Record 35 Teams to Contest Singapore International Knockout 2017

A record 35 teams will participate in the inaugural TAS Singapore International Touch Knockout on June 10 and 11 2017 (SITK). Teams from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore will enjoy two days of great competition and TAS hospitality. We look forward to seeing everyone in Singapore.
 
Women's Open - 11 teams
Men's Open - 6 teams
Mixed Open - 8 teams
Masters Mens (35+) - 10 teams


Record 44 Teams To Contest Singapore Junior Champs

Junior Touch Action Rolls On With 44 Junior TEAMS to play in the SINGAPORE JUNIOR TOUCH CHAMPS MAY 6TH.

 

April has been a huge festival of Touch with the following events completed:

 

1. Singapore Junior All Stars played Friday 14th April

2. Country of Origin @ the Float played Friday 14th April

3. TAS Finals Day played Saturday 22nd April

 

The weekend of (April 29/30) will see Tanglin rugby club send 7 juniors girls (80+ girls) Touch teams representing teams from Singapore to take part in the KL Tigers Rugby 10’s and Girls Touch Rugby Tournament.

 

The following weekend (Saturday May 6th) back in Singapore will be the TAS 2nd Singapore Junior Touch Championships (SJTC). A record 44 Junior teams (up from 37 last year) will participate in an all-day event generously hosted by the Singapore American School. There are so many opportunities for children to play tournament Touch and signals continued development of the sport for the community.

 

The children will also be able to watch the Singapore Open Women and Men’s All Star Exhibition matches that will be played during the SJTC.



An EPIC Final to Conclude the National Junior Colleges Championship

What an epic Grand Final in the Singapore National Junior Colleges Championship ( NJCC) played in front of the largest Touch crowd witnessed – it was loud and it was awesome. After four weeks of round robin games it came down to a truly nail biting drop off. Congratulations to Hwa Chong Institution against a very spirited SRJC. On behalf of TAS we would like to take this opportunity to thank all teachers and coaches for their efforts again this year. Players from both teams showed a lot of strength in the final and displayed the skills illustrating why both teams deserved to be there.
 
From the reactions from all the teams after their final matches yesterday, you could tell the whole experience meant a lot to all NINE colleges that participated and it would not have been possible without everyone’s contribution to make the NJCC the success it has been. TAS has enjoyed supporting the NJCC and particularly fostering the grassroots development of Junior Touch . Onwards and upwards for Singapore Touch and everyone involved.
  
Final Standings after the placing matches
1st- HCI
2nd - SRJC
3rd - JJC
4th - ACS International
5th - RI
6th - NJC
7th - PJC
8th - NYJC
9th - SAJC


Singapore Women's All Stars Teams ANNOUNCED

The 2017 Singapore All Stars draft took place last night at Turf City and congratulations to the 28 players selected for the IRESS and CISCO All Star Women's teams respectively. Special mention to Jazreel Tan for being the number one draft pick for team IRESS and also to Derelyn Chua for the number one draft pick for team CISCO. These are our elite players in Singapore with a host of World Cup experience among them. The game will be played as an exhibition match during the Singapore Junior Touch Championships held at the Singapore American School on Saturday 6th May. A great opportunity for our elite players to play in front of a huge appreciative crowd.
 
Credit to the ACT(Canberra) All Stars for sharing this great concept with us.
 
Thank you to multinaltionals IRESS and CISCO for their continued support.


Singapore Men's All Stars Teams ANNOUNCED

The 2017 Singapore All Stars draft took place last night at Turf City and congratulations to the 28 players selected for the IRESS and CISCO All Star men's teams respectively. Special mention to Terence Toh for being the number one draft pick for team IRESS and also to Mattias Chia for the number one draft pick for team CISCO. These are our elite players in Singapore with a host of World Cup experience among them. The game will be played as an exhibition match during the Singapore Junior Touch Championships held at the Singapore American School on Saturday 6th May. A great opportunity for our elite players to play in front of a huge appreciative crowd.

Credit to the ACT(Canberra) All Stars for sharing this great concept with us.

Thankyou to multinaltionals IRESS and CISCO for their continued support.



CrossRoads Brewing Company Singapore Partners With TAS

CROSSROADS BREWING COMPANY SINGAPORE PARTNERS WITH TAS

TAS are pleased to announce that our partners Crossroads Brewing Company Singapore, will be supporting a subsidised  bar on Saturday, which should add to the usual great party atmosphere that is TAS Grand Finals Day.

Thanks to Crossroads, who like TAS,  are a new and exciting Singapore institution EACH adult team will have  vouchers/tickets for 10 FREE glasses of Crossroads beer and with recent memories of bland, mass produced beer at $12 a glass we are pleased to be offering subsequent glasses of quality Crossroads brew at ONLY $5per glass! It is a great deal and will benefit all parties involved.

