Touch Action From Round 1

We breathed a sigh of relief having gotten through round 1 successfully. True to the community spirit fostered within TAS, referees stood up when it counted and we managed to fulfill every fixture with two referees (with 76 teams it is quite a task each weekend). Speaking to a number of teams old and new on Saturday, everyone was just happy to be out and about playing competition touch again. Pictured below is what pretty much sums up what we are all about – providing a unified inclusive platform so touch can be played with mates, fathers, sons, daughters and a few laughs shared afterwards with a cleansing ale.

PICTURES

Pictures of round 1 will be gradually uploaded onto our Facebook Site during the week. There are some awesome action shots so check them out and show the grandkids you still have it.

 https://www.facebook.com/touchassociationsingapore/

 FIXTURES AND RESULTS

 Round 1 results are alredy updated updated under the fixtures and results tab.

 REVISED SCHEDULE

There is a slight change to the schedule due to the unavailability of the grounds. Below is our final schedule for the league.

 

Round

Date

Playing Fields

1

27 August

TRC

2

3September

TRC

3

10 September

TRC

Break – F1 Weekend

17 September

No Matches

4

24 September

TRC

Break – TRC Rugby CUP

1 October

No Matches

5

8 October

TRC

6

15 October

TRC

7

22 October

TRC

Reserved for Catch Up Matches

29 October

TRC

8

5 November

TRC

Semi Finals

12 November

TRC

Break – SAS Junior Invitational

19 November

No Matches

Grand Final

26 November

TRC

Reserved For GF Washout

3rd December

TRC

 



Touch is ON

Games will start at 12:50 pm.

 

Should the hourly psi reading creep over 100 whilst we are playing, opposing captains will decide to continue or not with their games.

 

If the hourly psi reading exceeds 150 whilst we are out there all games will then be postponed.



FREE BBQ & Drinks to Celebrate Start of Season 2 (TTC)

The long wait is over and round one gets underway Saturday. It’s going to be an exciting Saturday particularly for all the new teams.

BBQ & DRINKS

With the support of our Partners SideCar (Delicious Handcrafted Gourmet Sausages) TAS will be putting on a BBQ and 100 Pluses FREE of charge. As with Grand Final day – once you start smelling those Tom Yum Sausages from the BBQ, get over quickly and grab one before the Bro Town boys take them all!

Plenty of 100 Pluses in the large ORANGE eskies so help yourselves.



TAS Strategic Three Year Growth Plan - Dated January 2016

For the interest of Touch participants within TAS and the broader Touch community, the Strategic Three Year Growth Plan outlines the background on the formation of TAS and also the vision of the committee over the next three years. Fast forward eight months since inception, we have achieved over 90% of the goals that we set ourselves and will continue to collaborate as a community to deliver on the stated objectives.

Look forward to seeing everyone out and about next Saturday for the commencement of the TAS Touch Champioships whereby 76 teams will start their campaign to be one of nine divisional champions.



Influence Of A HERO

Keeping with the INSPIRATIONAL theme, back in 2008 and then as a 12 year old, Joseph Schooling met one of his heroes that had inspired him when he visited Singapore - Michael Phelps.

As we all know now, Joseph beat Michael by 0.75 seconds and has the Olympic record and of course the GOLD Medal. Great example of following your dreams and never giving up no matter the challenges.



Singapore's First Olympic Gold Medal - INSPIRATIONAL

TAS salutes Joseph Schooling on his historic achievement in Rio and Singapore's first Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympics!

Hard work and perseverance all paying off on the big day - what a great way to start Singapore's 51st Year!

Two weeks until tap off - We hope you have a all been training like Joseph and remember from the 76 teams there can be only 9 Division Champions !



SCDF Inter - Unit TouchTournament

One of our key objectives was to facilitate the growth of Touch at the grassroots level and get more people interested in playing the game. By providing transparent access for groups such as the Singapore Civil Defence Force to coordinate inter-unit competitions, it nurtures the game where it is needed most. TAS will assist the Singapore Civil Defence Force with provision of referees. Some of the SCDF players will be part of teams along with the Singapore Prison Services team that will also participate in the upcoming TAS Touch Championships.
 
Truly great to see all parts of the community get involved. Keep up the great work NAZ and team.


Clifford Chance Touch Trophy 2016

The Clifford Chance Touch Trophy 2016 is back on again September 25th. The tournament is FREE for all children thanks to Clifford Chance, the 7th Largest Law Firm in the World.
 
All clubs, schools, social teams,in fact any one can nominate and register a team as getting children out and active building long lasting friendships is a key building block for children. Over 1000 children will be participating so get your nominations in asap.
 
TAS would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Clifford Chance who have financially supported the growth of Touch for all children for many years in Singapore.
 
Key Details
 

The Clifford Chance Touch Trophy 2016
The 10th annual Clifford Chance Touch Trophy competition will be held once again this September!
Join us for a great day of Touch or simply come and support the teams over a BBQ and drinks.
Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Place: TRC Stadium, Turf City

  •  U10 – U20 Girls & Boys Touch Tournament
  •  Open to schools, colleges, polytechnics, clubs and social teams
  •  Touch Association of Singapore referees
  • Categories: U10/U12/U14/U16/U20 (based on age on 1 January 2016)
  •  Entry – FREE – Thanks to Clifford Chance, our kind sponsors
  •  Lots of food and refreshments available

For more information and to obtain a registration form, please email
GRAEME LEES: graemewlees@yahoo.com

 
 

 

 


Singapore Airlines and TAS Partnership

The Touch Association of Singapore (TAS) are pleased to announce their partnership with Singapore Airlines , one of Asia's most iconic brands. Singapore Airlines is known and respected for the high quality of their service the world over.
 
TAS sincerely thanks Singapore Airlines for their support and we look forward to growing Touch in Singapore together for all Singaporeans, residents and visitors with one of Singapore's most admired and greatest institutions .
 
TAS warmly wishes a happy 51st National Day to all and look forward to an exciting second season tapping off on Saturday 27th August with a record 1400 players in 76 teams participating in 9 divisions.


Terrence - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name - Terence

 What it means to be Singaporean?

Many things. We were once a small colony, now evolved into a buzzing cosmopolitan country. The path was not easy with our forefathers toiling to pave the way for the quality of life we enjoy now. Singaporeans are unique and special with the diverse cultures and languages not being a barrier to co-exist. Singapore has many things to be proud of and I am happy to be part of it.

What it means to play touch for Singapore?

It's always an honour to represent your country. To know that you are representing your people, you have to give your all on the field! With TAS serving the Singapore Touch Community now, I am confident that we will continue to have Singapore's best players representing the nation.

National Day message to the Singapore Touch Community

Very proud of the Singapore Touch Community this year for taking the step to support TAS. Touch has grown faster this year than ever before - it's wonderful to see so many people being able to play again. Remember to always give back to the sport you love! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the field in the upcoming season!  Happy National Day all!



