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Venue – Foster Park, Dynes Road/Goulds Road corner, Rolleston (hubbed with Hockey, Ultimate & Volleyball)

Entry Fee – $160+gst per team

Tournament Information

Touch Contact:          Shane Bowden – Touch Canterbury

For further assistance when putting together or coaching your Touch team please contact your local Touch sporting body.

Rules: The Koru Games Touch Competitions will be played under the Touch NZ Simplified Playing Rules.

  1. All games will be played in the spirit of ‘Fair Play’. To mark this all players will shake hands before and after each game.
  2. All competitions are six-a-side, with a maximum number of 14 per squad.
  3. Games will be played on a standard, 70m x 50m, field.
  4. Games will consist no more than 15 minute halves.
  5. Substitutions can happen by either team at any time as long as it is through the substitution box.
  6. No extra time will be played until knock out games. During this extra time, each team drops a player every two minutes until it is three on three or a touchdown is scored.
  7. All touchdowns are worth one point, no gender difference in the mixed competition.
  8. Players are not allowed to wear boots with screw in studs.
  9. The tournament coordinator’s decisions are final.


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.

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: to be confirmed

Food/Beverage: Currently being sourced

Equipment: Each team will be responsible for supplying a match ball.

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