We are sure you are going to enjoy these beers after your hard work in the play offs,  or if you are out in the HEAT supporting.

There will also be a Crossroads desk next to the bar for special offers for TAS members to have Crossroads bottles  delivered directly to home OR OFFICE at one off special rates.

New and exciting Singaporean firms like Crossroads are exactly who TAS are excited to be partnering with, and we thank Crossroads for their support of TAS.

http://www.crossroadsbrewing.sg/

 

About CROSSROADS BREWING COMPANY SINGAPORE

Our beers are light and session-able with flavour and character, fitting in both the price and flavour gap between mass market offerings and the “super crafty" craft beers from overseas. As an example, our 4.5% alc. Crossroads Summer Ale was inspired by the heat and humidity of Singapore. We wanted a flavourful beer that would quench our thirst and that was light enough for us to enjoy over an afternoon or evening with friends.

Proudly brewed in and for Singapore, the Crossroads of Asia, we represent the perfect fusion for the urban adventurer, of old and new, difference in harmony, and celebration of the journey ahead. This is why we are not a heavy or bitter craft beer, nor are we mass and bland. With originality and without compromise, we brew at the crossroads, where the very best meet and naturally blend, delivering an original premium craft brew.

We are served around Singapore at some of the city’s finest craft beer tap rooms and party spots. Our Facebook page and untappd.com ratings will also attest to the quality and growing popularity of our brew.



Country of Origin and Junior All Stars a HUGE SUCCESS

We were confident that we could run an efficient tournament but the unknown was how the teams would take to the format and at what level of intensity would the games be played at. Looking back it shouldn’t have been a surprise to everyone that once the teams got out playing for their country that the competitiveness came through.

Feedback has been very positive and the final game between Singapore Merlions v Singapore Orchids was a standout. The inclusion of the Junior All Stars added to the atmosphere and at the peak of 5:30pm the stadium was packed including all the parents and interested random public onlookers.

Looking ahead to 2018, we envisage expanding the format to 12 countries across two graded pools  - planning is already underway.

In summing up, many volunteers were involved in staging the event but most pleasing was how everyone came together in the end pitching in to help with clearing and packing up after the event which is what a true community is all about.

On behalf of the TAS crew, thank you for making it a wonderful event for everyone to enjoy and we look forward to a bigger and better Country of Origin in 2018.   Photos will gradually be uploaded onto Facebook over the next couple of days.



Singapore's Chef de Mission 2016 Olympics enjoys Touch Spectacle at The Float

An honour to have Singapore's Chef de Mission for 2016 Olympics and President of Singapore Rugby Union Mr Low Teo Ping present at the TAS inaugural Country of Origin Tournament at the Floating Stadium Marina Bay. Such was the success of the tournament that we are already planning to expand it to 12 participating countries in 2018 from the current 8 this year.



TAS Country Of ORIGIN Heating Up!

Country of Origin heating up. Australia 

U14's Junior All Stars Photo Shoot - Four Days Until Game Day

U14 TAS CISCO & IRESS Junior ALLSTARS photo shoot. Only four days until game day to be played at the Floating Stadium Marina Bay as a show piece event during the TAS Country of Origin Tournament. The Junior All Stars match will take place at 6pm.



New Milestone For Singapore Touch

4th March 2017 was a milestone for Singapore 

Singapore Under 14's ALL STARS Teams Announced

The inaugural TAS Singapore Junior Under 14's ALL STARS. What a fantastic representation across clubs and schools. A massive highlight for the children to play this representative match on the Floating Stadium Marina Bay in front of family, friends and all of the 8 Country Of Origin Teams. Thank you to the two Multinational Companies IRESS & CISCO in supporting the event. Congratulations to the children selected.



Singapore Under 12's ALL STARS Teams Announced

The inaugural TAS Singapore Junior Under 12's ALL STARS. What a fantastic representation across clubs and schools. A massive highlight for the children to play this representative match on the Floating Stadium Marina Bay in front of family, friends and all of the 8 Country Of Origin Teams. Thank you to the two Multinational Companies IRESS & CISCO in supporting the event. Congratulations to the children selected.



National Junior College Championship Season Two Taps Off Tomorrow

We are one day away from TAS National Junior Colleges Touch Championships! All the JC girls have been training hard and are raring to go tomorrow. First round of matches will be played at Serangoon Junior College on 1st April, Saturday 8am - 11.30am. 

 

TAS is proud to support Grassroots Touch ensuring longevity and development of the game for Singapore.