Tsunami Sportswear Partners With TAS

Thank You - TSUNAMI

Corporate sponsorship is a key element in the success of any administration, particularly Not For Profit Associations such as TAS. Many corporates highlight community and corporate social responsibility as one of the key reasons in supporting but just as important is building newer and deeper community networks. 

Every cent and benefit in kind that TAS receives all goes towards providing a stable platform for the continued growth of touch for the Singapore community and importantly to the people that need it most which is grassroots.

Thank You to Tsunami for the partnership with TAS and trust that we will assist Tsunami with further brand differentiation and strengthening amongst our network and of course the benefit to TAS over the next few years and beyond.



Philicia - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: Philicia Lim (back row middle)
 
Club: Monsoon Touch
2011 - World Cup Bronze Winning Women's Open National Team
2015 - World Cup Mixed Open National Team
 
What it means to be Singaporean?
 
Being Singaporean means I get to eat all the great food from many various cuisines without having to travel.
Food aside, it also means being a part of a small country that went from nothing to something, which is also what makes me proud to call Singapore my home.
 
What it means to play touch for Singapore?
 
Donning a Singapore jersey is an honour as we get to represent our local Touch community at international tournaments. At these platforms, we also get to meet with and play against other players from around the world and are exposed to higher skilled and faster paced games.
 
Your National Day message to the Singapore Touch community:
 
Happy birthday Singapore! Let's continue to display the Singapore spirit through our sport and stay united regardless of our differences.


Jazreel - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: JAZREEL
 
What it means to be Singaporean?
 
The mere association to Singapore gives me a sense of immense pride. The closer ones would probably know that I am closet patriot! There's so many things to be thankful about being a Singaporean. To co-exist harmoniously among the different ethnic groups and reside in a cultural society. To enjoy a wide variety of food, to live in a clean and green city with low crime rates, be served by an effective and efficient government, our home is in order and we are safe. To be known as the little red dot but yet we made our mark on the world map! It's a 'privilege' to be born and bred here and I'm grateful for that.
 
What it means to play touch for Singapore?
 
It is an honour to represent the country. The experience is humbling and rewarding - to perform under great pressure and see the game at the highest stage. It also means an opportunity to make another mark for Singapore and the sport!
 
Your National day message to the Touch Community:
 
We cannot let the years and others rob away what makes Singapore special- our history, childhood and cultural strings to the nation. With progression, changes are inevitable. Embrace positive developments with contentment and take ownership towards the change you want to see. Be it as a citizen of Singapore or a player in the touch community, we need to stay together and true to what we believe in. Special mention to TAS for bringing the Touch community together for a better and selfless future!
 
I believe in the power of hope and I hope that we will feel more deeply and be purposeful & responsible for the causes we champion, as a community and eventually a nation. Happy National Day!



Caleb - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: Caleb Ong
 
What does it mean to be Singaporean?
 
Proving to the world and to ourselves that as long as we choose and commit to building a future together, we will continually outdo expectations and overcome physical deprivations.
 
What does it mean to play touch for Singapore?
 
Apart from it being a tremendous honour, nothing more rewarding than seeing your hard work payoff and having a blast on tour. For me it's also a chance to do proud the people who've taught, guided and given me opportunities over the years.
 
Your message for the touch community
 
Not many people know this but the people in charge of TAS are completely unpaid volunteers - yet achieving unprecedented growth and development of touch here in Singapore. If you know who they are, do take a moment to let them know what a great job they are doing. Happy national day everyone! Cheers


Isadora - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: Isadora Soh
 
Position: Link, Wing
Club: Monsoon Touch
2011 and 2015 Woman' s Open National Team Back to Back Bronze Winner's
 
What it means to be Singaporean?
 
Being Singaporean means I get to meet, befriend and play touch with people of different races and cultures. I have access to a variety of yummylicious food from all the different cuisines and I get to speak Singlish.
 
What it means to play touch for Singapore?
 
To me, playing touch for Singapore means training hard and doing my best to improve as a player to represent my country and do the nation, my family and friends proud by showing others how far the sport has developed and evolved in Singapore. Playing touch for Singapore also means putting on my best attitude and behavior when I don the national flag and to maintain the positive image of my country.


KhaiRullah - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: KhaiRullah
 
What it means to be Singaporean?
 
Being a Singaporean to me is about preserving what is unique to us. The diverse culture, language and of course food. Singaporeans have by far formed a commendable level of tolerance between us. This diversity and tolerance must be embedded within the generations to come.
 
What it means to play touch for Singapore?
 
Having played touch for a while, I've seen the sport grow significantly, especially with TAS leading the way. I will say touch in Singapore is still growing and to garner more appreciation in Touch, we need to make it affordable to every keen individual, opening up avenues for social teams and clubs while keeping the competition healthy.
 
Your National Day message to Singapore Touch Community
 
Change is sometimes necessary for growth, change can also challenge your values and beliefs. Changes were necessary to build Singapore to what it is today. Hopefully, with TAS leadership, our voices will be heard and we can all embrace these changes and share its benefits as a nation.


Derrick NG - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: Derrick NG
 
2011 Mens Open National Player and 2015 Mixed Open National Team Captain
 
What does it mean to be a Singaporean?
 
I have always prided myself for being a Singaporean because of the multi-cultural society and the diversity of nationalities in this sovereign city state. At 27 years old, to tell any visitor that you know friends of at least 6 nationalities residing in Singapore will always amaze and inspire them.
 
What it means to play Touch for Singapore?
 
Representing Singapore at the highest stage let's me share the wonderful country Singapore is. Being able to display the level of Touch Singapore has at an international stage is a dream come true ever since I was introduced to the sport, a decade ago. Furthermore, the respect and recognition given by players from other countries is another memorable part of the wonderful journey of being a touch player in Singapore.
 
Your National Day message to the Singapore Touch Community
 
To all Touch Players in the Lion City, Stay motivated, Stay passionate and never give up on your dreams! Cause in Singapore, we make everything possible!


Marlina - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: MARLINA
 
1. What it means to be Singaporean
 
Being a Singaporean means we are able to enjoy any kind of food at anytime of the day. From hawker centres to fancy restaurants to even uber for food. Nothing can stop a true blue Singaporean from enjoying what they like to do most – EATING!
 
Singlish is another trademark of being a Singaporean that even oxford dictionary has added some of them now! Hahahah...
So I can say that I am proud to be born and bred in Singapore, knowing that Singapore will always be a safe and peaceful country that even foreigners enjoy living here.
 
2. What it means to play touch for Singapore
 
Playing Touch Football for Singapore has been a good opportunity for me. Not only do I get to play the sport that I am passionate about but to travel and see the world. It’s like killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Besides traveling and playing, I also have the opportunity to earn my Level 4 referee badge in Australia where top notch referees and players come together to play in a high level Touch Football. That was really insane!
 
