The Taichung Touch League is starting this Sunday – so get along to Fungjia University from 2pm to see some quality Touching. For more details on the League, and future dates, visit Taichung Touch’s website.
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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!!
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.
The 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament will be held on March 1st 2014, at Bailing Rugby Fields in Taipei, Taiwan ROC. We are welcoming all teams, from Taiwan and Internationals to join us for what will be a fantastic day of Touch!
If your team would like to participate, you can fill in the application form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details are below:
Teams must use Team Sign-Up sheet and email them to email@example.com and Team Captains must sign the Indemnity Waiver Form on the day before the tournament.
Must have a minimum of two girls per team. 每隊至少需要兩位女球員哦！
Entry Fee: $2,000/team
Registration closes February 15th 2014.
A recap of last year’s tournament is below:
This year, well over 200 people participated in the 2013 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament with 12 teams entering the Open Mixed Division and 4 teams in the Junior Mixed Division.
In the Mixed Open Division, Pacific Island Dragons beat out Taichung Swingers (or was it Spinners) in semi-final 1 and Team HUKIT defending against a fierce challenge from Taipei Baboons.
The final was played out between Pacific Island Dragons and Team HUKIT, with HUKIT drinking out of the victor’s trophy.
4 Mixed Junior Teams entered with the final played out between 台中毛毛蟲兒童橄欖球隊 Taichung Caterpillars Junior Rugby Club Green and Tian Mu Irish after they defeated Taichung Caterpillars Whites and Taipei Angry Birds. Tian Mu Irish were victorious at the end.
More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/702514436455125/
The 2nd annual Taichung Touch Tournament will be taking place this Saturday at Fengjia University, Taichung. If you are in town, or can make it to Taichung, it would be great to see you at the ground supporting the teams from around Taiwan.
More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/174548039413203/?fref=ts
It’s been a long time coming, but finally the Taipei Touch League is back to finish 2013 with a bang! Games will be played fortnightly on Saturday morning at Bailing. The league is open to everyone, so tell your friends, family, colleagues, classmates! League details below:
Dates: Nov 9th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7, Dec 21.
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Fees: $ 300/person.
Please make sure you register for the League. Please use the link below to fill in your details:
日期: 11月9號, 11月23號, 12月7號, 12月21號.
時間: 11:00 – 14:00
Chian Kuo High School just started a Touch group and have invited CTTA to come help out, and play some Touch afterwards!
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After two thunderstorm interrupted weekends, the Inaugural Touch Sunday League has come to a conclusion. Five teams registered with more than 70 people from 14 different countries signed up to play this great sport for all! The winners of the TSL were the Sexy Beasts, captained by Mr. Paul Rose as they sport their Pink Sexiness. Congratulations to them! We also want to thank all the captains for managing their teams, Sean for Taiwan Celts Gaa, James Chang for Team Sausages, Trent Prestegar for Mixed Nuts and Andy Yi for Team HULKS!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, including The Brass Monkey, Taipei Baboons, KGB, Fudge, Blhog, Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen香腸先生的廚房 for your generosity in donating some great prizes. Thank you to Grant Dexter, Paul Rose, Max Murphy, Peter Chworosky, James Chang for your assistance in making the TSL a huge success! Of course, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the player, without you TOUCHERS, there is no Touch Sunday League!!!
Touch will carry on every Tuesday night 7.30 pm at the Training Track of Taipei Arena
Don’t forget, Tuesday night means Touch Night! Come down to the Taipei Arena running track for lots of fun!!
Starts 7:30pm – Running shoes ONLY.
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Chinese Taipei Touch Association was honored to be invited by Kaohsiung Rugby Union to participate in the annual Kaohsiung City Sevens Tournament, held at the world class facilities, The National Stadium (formerly known as World Games Stadium). With a capacity of 55,000 people, The National Stadium is the largest stadium in Taiwan.
This year, 46 teams entered in the 10 categories: Junior High Sevens, University Sevens, Club Sevens, OB Sevens, Elementary Flag, Junior High Flag x 2, Junior High Girls flag, Women Flag & Touch which was played over three days.
Chinese Taipei Touch Association臺灣觸球協會很榮幸的被邀請到2013年的高雄市七人制欖球競標賽。由高雄市橄欖球委員會在世界一流的設施、國家體育場（前身為世運主場館）舉辦的高雄市七人制欖球競標賽，今年吸引了46支球隊報名。國家體育場可容納55,000人，是台灣容納多大的體育場，也是台灣最壯觀體育場之一。
On behalf of Chinese Taipei Touch Association, a huge “Thank You” must go out to Kaohsiung Rugby Union for inviting CTTA. Especially Chairman Ming-Shan Huang , 主委黃明山), Director-General Zhi-Jian Ding (總幹事丁志堅), numerous volunteers for their thankless task of organizing such an amazing tournament which was played at one of the best stadiums in Taiwan. Thank you to all the coaches, managers, referees (Grant Dexter, Andrew Donnelly, James Chang, Matt Small, Dwayne Smith, Kenny Yip, Ho Ting Fung Anthony, Paul Rose, Jacob Curran and anyone else we’ve missed out!) and Eric Li for brining over the Hong Kong Galaxy.
We look forward to return to Kaohsiung in 2014!
Photos Courtesy of Grant Dexter, Jane Chuang, Judy Fung, 高雄市橄欖球委員會 and many others!