Singapore International Knockout HOTTING UP

Touch participation in Singapore has never been greater. Just three weeks after releasing tournament details for the SITK, 18 teams have already registered. Growth and participation is a key driver therefore total registrations fees is appropriately set at ONLY SGD300 per team. Some of the teams already registered include:

MASTERS:

Bun's & Noses
Cisco Monsoon Demons
Posong Pasir Pirates
Coffin Dodgers
Come Chase Me
Bucka Roos

OPEN MEN's & MIXED

Bucks Rising
Tun Titans
For The Chairs
Fred AStaire
Sad Reacts Only
Gladiators OG

We will have 8 Fields in play so get your team registrations in ASAP to play against the best players in Singapore and experience the best two day tournament in the country.



83 Children Nominate For Junior ALL STARS!

AWESOME response to the the Junior ALL STARS. Nominations have now closed and 83 children have nominated for U12's and U14's teams. Four teams in total will be selected so good luck to all nominees. A great opportunity to play representative touch at an Iconic location and in front of all the Country Of Origin Players. The children will love the atmosphere provided.



Fantastic Response To The Junior ALL STARS Exhibition Match

Great response so far with 71 nominations (selection challenges) for the Junior ALL STARS matches. The CLOSING Date for nominations will be midnight Sunday 19th of March.
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRBMqo1L2ENcyI-cw7ZicaweqTgNm8SKhi9mDV0HmJcAg7vw/viewform
 
Just a great opportunity for the children across all clubs in Singapore to play representative touch in front of the Country Of Origin Adults and in an iconic location. In addition it provides a great platform to promote Junior mixed Touch.
 
Whilst we do know most of the players there will be players we are not aware of so the plan will be to have trial games/drills session on Sunday 26th March at TRC Fields from 5:30pm -7:00pm.
 
Brief timeline as follows:
 
• Sunday 19th March Nominations Close
• Sunday 26th March Trials (used as additional selection assessment for coaches)
• Tuesday 28th March U12’s and U14’s ALLSTAR Draft Selection by Coaches
• Wednesday 29th March – Official Teams Broadcast
• Two Training Sessions for both Age groups will be announced.
• Friday 14th April – Game Day! Inaugural Junior All STARS on the Floating Pitch Marina Bay.


International Women's Day 2017

As an integral part of the Touch community supporting women in sport in Singapore, TAS will continue to provide a platform for women to continue such endeavours. By the numbers TAS currently supports:

  • 29 womens teams across four divisions in the AAM Advisory League
  • 9 Junior College girls teams in the National Junior College Championships
  • 4 Secondary Junior Girls teams inthe inaugural junior secondary competition
  • 600 Plus women/girls supported by TAS

We look forward to continued success in supporting all women and girls in pursuit of health and happiness.



Singapore International Touch Knockout 2017

An exciting new tourney, new format known as the Singapore International Touch Knockout (SITK) will be staged in Singapore on Saturday and Sunday June 10/11 at TRC Fields Turf City.

CATEGORIES AVAILABLE

Men’s Open, Mixed Open, Women’s Open and Masters Men’s (35+)

The tourney will be capped at 50 teams and we expect this to fill up fairly quick. There will be an international flavor to the tourney with international teams already expressing interest to participate. International teams can expect to play against the best teams in Singapore with most of the 2015 world cup national players across all categories participating.

COSTS

ONLY SGD$300 per team which will include:

 

FREE BBQ each day by Sidecar Handcrafted Gourmet Sausages

Iced Water

Referees

Medics

Covered designated team area

Finalists Medals

KNOCKOUT RULES

A Round Robin competition for all teams on Saturday with minimum of 3 games

• Regrading will take place at conclusion of Saturday round robin for the Knockout finals on Sunday. Repechage competition in place ensuring minimum 2 games Sunday

• Each team will play at least 3 games on Saturday and at least 2 games on Sunday.

• The competition will be six-a-side.

• Each game will be 25 minutes duration.

• Change ends after each touchdown.

• The first touchdown in each match on both days except for the Grand Final on Sunday is worth 3 points; the second touchdown and each subsequent touchdown are worth 2 points. Touchdowns in the Grand Final are worth 1 point. Draws on Sunday will be decided by the drop-off system.

• Mixed teams must have the minimum of 3 female players on the field.

• A player can’t play for more than one team in a division e.g. Men’s division.

• All teams to be at the ground 5 minutes before the game is due to commence.

• A points system will operate on Saturday with 3 points for a win; 2 points for a draw; 1 point for a loss; and 0 points for a forfeit.

• Any player sent off for the remainder of the game will receive an automatic one game suspension on either day unless the TAS Judiciary believes otherwise.

• Players in each team must wear the same playing shirt with a number on the back. Players can’t swap playing shirts.

• Each team to supply own touch ball.

•All decisions by the Singapore International Touch Knockout Disputes Committee are final.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM

You can register your team using this link:

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=68051

 

Or go to the TAS website and click on “REGISTER NOW”

 

Registrations will close Sunday 21st May 2017

 

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS ACCOMODATION/TRANSPORT

 

We have a partnership with IHG group and can assist any international team in securing favourable rates at the following hotels – whatever  your  budget we have something for every visitor.