3. Your National Day message to Singapore Touch Community
 
Happy National Day Singapore! Looking forward to many more years of playing, refereeing, coaching and giving back to the community in the Touch scene.


Sue Yee - Happy 51st National Day Singapore

Name: Ms Leow Sue Yee

What it means to be Singaporean?

Being Singaporean to me, it means feeling like we are home. We can travel around the world but once we step foot back into Singapore, we feel a sense of comfort and warmth. Being Singaporean also means making the commitment and choice to give back to the society, with a sense of purpose. It means empirically feeling like we are a part of a growing nation that we love.

What it means to play touch for Singapore?

Being in the National Youth Squad was an amazing eye-opening experience for me. I got to travel to Perth to represent the nation for the WA Junior State Championships. It is an amazing honour and a great stepping stone for passionate players like me, that I hope to continue for years to come.

Your National day message to the Singapore Touch Community

Happy National Day! Lets all hope that Touch will continue to grow and be a sport for everyone in Singapore



January - June 2016 Financial Accounts and Achievements

January – June 2016 TAS Achievements

  • Successfully delivered 10 week Summer Touch Competition involving 50 Teams
  • Successfully delivered 8 round National Junior Colleges Championship
  • Successfully delivered Singapore Junior Touch Championship involving 40 teams
  • Provided referees for the Clifford Chance Touch Tournament
  • Provided referees for ACSIS school league
  • Provided referees at the KL Tigers Touch Tournament
  • Funded and graduated 80+ new level 1 referees
  • Funded all teams for the Singapore Junior Touch Championship
  • Provided Free BBQ and drinks for all TAS participants during Grand Final day (600+ people)
  • Secured CISCO as a Major Sponsor
  • Secured IRESS as a Sponsor
  • Secured AAM Advisory as a Sponsor
  • Provided free referee uniforms for all referees
  • Substantially increased referee payments as follows:

Badge Level

 Per Referee Per Game

L1

$25.00

L2

$30.00

L3

$35.00

L4

$40.00

L5

$45.00

We have achieved all of the above with a cash surplus of $13,000 which we will re-invest back into developing the sport of touch. 

Second half of 2016 will see further growth of Touch through TAS.



Our French Members

"To our French members, the French community in Singapore and everyone in France we stand with you"



2000 INSTAGRAM Followers

Just a huge THANK YOU to everyone for the support in promoting the growth of Touch in Singapore. SpectacularAlex is the lucky 2000th Instagram follower who will also receive a TAS branded Steeden Touch ball. We cant wait for the season to start.



1888th INSTAGRAM Follower

Congrats to Ezekiel a Saint Andrews Rugby player who is our 1888th Instagram follower. Great to see rugby boys take an active interest in touch as the sports bring complementary skills. All Black Rugby World Cup 2015 Champion Nehe Milner - Skudder won NZ National Touch titles in college and credits Touch with helping develop his devastating skills. TAS will continue to work with the local rugby clubs to introduce more boys to the game.
 
Check out the news article.
 
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11471975
 
Ezekiel will receive one of our highly sought after match balls.


TAS Touch Championship (TTC) UPDATE

We are very pleased to announce that as of today we have received a total of 78 team registrations to play in the upcoming TTC. That’s an increase of 28 teams from season one. Those that are keen on numbers this equates to over 50% growth in players, something that everyone should be proud of as it’s your competition your association.  Continuing on the numbers theme, we now have over 1800 followers on Instagram in only a space of 7 months. The social media reach cannot be underestimated as our numbers indicate that on a national touch association basis this puts TAS in the top three National Associations globally. We will shortly publish our half year set of financial accounts on our website. The key takeout from our accounts is that we were able to offer the league at a minimal fee of $1,000 per team and still have a surplus of $13,000.

 

The strong 20+ volunteer committee (which includes some very senior leaders of multi-national companies) are dedicated to ensure we continue to be as professional as we can in everything that we do.

 

Based on the team nominations that came through the statistics are currently as follows:

 

Category

Division

Total Teams

Men’s

Premier League

5

Men’s

B Grade

14

Men’s

C Grade

10

Men’s

D Grade

5

 

 

 

Total Men’s

 

34

 

 

 

Women’s

Premier League

8

Women’s

B Grade

18

Women’s

C Grade

3

 

 

 

Total Women’s

 

29

 

 

 

Mixed

Premier League

4

Mixed

B Grade

9

Mixed

C Grade

2

 

 

 

Total Mixed

 

15

 

 

 

Total Teams Overall

 

78

 

Please note final teams in each division will change following the first two rounds of grading, particularly as we aim to have no more than 8 to 9 teams per division. The rationale behind this from feedback in season one was to have each team play each other once where possible and also to ensure that each division is evenly matched in terms of playing ability. Thus for example following round 2, the women’s B Grade will have 9 teams and the women’s C Grade will have 12 teams. Similarly for the men’s category, B Grade would be 9 teams, C Grade 9 teams and D Grade 11 teams.

 

Question – Can we accommodate all 78 teams?

 

We are working with Tangling Rugby Club to gain access to more pitches and confident that we will be able to come up with a format that will accommodate all teams. However, please note that in the unlikely event that we are required to reduce teams then priority will be based on a first to register first to pay basis.

 

  1. 1.       REGISTRATION

 

Those that have not yet registered the registration process is fairly straight forward. Click on the link below or  you can access this from our website in the top right hand corner under the heading Register Now

 

https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?formID=59629&aID=23182

 

Follow the onscreen prompts to register your team. At this stage there is no requirement to register individual players – just the TEAM NAME only. The whole process should not take more than a few minutes.

 

  1. 2.       FEES

 

The total team fee is $1000. Payment can be made up until Saturday 27th August directly into the TAS bank account. However as per the note earlier above getting an early payment could be advantageous for your team.  For ease of reference please note your team name in the transaction.

 

DBS Bank BSB:   7171

Account Name: Touch Association of Singapore

Account Number:            288-902840-4

Swift Code:         DBSSSGSG

 

 

  1. 3.       MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS

 

Although we have reached current capacity, we are investigating gaining access to more fields and confident that we will be able to keep on accepting more teams . In the unlikely event that we are required to restrict teams, priority confirmation will be based on a first to register and payment basis.

 

  1. 4.       PLAYERS PLAYING ACROSS GRADES

 

Players are able to play in different teams across grades, i.e. up or down grades. However each team will be limited to a maximum of two players who are playing down grades. Any team found in breach of this rule will have the result of the match recorded as a forfeit. Full set of competition rules will be provided to all teams prior to commencement of the competition.

 

  1. 5.       REGRADING

 

Following the completion of the first two rounds a REGRADING process will take place and results of the first two rounds will carry through. Regrading decisions are made by the TAS committee and all decisions are deemed final.



Our New Match Balls

Our New Match Balls. These will also be our gift to our 500th, 888th, 1000th and 1500th Instagram followers. Six weeks to go until Season two - Its going to be huge!



