Touch Contact: Shane Bowden – Touch Canterbury
For further assistance when putting together or coaching your Touch team please contact your local Touch sporting body.
Manager’s Meeting: 10.30am, 15 September, at Foster Park.
Rules: The Koru Games Touch Competitions will be played under the Touch NZ Simplified Playing Rules.
Competitions: The Boy’s, Girl’s and Mixed tournaments will be held separately, assuming entrant numbers generate a viable tournament in each. Mixed teams must have at least one boy and no more than three boys on the field at all times. There is limit on team entries numbers per school.
Format: The Touch tournament has separate boys, girls and mixed competitions. They will play round robin games in pools, the results of which will give seeding for a knockout round resulting in overall placings. Get your draws here.
Officials: All teams must supply a willing and able referee. Touch Canterbury is prepared to run referee courses to upskill those that need it prior to the Games, contact Logan if your referee would like to be included in this. You will be required to include their information when you register your team/s. Referees will officiate their own games. The Games will supply some referees, (as many as possible) to supplement those supplied by schools.
Team Manager: All teams must be accompanied by a manager (teacher, parent, senior student). For coaching content ideas you could refer to the Touch NZ Coach Connect website.
First Aid: Physio 4U will be set up at touch for the duration of the Games and will deal with any injuries that arise. They will also provide strapping at additional cost (cash only).
Food/Beverage: Currently being sourced
Equipment: Each team will be responsible for supplying a match ball.