 

InterContinental

 

Holiday Inn (2 locations)

 

Holiday Inn Express (3 locations)

 

Hotel Indigo

 

 

Teams that need assistance with local transport we will also happily assist.

 



TAS National Junior Colleges Touch Championships

The TAS National Junior Colleges Touch Championships 2017 (NJCC) Fixtures are now out on our website under 'Fixtures/Results'.

 9 local colleges will once again battle it out at 5 different school venues spread over the month of April. This is part of TAS' vision to see Touch played more in local schools ensuring financial accessibility of Touch to the citizens of Singapore. Grassroots secondary schools and college Touch competitions are vital for the future development of Singapore Touch.

Many of the students who played in the NJCC last year currently play for various teams in our ongoing 76 Team ATL, signalling a clear youth pathway for our young TAS members.

Pictured are Raffles Institution players playing NJCC 2016.



Blacks Fun Touch 2017

TAS is proud to support the touch community of Singapore. Blacks Rugby will be hosting a fun touch tourney so please get involved if you can. More information and registration using the following link:

https://brfcfuntouch.typeform.com/to/pJelfU



Singapore U12&U14 Junior All Stars 2017 Floating Pitch Marina Bay

The inaugural Singapore U12 & U14 Junior Mixed ALL Stars 2017 will bring together the best available juniors from across all clubs to participate in an exhibition All Stars match. These matches will be MIXED category up to 14 players on each team. There will be an U12 match and U14 match which will be played on the Floating Pitch Marina Bay in conjunction with the TAS Country of Origin Tournament Friday 14th April 2017. These Junior ALL Star matches are planned to be played between 5-7pm with exact timing to be confirmed over the next few weeks.

How it Works:

If any child is interested for consideration, please complete the nomination for using the link below: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRBMqo1L2ENcyI-cw7ZicaweqTgNm8SKhi9mDV0HmJcAg7vw/viewform

Coaches will shortly be appointed for each of the four teams.

Selection Process:

All nominated players will be entered into a draft and opposing coaches will take in turn in selecting their players. However, prior to this process taking place there may be a trial session whereby coaches can assess players over a series of trial games (subject to demand for places).

CISCO and IRESS have sponsored this event so it will be FREE for the children to participate.



Singapore Junior Touch Championships 2017

The 2nd Singapore Junior Touch Championships (SJTC) 2017 will bring together Juniors from across the region to participate in what will be another exciting tournament for the junior touch participants. Last year we had over 50 teams compete and we are expecting similar numbers this year. Another chapter in the development of Junior Touch awaits and this year’s tournament shapes up to be another top line event. We have new variations lined up for the fun and exciting DASH for CASH break out which seems to be very much enjoyed by the children.

Team entrants will be restricted due to limited fields so we encourage nominations and payment early to avoid disappointment. With the support of the Singapore American School and TAS, we are able to host this event at a nominal team entry fee of SGD $100.

At this early planning stage it is envisaged that U10’s, U12’s and U14’s will be completed by 2pm and the older age groups to start in the afternoon with finals under floodlights.  The Singapore All STARS will also be playing exhibition matches to showcase to our JUNIORS Elite Touch at its best in Singapore.

Please click on this link to nominate your team.

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=67459

Payment can be made directly into the TAS Bank Account:

DBS Bank BSB: 7171 

Account Name: Touch Association of Singapore 
Account Number: 288-902840-4 
Swift Code: DBSSSGSG 



Country of Origin @ the FLOAT Marina Bay

Singapore Touch played under the sun & lights in the heart of Marina Bay - a reality soon! Planning well underway


TAS Country of Origin Tournament will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on Friday 14 April.



What a GREAT Story! Singapore Touch Community

What a great STORY: See below a recount from one of the mums taking part in their first ever touch league game. 

TRC MAD take to the pitch for their first game in the TAS League!!

-- Wrap-up from Annabel Mackie --

I, for one, was expecting blood, sweat and tears during our Touch MAD’s first appearance against a very young and sprightly Centaurs Viking Team last weekend but I am very glad to say that, although, there was a lot of perspiration and tired bodies after our 40 minutes there were no injuries and only big smiles on everyone’s face at the end of the match.

After only nine lessons - and I think some of our team only had two or three - we went out on to the pitch expecting nothing but humiliation and a large scoreline against us. Well I think we surprised ourselves. Appearing like we were actually enjoying playing and wanting to go back out on to the pitch, I think we were all delighted with the final score of 3-8. Not bad for some ‘middle aged’ - apologies to those that are not! - beginners on their first outing.