Monsoon Beach Touch

Another great event prior to season two tap off:

 

U Sports Sand Sation 2016 Beach Touch Tournament, proudly supported by Monsoon Touch Football Club.

Date: Sunday 21 August 2016
Where: (NEW) Mempari Beach Sentosa
Opens: Mens, Womens and Mixed
U23: Boys, Girls and Mixed



NTU Touch Attack - 30th July 2016

Get in some awesome touch action before season two starts.

 

NTU Touch Attack is back!
Date: 30th July 2016
Time:9am-6pm(latest)
Players/Team: 6 (team Capt+5 members)
Fee: $96/Team
Game Format: Drop Off Style
Game Duration: 8 min/game
More Details: https://www.facebook.com/NTUTOUCHATTACK



1500 Instagram Followers

Really great to see the worldwide support of TAS as we reached another milestone of 1500 Instagram followers on Instagram.Katie. Aln will receive a TAS branded Steeden Touch Ball. It's your game,your association. Thank you for all the feedback from 50 teams from season one. We will incorporate those changes for season two so all 76 teams will benefit for season two.



TAS Delivers 50% Growth In Player Numbers

We are now officially oversubscribed with 76 teams nominating to participate in season two of the TAS league. It's a phenomenal response and reflects an increase of over 50% new players to the league. Over 1350 players will participate of which 460 will be new to the league. Our key mission was to grow the game of touch in Singapore and we are certainly on track with this key objective. Any further nominations will be wait listed as we start the process of confirming teams. Thank you and as dedicated volunteers we will ensure another successful season is delivered.



1000 Instagram Followers

Thankyou for supporting TAS and being part of such tremendous growth of touch football in Singapore. Our 1000th follower is Clarence Chung. Clarence will receive a TAS branded Steeden Touch Football.



888th Instagram Follower

Congratulations to Sennnz-Sensoon Shay for being the 888th instagram follower. Sensoon will receive a TAS branded Steeden Touch Football



TAS Boost Touch Participation by 44% In 6 Months

With a trusted framework now firmly in place a across all levels of touch, the Singapore Touch community have now come out in force with a staggering 72 teams currently registered for the upcoming TAS Touch Championship (TTC) commencing Saturday 27th August 2016. This represents an increase of just under 400 new players.  This growth is currently isolated to the open category as data for the junior category is currently being compiled.

Many of the new teams registering are coming from the Junior Colleges system where they enjoyed their first taste of TAS leagues when they participated in the 8 round NJCC in the first half of 2016.

Great to see their enthusiasm in forming their own teams amongst friends and out and about enjoying touch. 

New teams to join include: Team JJ, X-Kingsmen, UDON and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)



TAS Grows Touch Participation by 33% In Just Six Months

The registrations keep on rolling in, that's right 68 TEAMS have registered so far for the upcoming TAS Touch Championships (TTC) which commences Saturday 27th August. That's a growth of over 300 players (33% increase) in the space of just 6 months. This means TAS will have over 1200 players participating on a weekly basis in the league. It's going to be a huge high quality league as we restrict the B grade teams to eight teams per category thus opening up a larger pool of teams in all the C Grade categories with similar playing ability ensuring teams also enjoy competitive games. We welcome the following new teams: Coconut Water, National University Singapore (NUS), RP Storm, Monsoon Barbarians, Legiste Aubergines and NP Starburst.



62 Teams Registered - SINGAPORE RECORD

In only six months, TAS has managed to set a Singapore RECORD registering 62 teams in the upcoming TAS Touch Championships(TTC). Ten weeks remain before tap off and we will continue to accept teams. This now represents 95% of the touch playing population in Singapore playing in the TAS leagues. It's a true reflection of the confidence the Singapore touch community has in TAS to develop, nurture and support the growth of touch across all levels. The most pleasing aspect of the team registrations is that 70% of the teams registered are local Singaporean teams at the grassroots level - which is the backbone of any sport. 

 

Touch is an amateur sport and as TAS is a Not For Profit Association under the guidance of dedicated volunteers, every cent that is generated is invested back into the game. 

Some of the new teams to join the league include, Scoopastars, RPX, Phat Kids, YNC Heroes, Centaurs Warhorses, Centaurs Family Guys, Blue Thunder, Chop It and the mighty REBELS.

Keep the registrations coming in as EVERYONE is welcome to play touch.



50 Teams Registered - On Track For Singapore RECORD

50 teams have now registered for the TAS Touch Championships(TTC).A new Singapore record will be set as we expect 60+ teams to particpate in the 10 week league. This represents over 90% of the touch playing community in Singapore. Capacity is about to be reached only after two weeks of opening up registrations proving the popularity of the TAS competitions.

So far we welcome new teams,Kingsmen, Spangels,TRC Eagles, TRC Harriers, Centaurs Warhorses and Centaurs Family Guys just to name a few. 

If you haven't registered, please do so ASAP to avoid disappointment.

 



Thirty (30) Teams Already Registered for the TTC

Only one and half weeks after opening up registrations and we have received 30 team registrations for the TAS Touch Championship (TTC) commencing Saturday August 27.  The second season will be bigger and better than season one and we expect to hit maximum team capacity of 60. Some of the teams that have already got in early and registered include:

Grass Cutters, MBFC Wanderers, Dragons, The Original Ravens, Warhorses, Monsoon Juggernaught, Legiste Ribenas, WildCards, Chop It, Bro Town Peow Peows, Bucks Lions, Blue Thunder, Riverlords, Matured Avengers, Gladiators OG's, Bucks Mavericks.

Looking forward to seeing old faces and welcoming new ones. Get your teams registered ASAP to avoid missing out.

 

 



TAS's 500th INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER

Congratulations to Stephen Murtagh "stevieeeboi" on being the 500th TAS Instagram follower. Stephen has won a TAS branded Steeden Touch Footy Ball. Stay connected with us and share in our journey with the growth of touch footy in Singapore.



TAS Touch Championship Starts August 27 - REGISTER NOW

It has been a few weeks now since the end of season one and from feedback it was enjoyed by all participants. In order to improve on season one we would like to plan well in advance and thus season two registration details is attached. The plan is for a 10 week competition comprising of 8 rounds plus two rounds of finals. The proposed schedule below is for your planning and reference (please note that this could be subject to change).

 

Round

Date

Location

1

27 August

TRC

2

3September

TRC

3

10 September

TRC

4

17 September

SAS

Break

24 September

Clifford Chance Touch Tournament

Break

1 October

TRC CUP

5

8 October

TRC

6

15 October

TRC

7

22 October

TRC

Reserved for Catch Up Matches

29 October

TRC

8

5 November

TRC

Semi Finals

12 November

TRC

Break

19 November

SAS Junior Invitational

Grand Final

26 November

TRC

Reserved For GF Washout

3rd December

TRC

 

  1. 1.       REGISTRATION

 

The registration process is fairly straight forward. Click on the link below or  you can access this from our website in the top right hand corner under the heading Register Now

 

https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?formID=59629&aID=23182

 

Follow the onscreen prompts to register your team. At this stage there is no requirement to register individual players – just the TEAM NAME only. The whole process should not take more than a few minutes.

