strive, Dilwl SU Rugby), 1 team from Taichung (Juggernauts), 8 teams from Taipei (HUKIT, Sexy Beasts/Celts, Taipei Baboons RFC, Fivewoods RFC, Pacific Dragons, Westlake OBs, DMB, Sausages/Hulks). We thank you all for your support and participation, and we wish to see you again in the near future!

除了感謝感謝還有感謝。 2014年的Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament 臺灣觸球競標賽在三月一號舉辦的。我們需要感謝的包括 臺灣觸球委員會,Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, James Chang, David Lee, Antoni Barry, Papa Pete, Team HUKIT, 志願者, 教練, 領隊, 隊員, 攝影師, 裁判 (Paul Rose, Ayaka Sung, Antoni Barry, Fershad Irani, Harry Stokes, Trent Prestegar, David Liao, Hideaki Nara, Niuone Eluita, Grant Dexter, Allen Lin, Lorraine Lin, Andy Yi, Ricki Nethercofte, Matt Small, Sebastian Town, Daniel Bowley, Adrian Brink, Spencer Jemelka, Rachel Grantham), 中華民國橄欖球協會, 臺北國際橄欖球俱樂部, 所有參加競標賽隊友親朋好友們。 James Chang 和 Sean Carless 確保賽程一切進展順利,Wai Lee & David Liao開車載水給大家,Tommy Wu 中途去買冰塊,Ben Hall, Antoni Barry & 何雅惠開車送傷者去醫院。 Leo Chang里奧的灶咖 – Leo’s Tuck Shop 提供美味的獨一無二的正宗紐西蘭風味私房鹹肉派給大家填飽肚子,感謝Max Murphy 在銅猴子舉辦晚餐和頒獎典禮。感謝Hide Nara (他正在進行觸球世界旅行). 感謝您來到臺灣,並且教導、教學、聊天、拍照,您是一位很好的觸球形象大使! 我相信在場上的雙邊球員都有跟您學了兩三招。
最後,我們想跟FIT 亞洲委員會的Rachel Grantham 說最大聲的感謝您! 因為您展示了這個運動的真正精神,您對於在亞洲發展觸球的熱心是令人佩服的!

今年的臺灣觸球競標賽有超過200位參賽者,成人男女混合組有12支球隊;三支香港球隊 (Flashmob, Strive, Dilwl SU Rugby), 一支臺中球隊 (Juggernauts), 八支臺北球隊 (HUKIT, 性感野獸/愛爾蘭足球隊, 臺北猴王橄欖球俱樂部, 五木橄欖球俱樂部, 太平洋火龍橄欖球隊, 西湖校友橄欖球隊, DMB, 臺北綠巨人/香腸先生欖球隊). 我們感謝大家的支持和參與,我們非常希望在不就的將來能夠再次見到您!

Thank you all very much, see you all very soon!!
非常感謝大眾的支持以及參與,沒有您們,就沒有那麼美好的一天。
90°鞠躬!!

Info/News: Japanese star lends locals a hand – Taipei Times

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.