As our co-captain Jon McNaught said it is good that we can give the message that ‘social, competitive sport should not end in the high teens but should continue all the way up to us parents as an example to our kids. Even if this involves a lot of eye rolling from them!

All of us recognised that we wouldn’t have been such a cohesive and happy bunch if we hadn’t had our multi-talented coach-player-manager Jon Stonham to encourage, educate and direct us, aided ably by Coach Malcolm. It really made a difference having two seasoned Touch players there telling us what to do and where to be!

Despite our performance, there are many areas that we still have to put a lot of work into. One that I heard everyone mention at the end was that we seem to have forgotten how to do the basic ‘A’ drive up the pitch and a few people admitting too ‘overstepping the mark'. It seems that we misplaced a few of our basic drills that we have learned over the weeks, so there is still a lot of work to be done on perfecting these.

Well done all!



TAS Coaching Clinic - 12 Feb



Newly Elected Committee Members

TAS is delighted to present our newly elected President, Jeslyn Lim and Coaching Director, Jazreel Tan who will be replacing Graeme Lees and Shane Morris respectively. 

Graeme Lees has led TAS for the past year with a lot of passion and advocates standing up for the right causes firmly. TAS achieved 70+ teams playing in the weekly leagues, an amazing achievement in any sport let alone Touch. His contributions in this historic year for TAS will not be forgotten. Graeme will be returning to Australia.

Shane Morris, National Women's Coach, highly respected in the local Touch scene has supported and fought for many notable causes this past year. He will be greatly missed by many and especially those coached under him when he leaves for New Zealand.

TAS and the community would like to put on record their heartfelt thanks to both men for their contributions on the committee to the Singapore Touch Community.

Jeslyn Lim is a 2 time Bronze Medallist at Touch World Cups and Silver Medallist representing Singapore in Rugby at the SEA Games. Jes was also Co-Captain of the Women's National Team at the World Cup and served as Vice President of Monsoon Touch Football Club in the past. Upon acceptance of her role, she expressed a great desire to support and bring Touch to the next level.

Jazreel Tan is also a 2 time Bronze Medallist at Touch World Cups. She was Co-Captain of the Women's National Team at the World Cup and served as Vice President of Todaks Touch Football Club in the past. She has coached Singapore Polytechnic for a number of years and has been successful in bringing many girls through the system to her alumni team, Wildcards who won the Women's Premiership last year. We look forward to her sharing her coaching expertise and direction with the community.

Both local ladies stepping up to the plate is an extremely positive sign for the Singapore Touch Community. TAS hopes that everyone will display the same spirit & contribute in your own little ways as we continue to press on in 2017. Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone at Turf tomorrow!

 

 



TAS AGM 2017 Update

In line with our Constitution, TAS held her AGM on the 24th Jan, Tuesday at UWC Dover which was well attended by members of the Singapore Touch Community. A phenomenal year of growth in Touch was acknowledged along with breakout events such as the All Star Series and the Singapore All Stars/ Daveta Exhibition Match.

As stated in the Constitution, TAS produced and attached her statement of Accounts with an Executive Summary for all to see. With the continued support from the Singapore Touch Community and sponsors, TAS is able to deliver Touch to all in Singapore.

The AGM also involved the nominations and election of the next TAS Executive Committee. We have had two changes which we will feature in our next post. All in all, TAS 1st AGM went smoothly with everyone going home looking forward to another great year of Touch.

The TAS Executive Committee would like to thank the Singapore Touch Community for the unconditional support and look forward to serving again this year.

Attached are the Finances and Minutes of the AGM.



TAS Country of Origin Tournament 2017 at The Float @ Marina Bay

TAS will be hosting her first ever Mixed Country of Origin Touch Tournament (COO) and for the first time, Touch will be played at The Float @ Marina Bay! The Singapore Touch Community consists of many different nationalities and on this day, club loyalties are put aside for the national pride! Nominate your interest on the Google form on our Facebook post! Link is on the widget below our sponsors. Closing Date - 17 Feb 2017



Season One TAS AAM Advisory League 2017 Ready To Go

TAS AAM Advisory League just about set. With two late entrants into the league we have now reached our maximum capacity and a record 76 teams will take part in the AAM Advisory League 2017. There are 36 mens teams, 28 womens teams and 12 mixed teams. Please see attached the revised teams and divisions.Over the next week we will generate the complete 9 weeks of fixtures which will allow teams to plan in advance. This will be displayed on our website under the tab fixtures and results:



AAM Advisory - Headline League Partner 2017

THANK-YOU AAM ADVISORY
 
As a Not For Profit Association, we are fortunate as a Touch Community in Singapore to have the support of many local businesses. League and tournament costs are kept at low affordable levels and funds invested back into development due to the generous support of our sponsors. AAM Advisory have committed again for 2017 as the headline league sponsor and we are very appreciative of the support provided by Mr. Lee Sanders - lee.sanders@aam-advisory.com. We look forward to a a great AAM Advisory League 2017.