 

  1. 2.       FEES

 

The total team fee is $1000. Payment can be made up until Saturday 27th August directly into the TAS bank account. For ease of reference please note your team name in the transaction.

 

DBS Bank BSB:   7171

Account Name: Touch Association of Singapore

Account Number:            288-902840-4

Swift Code:         DBSSSGSG

 

  1. 3.       MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS

 

Please note that due to limited field availability, there is a requirement to cap the total number of teams at 60. In the event of over subscription, priority confirmation will be based on a first to register and payment basis.

 

  1. 4.       PLAYERS PLAYING ACROSS GRADES

 

Players are able to play in different teams across grades, i.e. up or down grades. However each team will be limited to a maximum of two players who are playing down grades. Any team found in breach of this rule will have the result of the match recorded as a forfeit. Full set of competition rules will be provided to all teams prior to commencement of the competition.

 

  1. 5.       REGRADING

 

Following the completion of the first two rounds a REGRADING process will take place and results of the first two rounds will carry through. Regrading decisions are made by the TAS committee and all decisions are deemed final.

 

We had 50 teams participate in season one and expectation is that we will hit 60 teams this upcoming season two. To avoid disappointment I would encourage that you register as soon as possible.



Singapore Junior Touch Championship - An AERIAL Perpective

At the Singapore Junior Touch Championship we used a drone to capture an aerial perspective of the tournament.

You can view this from the following links:

 

 
 
 
 

 



SIDECAR HAND CRAFTED SAUSAGES

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the sausages provided by SideCar hand Crafted Sausages on Grand Final day. Sincere thanks to Matthew Talbot and team for supporting TAS and looking after us all afternoon. It's through collaboration with sponsors such as SideCar that TAS are able to put on such a great day for everyone. Lets make an effort to support those that support us. For the month of May 2016, there will be a $5 discount on any order, usual price is $28 per kilo. Just mention TAS when placing an order online. FB and Webiste details:

http://sidecar.com.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/sidecarsausages/



TAS GRAND FINAL DAY

It’s Grand Final weekend and across all grades the games will be extremely competitive. We start off the grand finals with the womens B grade at 2:30pm and will end the grand finals with the mens premier league at 5:50pm – Friendlies will be played around the grand finals.

 Teams that made the grand finals have worked hard to get there so where possible we should stick around and support these games. Let’s make this an enjoyable afternoon and one that is different from our normal rounds.

 1. GRAND FINAL BBQ

TAS will be putting on a FREE BBQ starting at 3pm and we have engaged the services of Matthew Talbot and James Barrie from Fine Palate. Fine Palatewill be putting on top end thick sausages on a pretzel gourmet bun and onions. (Italian, Thai and Aussie BBQ). Plenty of onions and sauces to compliment.  We have sampled the sausages from Fine Palate and I can assure you they are GOLD.

If you like what you taste, please speak to Matthew and James who will be taking control of the BBQ like all good Aussies. So bring your eskies and children and enjoy the afternoon.

2. GRAND FINAL DRINKS

Bucks Touch Clubwill be sponsoring 100 pluses for the day which will be in the large orange ice bins. With my Bucks hat on, I wish to convey that as a club, Bucks have truly enjoyed being part of the competition and this is just one way we can give back to the touch community (keep your hands off our TIGERS though!)  

 3. PROFESSIONAL SNAPPER

We will have a professional snapper who will be at the grounds from 1pm to 6pm hopefully catching some great action and social shots. We had him at the Singapore Junior Touch Tournament last week and his work was quite awesome (see TAS Facebook). I will endeavor to get these shots up on our Facebook site as soon as I get them from him.

4. MEDALS PRESENTATION

All medal presentations will follow immediately at the conclusion of each Grand Final. This will slightly delay the start of the subsequent matches but won’t be too much of an issue as they deserve the time to bask in the glory.



Singapore Junior Touch Championships (SJTC)

Singapore Junior Touch Championships

Thank you to the Singapore American School and our sponsors CISCO, IRESS and AAM Advisory for making TAS's first SJTCs a fantastic success. To see so many new teams and new faces playing touch in Singapore was wonderful. Particular thanks goes to SAS's Mimi Molchan who ensured Singapore's best facilities for touch were perfectly set up for us. SAS is a great supporter of TAS and provided all the fields free of charge to us on Saturday. That allows us to make this a free tournament to all the participants. The All Stars matches played at such high standard in front of 700 cheering fans in the grandstand is surely a new high for touch in Singapore.

All you juniors remember we will be running U10s, U12s and U14 competitions for boys and girls in the second half of the year. Older kids enter your team in the TAS open winter league.

Want to improve prior to that? Email enquiries@touchassociationsingapore.com about free coaching assistance for your team.

Graeme Lees
President 
Touch Association Singapore



INAUGURAL ALL STARS A HUGE SUCCESS

With big crowds, top quality playing surface and and a high standard of play, the All Stars concept was a huge success. The womens match finished in a dramatic drop off whilst the mixed match show cased future superstar Timothy Pan (pictured) to the u12/u14 boys how fast, dynamic and skillful touch is.

Over 700+ people watched the matches and provided a great atmosphere which the players were very appreciative. In addition running commentary was added to the match providing valuable information to the crowd.

 

Hopefully these matches will inspire the juniors to take up or continue their involvement with touch.

Result: IRESS Womens All Stars defeated CISCO Womens All Stars in a drop off 7 to 6

Result: CISCO Mixed All Stars defeated IRESS Mixed 9 to 7

Thankyou to everyone involved.



Singapore ALL Stars ALL SET TO GO THIS SATURDAY

Singapore's best touch players will play two exhibition matches this Saturday during the Singapore Junior Touch Championship (SJTC) held at the Singapore American School Woodlands. 26 of the 56 All Stars have represented Singapore at previous world cups and combined with this experience are a new crop of up and coming young talent.

Womens All Stars tap off at 11:55am
Mixed All Stars tap off 1:50pm

These matches will be played in front of 600+ spectators and will add to the atmosphere of what is expected to be a great day of touch. The SJTC starts at 8:30am and concludes at 6:00pm.



Singapore Junior Touch Championship ALL SET TO GO

On the back of a successful 10 round league for the Junior Colleges, we now turn our focus to this weekend's SINGAPORE JUNIOR TOUCH CHAMPIONSHIP (SJTC) Saturday 30th April @ Singapore American School Woodlands from 8:30am to 6:00pm. See Fixtures/Results tabs for all games.
 
Fast Facts:
 
38 TEAMS
84 GAMES
115 REFEREES
300+ SPECTATORS
600+ PARTICIPANTS
 
TWO All Stars Exhibition Matches
 
11:55 am Womens
1:50 pm Mixed


TAS Delivers Successful National Junior College Championship

Well done to Terrence Toh and team for fantastic organization of the TAS NJCC 10 round league. It's dedicated volunteers like these that help to drive the growth of the game at Grassroots. Terrence and Caleb (pictured) both represented Singapore Mens Open team at the 2015 World Cup.

 

As highlighted by fellow observers, "the respect given to the Junior Colleges by organising and running a 10 round league was returned by the participants with their enthusiasm support and genuine excitement". We are proud to have been chosen by JC's to facilitate the champioshipfor them and look forward to making it bigger and better next time around.



TAS Summer Touch Comp Finals Series

TAS Summer Touch Comp Finals Series this Saturday. Monsoon Dragons have already booked a place in the Mens Premier League GF going through the season undefeated. There will be some great games this Saturday with teams vying for Grand Final positions. Teams not participating in the competitive finals series have been assigned friendlies so it will be a packed Saturday afternoon with 50 teams and 700+ particpants.



Serangoon JC To Host National Junior College Championship Finals

National Junior College Championship Finals this Saturday. Serangoon JC has earnt the right to host round 9 and the Finals Playoff. It has been a great 8 rounds of pool games so far and pleasing to see the continuous adoption of touch across the Junior Colleges. Good luck to all teams for the finals. Thankyou to Terrence Toh for volunteering his time to co-ordinate the league and ensuring all games were run professionally including provision of referees across all games.



37 Teams To Contest Singapore Junior Touch Championship

37 teams across U10, U12, U14, U16 and U20 both boys and girls will compete in the inaugural Singapore Junior Touch Championship to be held on Saturday April 30th at the Singapore American School Woodlands. Through the support of the community, volunteers, sponsors and TAS , the event is put on at No Cost so that more grassroots juniors can access touch. This is clearly evident with 18 of the 37 teams being local Singaporeans. A strong grassroot foundation is the future of touch in Singapore.

TAS has assisted with the delivery of three tournaments in the first four months of 2016 welcoming all juniors who wish to play with access to quality tournament play.

 

 

 

  • February the Clifford Chance Touch Tournament with 40+ teams participating
  • March/April the National Junior College Championship - 9 Colleges
  • April the Singapore Junior Touch Championship 37 teams

The second half of 2016 will see Juniors particpate in:

  • Late August/ early September TAS 8 round junior league for U10/U12/U14
  • Junior All Stars
  • September/October Clifford Chance Touch Tournament
  • Finishing off with one final tournament to be announced in November

Many of these juniors have been selected in the Open Age All Stars team and will have an exceptional opportunity being coached by world cup coaches and playing with some of the the best open age players in Singapore.



AAM Advisory DASH For CASH @ SJTC

Corporate sponsorship plays an important role for all organisations and at TAS through our extended network we are fortunate to have companies such as AAM Advisory lend their support. They have a strong belief in our support for the growth of Junior development in touch and we hope this is a start of long partnership.
 
https://www.aam-advisory.com/
 
For the upcoming Singapore Junior Touch Championship on April 30th, we will be holding a novelty dash for cash event across all eight junior divisions. Juniors will lie face down and on the siren will get up turn around, pick up a ball on the 5 metre line and DASH to score a touchdown. First one to score in each age group will receive $50 in cash from AAM Advisory. Once again, Thank you to Mr Lee Sanders and AAM Advisory for their support.


Singapore Junior Touch Championship Nominations Close in 4 Days

Only 4 days remain until nominations close. There are currently 31 teams registered and a capacity of team entrants at 40. It's very pleasing to be able to facilitate tournaments for the juniors enabling them the opportunity to bring all skills acquired through weeks of training into a tournament environment. It is shaping up to be a great day of Junior touch so get your nominations in by Sunday 17th of April. Link to registration form below.

http://goo.gl/forms/qbehC0K4CL



Singapore All Stars Filled With World Cup Experience

All teams have now been announced and of the 56 players selected 26 have represented Singapore at either the 2011 and/or 2015 World Cups. World cup experience combined with the upcoming youthful talent, the series shapes up to be an outstanding contest. The two games will be exhibition matches played during the upcoming Singapore Junior Touch Championships providing the elite players the platform to showcase their talent and hopefully inspire the 500+ future generation of touch players in Singapore. All four teams are coached or mentored by world cup coaches and training commences tomorrow evening for the two womens teams and Friday evening for the mixed teams.



IRESS Mixed Singapore All Stars Team Announced

The IRESS Mixed Singapore All Stars team has been announced and is as follows:

Vincent Lim
Terrence Toh
Muhdy
Muhd Taufiq As'ari
Jason Hoang
Derrick Ng
Lachie McLellan
Derelyn Chua
Louise Sanderson
Soh Wei Wei
Aisling Gill
Jemma Stubington
Eloise Benissan
Cassandra Quek

Shadow: Cheng Qing



CISCO Mixed Singapore All Stars Team Announced

The CISCO Mixed Singapore All Stars team has been announced and is as follows:

Liang Sheng
Timothy Pan
Caleb Ong
Hugh Goovaerts
Ryan Choo
Khairullah
Mohammad Suhaimi
Daniel Gan
Alvinia
Xu XueTing
Karen Valland
Teo Sze Ying
Shino Kusunose
Ming Li

Shadow: Leong Wei Gen

Congratulations on being selected.



CISCO Womens Singapore All Stars Team Announced

The CISCO Womens Singapore All Stars team has been announced and is as follows:               

Jazreel Tan
Eunice Chu
Karen Tham
Kristina De Villa
Sophia Barkham
Philicia Lim
Hui Xin Choong
Joleen Lee
Celeste Kwan
Helena Abou-Haider
Natasha Yeo
Tessie Chin
Grace Pyrgos
Siti Nurhaqima

Shadow: Anabel Ang

 

 

Congratulations everyone. Training commences Tuesday 12th April 7:30pm at TRC stadium. Coaches will be in touch.



IRESS Womens Singapore All Stars Team Announced

The IRESS Womens Singapore All Stars team has been announced and is as follows:
Lai Pui San
Gracia Teo
Grace Burton
Claudia Sng
Beatrice Chua
Ellen James
Gabriela Gebara
Fiona Craig
Georgie Patterson
Isadora Soh
Anya Aggarwal
Isobel Lamb
Leow Sue Yee
Lucy Elliott
 
Shadow: Sulwyn
 
Congratulations everyone. Training commences Tuesday 12th April 7:30pm at TRC stadium. Coaches will be in touch.