AGM Venue Change

AGM VENUE CHANGE

Due to the foreseeable poor weather for the rest of today, the location of the AGM tonight will be moved and held at United World College Dover, High School Staff Room. It's on the ground floor, not far from the big tent area.

Please spread the word of the venue change to the rest of the Singapore Touch Community.



Singapore Institute of Management 2017 IVP Champions

Congratulations to IVP Champions Team Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) who won 6-4 in a fantastic final played tonight in torrential rain. Pictured are the SIM girls with their coach, Joshua Yap, Singapore Mixed Open Player.

All the IVP players will now split off into the club or social teams to get ready to contest the upcoming 10 week TAS AAM Advisory League commencing Saturday 11th February.

 



Annual General Meeting Tuesday 24th January 2017

Annual General Meeting

 

Please note the TAS AGM will be held at TRC pitches, next Tuesday 24 January 2017. The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will run for approximately 90 minutes. There will be FREE KEGS OF BEER from Crossroads Brewery and FREE soft drinks.

The meeting is open to all TAS participants and will provide members with:


- details on the financial health of TAS, 
- an update on progress against targets in our three year plan,
- the opportunity to vote on nominees for the TAS Executives for 2017 and 
- the opportunity to raise any other matters members wish to discuss.


Please remember you are all members. Any club, social team, school, university or poly playing in any TAS competition has a vote so please let your voice be heard.
Anyone interested in standing for the TAS executive roles or any issues you would like raised at the meeting, you can contact Graeme Lees directly (graemewlees@yahoo.com)



Singapore Touch Community Keeps On Growing

And how good is this for expansion of touch. The mums and dads no longer sitting on the sidelines but actively getting involved. After 6 months of learning the game we look forward to welcoming the TRC MAD's team to their first ever league games in the TAS AAM Advisory League.



TAS 2017 EVENTS SCHEDULE - EVERYONE WELCOMED

An exciting 2017 awaits the Singapore Touch Community with a full years calendar of events for juniors and open age players to participate in. Aside from age cut offs depending on the tournament, “EVERYONE” is welcome to nominate entry to any event. Touch is very much an inclusive sport and we strongly encourage participation. So grab your friends, let your teachers/parents know and enter teams and enjoy Touch in 2017.



TAS COACHING CLINIC 12TH FEBRUARY @UWC DOVER

TAS COACHING CLINIC - 12th Feb @ UWC Dover

Under TAS, Touch has grown extensively in the past year and many new teams have been formed with many coaches eager to gain more knowledge about the beautiful sport we play.

TAS and the Singapore Touch Community are extremely fortunate to have Chris Wall, Shane Morris & Devon Wong as members of the TAS Executive Committee. Chris and Shane coached our World Cup Open Women's Team at 2 World Cups, winning the bronze medals for both - an outstanding achievement. Devon coached our World Cup Mixed Team for 2015 and took them further than Singapore has ever been in the Mixed Category.

These 3 coaches have kindly offered their time to present and share in an TAS Coaching Clinic for all interested. The outline of the course is as follows -

9:00am - 11:00am Beginners Introduction - Shane
11:30am - 1:30pm - Intermediate Introduction - Shane
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Advanced Introduction - Chris (Womens) and Dev (Men/Mixed)

The course will cover Pass and Catch, Initiating Touches, Roll Ball, Settle Patterns, Effecting Touches (Defenders), Running Backwards, Games for Understanding (games that can be played to involve actual defenders and attackers in decision making situations).

These facets of play will then be looked at at the Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

You may choose to attend more than one course. There will be a nominal fee of $10 to attend EACH course. All fees will be contributed back to the DEVELOPMENT of the sport.

Please fill up the google form attached if you are interested. The presenters have shared that they would like feedback on what the participants want to learn so do feel free to put it out on the form.

Please note that submission of the form doesn't secure your spot. TAS will get in touch with you via email with regards to more details and payment.

Deadline for application - 14 January, Saturday 2359HRS

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePWXeCF5Pb91y47cjqD8hXORDlKcsSXpna5bg_Uh6H-viKNQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 



2017 IVP CHAMPIONSHIPS

The best of Singapore's Polytechnics and Universities will face off in the annual IVP Championships starting this Tuesday 10th January, held at the NTU Sports Field.

Only the top 3 teams from both POL-ITE and SUNIG games qualify to compete in what promises to be an exciting spectacle of Varsity Touch.

As always, TAS will be supporting with the best referees. Please see attached picture for all timings and fixtures. Be there to show your support for your Poly/University and friends!