Announcing the WOMENS All Stars Coaches

CISCO Womens All Stars:

Head Coach: Tee Liang Sheng

Assistant Coach: Jamie Cone

Coaching Mentor: Shane Morris (Singapore Womens 2015 World Cup Assistant Coach)

 

  

IRESS Womens All Stars:

Head Coach: Craig Wislang (Philippines Womens 2015 World Cup Head Coach)

Assistant Coach: Simon Stacey

Coaching Mentor: Chris Wall (Singapore Womens 2015 World Cup Head Coach)



Announcing the MIXED All Stars Coaches

CISCO Mixed All Stars:

Head Coach: Khairullah Abdul Razak

Coaching Mentor: Shane Morris (Singapore Womens 2015 World Cup Assistant Coach)

 

 

 

IRESS Mixed All Stars:

Head Coach: Derrick Ng

Coaching Mentor: Chris Wall (Singapore Womens 2015 World Cup Head Coach)



Two Days Remaining For ALL STARS Nomination

TWO days remaining to nominate for ALL STARS selection. 80+ players have already nominated. Nominations received after midnight 3rd April will NOT be considered. Coaches will be announced Monday 4th April and team announcements following thereafter.
 
Nominate via this link:
 
http://goo.gl/forms/nym5pfyiL1


National Junior College Championship Taps off Sat 2nd April

The National Junior College Championship (NJCC) taps off this Saturday with Nanyang JC hosting. Jurong JC, Raffles Institution, Nanyang JC, Hwa Chong Institution, National JC, Serangoon JC, ACS International, St Andrews JC and Pioneer JC will be taking part. The league will be run over 5 weeks with ten rounds in total providing an excellent platform for the girls to develop their touch skills in a friendly but competitive environment. There has been an overwhelming response from referees to support this league and apologies to those referees that missed out. Special thanks to Terrence Toh who has volunteered his time in the organisation of the league and so well is his organisation that referees have already been booked out for the first three weeks. Good luck JC's and enjoy your touch. We look forward to crowning the Singapore JC champions in 5 weeks time.



Singapore JUNIOR All Star Series

Without doubt, many of us are involved with Junior Touch in one form or another and have witnessed some brilliant touch played. The recent Clifford Chance Touch Tournament unearthed some future stars of the game and we hope to see more of the same at the upcoming Singapore Junior Touch Championship on April 30th. To provide an additional platform for these elite Juniors to strive towards, for the first time in Singapore, TAS will be running the Junior All Star Series for U14, U16 and U20's.

These Juniors will have the opportunity to be mentored by Singapore World Cup players and be coached by 2015 World cup coaches.These games will be showcased during the TAS WTC providing a deserved great atmosphere for them. Participating in these lead up tournaments and the TAS Junior League commencing in September will ensure you put yourself forward with the best opportunity for selection. Selection process, sponsors, playing strips will all be unveiled as we draw closer to the date. As an administrator, our responsibility is to source sponsorship for these events so that they can be provided at No Costs. We envisage these initiatives will bring more Juniors to the great game of Touch.



Introducing the CISCO All Stars Kit

So you want to be a CISCO All Star? Nominate yourself ASAP. Please note the cut off date for nomination has been moved forward to Sunday 3rd of April in order to allow more time for the coaches to work with the selected teams. Many of Singapore's 2015 World cup players will be on show.



Introducing the IRESS All Stars Kit

So you want to be an IRESS All Star? Nominate yourself as we currently have 55 nominations so selection will be tough.It's going to be an awesome event.

http://goo.gl/forms/nym5pfyiL1

 



Singapore Junior Touch Championship (SJTC)

All you Juniors get excited! The Singapore Junior Touch Championship (SJTC) will be held on Saturday 30th April at the Singapore American School. Register quick as only a maximum of 40 teams across all divisions can be accepted. The tournament is provided FREE of charge. Register by clicking on this link.

http://goo.gl/forms/qbehC0K4CL

 More information and the PDF document can be found under the Singapore Junior Touch Championship Tab

 



Singapore All Stars COACH Nominations

Calling all interested coaches to NOMINATE. We would love to see many coaches nominate for this inaugural elite showpiece event. We will offer mentorship from World Cup coaches so that you will also have the opportunity to improve on your knowledge. There are only four coaching positions and you will have sole responsibility in picking your team through the Draft System. Please nominate by clicking on this link - Nominations will close 31st March.

http://goo.gl/forms/1omJyunZSp

 

 



Singapore All Stars PLAYER Nominations

Two All Stars games will be played as exhibition matches during the upcoming Singapore Junior Touch Championship to be held on Saturday 30th April. A large crowd of Junior touch players and their parents will be on hand to witness Singapore's best open players. We hope the Juniors will be inspired by witnessing elite touch and we hope you will get a huge thrill playing in front them and being role models. Two womens teams and two mixed teams will be selected to participate. Interested players will nominate and be entered into the Draft System and be selected by the opposing coaches into one of the All Star teams. Coaches will take turns in selecting the players from the pool. One off playing singlets will be provided to each team member which is proudly sponsored by IRESS and CISCO. There is NO costs to participate in these matches. If you are interested please nominate here: Nominations close Sunday 3rd April.

http://goo.gl/forms/nym5pfyiL1

 



National Junior College Championships (NJCC)

It's great to be able to support the growth of GRASSROOTS touch which is key to TAS's mission and vision. The clear objective is to ensure that touch is affordable and accessible to all that wish to take up the sport. The longer term objective is to increase the populairty of touch through the schooling system so that touch does become a recognised CCA. The majority of external coaches at these colleges are all dedicated volunteers and through TAS we will assist further with mentoring programs for them.

The NJCC will be run over 4 weeks and will commence Saturday 2nd April. Post this championship, these girls will then have the opportunity to join the TAS WTC in the 2nd half of 2016 and further develop their game. Again, thanks to all our volunteers and in particular Terrence Toh for putting it all together.



This Weeks Team- WHO

Team on focus this week is WHO. After four rounds and a game to catch up on, WHO is sitting in 6th place in the Women's B grade competition which has 12 teams in total. A lovely bunch of ladies enjoying their touch and pushing for a few more wins to get into the all important top four.



Follow Us On INSTAGRAM

We have completed three rounds of the TAS STC and already there are 155 of you who are following us @ touchassocsing. There are plenty of individual/team photos plus video action posted live from the first 3 rounds. We will continually add more throughout Saturday matches. It's a great way to keep up with all the TAS STC action live as it plays out every weekend. 



Round 3 Completed

Pictured are Legiste Orh Nee currently sitting on 6th place out of 16 teams in the Mens B grade division after 3 rounds of competition. They have 2 wins and 1 loss in what is turning out to be a very strong division. Some handy contact rugby boys in this team adapting very well to touch- a dark horse.



Awesome Referees Kit

How good did our referees look! Thank You CISCO for the support.



Coming Soon - SINGAPORE ALL STAR SERIES

Plans are underway to launch the inaugural Singapore All Star Series where Singapore's elite touch players do battle in a Rugby League State of Origin style format - Further details to follow over the coming weeks.



50 Teams Back For Round 3 Action Saturday

50 teams back into action as Round 3 of the TAS STC resumes this Saturday. Games start from 12:50pm. Looking to get some more great action shots this weekend. 