TAS AAM Advisory League 2017 Just 5 Weeks From Tap Off

Just 5 weeks until the TAS AAM Advisory League 2017 taps off (Saturday 11th February 2017). Over 74 teams will compete across 10 Categories including 30+ Women's teams competition in Premier League through to D Grade.

There is a category and division for every team so if you have not yet registered your team, there is still time. Click below to register:

 

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=59629

 

Men's and Women's Premier league through to D Grade

Mixed Premier League and Mixed B Grade.

 

10 Weeks of touch ACTION.



SCC Junior Touch 2017

Looking to meet new friends and play touch. Come down and try out SCC Junior Touch. Training is at 9am Sunday mornings at Dempsey fields. We start back on 15th January. First 2 sessions for newcomers are free. We're currently running girls U8, U10, U12 & U14 programme. Please visit sccrugbyacademy.com or get in contact with Marc Leaver at marc.leaver@gmail.com



Centaurs Touch 2017

In 2017 @Centaurs Touch (https://www.facebook.com/CentaursTouch/) will now participate along with Warhorses and Family Guys in the TAS leagues starting 11 February. Girls aged 8-18 are invited to join Centaurs Touch Academy for fun and competitive Touch, training 3.30-5pm on Sundays. Term starts 8 January. All levels and experiences welcome. Register here http://www.centaursgroup.com/product/centaurs-touch-academy/



Annual General Meeting

Notice of TAS Annual General Meeting

The TAS AGM will be held on Tuesday 24 January. The meeting will provide members with

- details on the financial health of TAS, 
- an update on progress against targets in our three year plan,
- the opportunity to vote on nominees for the TAS Executive for 2017 and 
- the opportunity to raise any other matters members wish to discuss.

And remember you are all members. Any club, social team, school, uni or poly playing in any TAS competition has a vote so please let your voice be heard.

Anyone interested in standing for the TAS exec or any issues you would like raised at the meeting. Please contact me directly.

Venue and exact time will be confirmed closer to the date.

Graeme Lees
President 
Touch Association Singapore 
graemewlees@yahoo.com



61 TEAMS AND COUNTING

Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support for the 2017 AAM Advisory Touch League Starting Saturday February 11. In less than 24 hours we have already exceeded capacity of 60 teams based on current available field space.
 
GOOD NEWS THOUGH! We have just managed to secure additional time slots so there is now additional capacity. We do not want any team that wishes to play to miss out so we are still busily canvassing more options in case more teams wish to play. Continue to get your team nominations in ASAP.


AAM Advisory Touch League (ATL) 2017 Nominations OPEN

A huge sincere thank you to AAM Advisory for continuing their TAS League sponsorship for 2017. It’s wonderful to have the support of corporates and is validation of their belief in TAS and the community. Those of you who may not know Lee Sanders, he is a very generous supportive individual and has been a strong supporter on the touch scene for many years. If you need any financial advice from Lee, please do contact him at lee.sanders@aam-advisory.com.

The AAM Advisory League (ATL) will commence Saturday February 11th 2017 so please get your team nominations and payments in early to secure your teams entry into the league. We are hoping to get access to all fields, however should there be difficulties then there will be a requirement to cap team numbers. Nominations close 11th January and final date for payment is January 20th 2017.

 

All details are on the registration process via this link:

 

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=59629



TAS - Affiliate of Singapore Rugby Union - National Sports Association

We cap of a great 2016 with the official affiliation of TAS to Singapore Rugby Union - National Sports Association. What does this OFFICIALLY mean?

  1. Sport Singapore is supportive of this affiliation and partnership between TAS and SRU to promote and govern the sport of Touch in Singapore.
  2. TAS remains independent, has its own Constitution (see Policies & Documents) tab.
  3. A formal partnership with SRU fostering strong synergies particularly with joint marketing efforts and access to additional government funding in order to further grow touch in Singapore. This arrangement is comparable to many other Touch/Rugbyor Rugby League Associations Globally - e.g. Hong Kong Touch Association and Hong Kong Rugby Union.
  4. The Singapore government, through Sport Singapore governs all National Sporting Associations in Singapore. ONLY National Sporting Associations can name the OFFICIAL National teams for all Sports. All OFFICIAL National Touch teams will be under the guidance and support of TAS.