33 New Referees Into TAS System

Well done to the 33 new referees to the TAS system. We now have over 100 referees on the roster. Also great to see the enthusiasm transfer immediately onto the field Sunday with a number of newbies refereeing in the Clifford Chance Juniors Touch Tournament



Full House - Entry Level Refs Course Tommorow

Our second time running the course FREE of charge and again we have a full house of 30 particpants. Apologies to those that missed out. We will run a third course soon. Special thanks to:

Chris Mead - For conducting the course

UWC - For provding the venue

CISCO - For sponsoring the course and authentic thunderer whistles. 

This will translate to an additional 30 new referees to the TAS system totalling over 100 referees. This ensures that the core foundations of the sport is solid enabling full support of all touch tournaments and thus facilitating  the growth of touch.

 



STC Rest DayThis Saturday 27th February

Just a reminder that TAS STC has a break this Saturday and ROUND 3 action will resume next Saturday 5th March.



TAS Entry Level Referees Course

TAS entry level referees course is on this Saturday 27th February . This course is conducted by Chris Mead and provided FREE of charge courtesy of CISCO. If you havent already registered and keen to do the course please get in touch with Pauline Kang at: kang.pauline@gmail.com
 
Venue: UWC Dover
Time: 9am - 2:30pm
Items: Bring your notebooks, pens, lunch, drinks, boots, hat and sunscreen for the field work session.


Great Round 2 Action

Great day of round 2 action at the TAS STC. Despite the heavy down pour in the morning the fields drained well and great touch was had. Well done to all teams and a great show of sportsmanship by the bushmens and outciders in an entertaining game.



Get Ready For Round Two Action

Graciousness, respect, fairplay and some top touch action awaits as round two taps off again from 12:50pm this Saturday. Bring your eskies, beatboxes and have a great day out. All you savvy instagramers, get action shots/videos of your team in action and share with TOUCHASSOCSING.



What A Day To Kick Start The STC

These SMILES just sums up a perfect day of touch. We could not of planned it any better. 23 games, 46 referees and 322 players and a very happy TAS committee. Thank you to everyone and SPECIAL mention must go to our Chairman Graeme Lees, Chris Mead Director of Referees and Nicole Banks Markering/Communications. Actually Nicole was in everything today! Lots of photos will be uploaded shortly on our facebbook site. Also see our instagram TOUCHASSOCSING for more phtos and videos.


Tap Off @ 12:50pm TODAY!

Good luck to all teams participating today and enjoy your touch!



Entry Level Referees Course - Register Now

Entry Level Referees Course - SATURDAY 27th Feb @ UWC Dover Campus. FREE of charge and proudly sponsored by CISCO. If you want to attend this course please get in touch with Pauline Kang: kang.pauline@gmail.com or
Chris Mead: ckmead1968@gmail.com

Thank you to UWC for providing the venue, CISCO for sponsoring the course and Chris Mead for conducting the course.



Follow Us On Instagram

We are now on instagram. Follow us @ TOUCHASSOCSING - Photos and videos will be uploaded from game 1 onwards Saturday 13th.



50 Teams - Fixtures Released - 6 Days To Tap Off

50 teams now confirmed to compete in the TAS STC. Make sure you look your best as many photo shots will be taken through out the day.



9 Days Till Tap Off - 49 Teams Confirmed

Nominations have now closed and 49 teams will compete in 7 divisions commencing Saturday 13th. Draws will be published Sunday 7th of February.



Final Day To Register For STC

Today is the final day to register to your team for the Summer Touch Comp (STC). 47 teams have already registered so complete the registration form below to avoid missing out.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_SdBzGhjyj4F9bW4XDfqXQdPT3J0aOJAH8lZBLRLOa8/viewform?c=0&w=1



Team Nominations Close In 2 Days

47 teams have now registered to play in the inaugural TAS summer touch comp (STC). There is only two days remaining to get your team registered.

 



Mens B Grade Proving Popular

Mens B grade now has 12 teams registered for the TAS Summer Touch Comp (STC). This popular division is now the largest division by team numbers. 3 days remain until nominations close. Get your teams in before it's too late.



Mixed Premier League - All Set for Action

The best of mixed touch will be in action in the TAS Summer Touch Comp (STC)  with 5 teams now confirmed in the Mixed Premeier league division. The womens premier league already has six teams contesting. Some great match ups ahead.



New Clubs, New Teams - Great Touch

43 teams registered
7 days left to nominate your team
17 days till STC Tap off!

If you haven't registered, please do so prior to Wednesday 3rd February.



Mens B Grade - Minimum 10 Team Comp

Not to be outdone by the ladies, the TAS mens B grade division also has 10 teams currently registered for the summer touch comp (STC). Similar to the womens division, teams come from a mix of clubs, polytechnics and social. Tap off in 17 days!



Womens B Grade - 10 Team Comp

TAS Summer Touch Comp (STC) Womens B grade will have 10 teams challenge for inaugural TAS championship status. Competiton taps off on Saturday 13th of February with a great inclusive mix of club, school and social teams out enjoying their touch.



TAS Inaugural Referee Graduates

Fantastic results achieved! Congratulations to all participants in our inaugural Referee course. An impressive turn out by an impressive and committed group of people.

Another course will be available in February 2016. These courses are provide free of charge by TAS. We thank Chris Mead and all those involved in providing their time, facilities and their experience



Respected Officials

TAS views respect for referees/officials as paramount to the success of any competition. A respected referee will enjoy what they do and thus remain engaged with the game, upgrade their referee badge levels and ultimately deliver better and consistent performance. Respect for referees starts with being properly attired and through sponsorship by CISCO TAS referees will be looking smart.



Womens Premier League

Saturday 13th February will see some of the best womens touch players back in action in the TAS Summer Touch Comp (STC) hosted at TRC Stadium.  It will be exciting touch especially with a brand new touch club adding their team to the eliite division.



TAS First Level Referees Course

Special thanks to Chris Mead TAS referees director and CISCO for arranging TAS first level referees course FREE of charge. This also includes an authentic thunderer whistle at no cost. We have a full house! hopefully this means an additional 30 new referees that will enter into the system and grow the game of touch.

For those that missed out on this first course, don't worry, a second course will be run in February. Stay tuned for new dates.



TRC TAS Coaches upgrading their coaching skills

TRC touch coaching team gaining more skills, advice and expertise this weekend

Jason Hoang organised a very successful coach the coaches session for our Touch coaches. Todd Mills, the State Representative from Canberra, Australia, was in Singapore and helped the coaches hone their skills. Thank you to Todd and to Jason for a a really well run session. The girls and boys learning Touch at TRC will benefit from these sessions. Well done everyone.


2016 Senior Summer Touch Comp (STC)

Entries closing 3rd February

 Nominations are now OPEN. Entries close 3rd February 2016

Competitions start Saturday 13th February 2016




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