TAS remains unrecognized by FIT which currently means the OFFICIAL SINGAPORE Touch teams will NOT be eligible to participate in any FIT sanctioned event. Over the last 12 months we have put forward a very clear case for FIT to recognise TAS with some of the key points highlighted below:

FIT Affiliation Process - Where is TAS Positioned

  1. Over Ninety Eight Percent (98%) of the Singapore Touch Community play touch under TAS
  2. This includes government schools, government departments, Junior Colleges, Polytechnics, Universities, International Schools, Clubs (except 1 club) and all social touch teams in the league.
  3. 140+ Referees
  4. TAS is a Not For Profit democratically elected representative of the Singapore Touch Community.
  5. Grown the sport from 50 league teams in Season 1 to 76 league teams in Season 2. The growth is due to many Polytechnic and University students that had been priced out returning together with new teams from government departments.
  6. Throughout the entire 2016 TAS was only granted one physical meeting with FIT despite multiple (documented) requests to do so.
  7. Our (documented) communications with FIT have always been with sincere willingness to work together and this this does not change as we continue to liaise with FIT to gain affiliation. 
  8. Over Ninety Eight Percent (98%) of the Singapore Touch Community have placed their confidence in TAS to be the administrative body in Singapore. We will continue to ask the question to FIT why the collective voice of the community/citizens of Singapore is not being heard.

To end on a positive note, AAM Advisory League will commence again Saturday February 11 2017 with team nominations opening up shortly. Let's make this league even bigger and better and from a FIT affiliation perspective that common sense will eventually prevail so that all nations within Asia and globally can enjoy Touch as it should be.

 

 



HSBC Singapore Rugby 7's TAS Promotional Code

 
If you are planning to head out to the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7’s please get your tickets early and enjoy the additional discount provided using the TAS promo code below.
 
HSBC Singapore Rugby 7's Discount Through TAS Promo Code
 
“SG7STAS” which gives you 15% discount off pre-sale ticket prices, booking fees apply. Do note that this promo code will only be valid till 31 Dec.


Touch Association Singapore SAS Invitational A Huge Success

Just like the coach pictured, everyone at Touch Association Singapore thoroughly enjoyed staging the SAS Invitational 2016 on the weekend and we hope that all 62 teams also enjoyed it just as we did. As with every tournament, we learn new things and hopefully with the learnings and feedback that we will be able to deliver an even better experience in 2017.

We would like to thank Terence Toh for all his dedication and effort with the tournament. He is patient, thoughtful and genuinely a wonderful human being and we are glad to have him as an integral part of Touch Association Singapore. The support we received from all the referees was again phenomenal ensuring that all the games were officiated with two referees and to the best of our ability the games running on time. It was a great opportunity for all our new referees to kick start their introduction into real games and serves as great platform for them to continue their involvement with Touch.

Of course, we must thank Singapore American School and in particular Mimi for their genuine hospitality. When everyone in the community works together with a common objective, nothing is ever too difficult.

We are all dedicated volunteers and put in countless hours for the love of the sport enabling the children and youth these wonderful opportunities to play sport, meet a bunch of new friends and pick up new life experiences.

Once again, thank you  and we look forward to see you all again in 2017.



SAS Invitational All Set For Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th Nov

All the planning is now complete and we eagerly look forward to welcoming the 62 Junior teams from six nations around Asia on Saturday. There is certainly a lot of excitement in the lead up and we hope that we will be able to build upon this coming weekend for 2017. The TAS committee are volunteers and have all contributed in getting this tournament ready

PHOTOGRAHPHER

We have a professional photographer on both days. He does take some wonderful pictures and we will have these uploaded to the Touch Association Facebook site within 5 days following the tournament.

INTERVIEWS

We will randomly select representatives from teams for post-match interviews which will be uploaded on both Facebook and Instagram.

WEBSITE (FIXTURES AND RESULTS)

Results will be updated on our website and you can access this on any device. http://touchassociationsingapore.com/

SATURDAY

U10 Girls, U12 Boys, U12 Girls and the U14 Boys will be all Completed

SUNDAY

U14 Girls, U16 Girls, U20 Girls and U20 Boys return for FINALS

FAST FACTS

  • 62 teams will participate
  •  900 participants
  • 212 cumulative referees Saturday
  • 106 cumulative referees Sunday
  • 107 Games Saturday
  • 53 Games Sunday

  

LOCAL TOURNAMENT RULES

 

  • Competition will be six a side (you can have up to 14 players in any one game)
  • Game duration for U10 and U12 will be 15 minutes straight
  • Game duration for U14, U16 and U20 will be 20 minutes straight
  • Change ends after each touchdown
  • The first touchdown in each match on both days except for the GRAND FINALS is worth 3 points; the second touchdown and each subsequent touchdown are worth two points. Touchdowns in GRANDFINALS are worth 1 point. This system is to avoid any drawn results during the pool rounds and semifinals. Draws in GRAND FINALS will be decided by the drop off system.
  • ALL teams must be at their designated pitch 5 minutes before the game is due to commence. It is an extremely tight schedule so please be on time.
  • A point system will operate with 3 points for a win; 2 points for a draw; 1 point for a loss; and 0 points for a forfeit.

AAM ADVISORY DASH FOR CASH RELAY

This break out event should be a ripper for the participants. This time it will be run as a relay of four with $50 to each winning age group. You will need to run with a touch ball and pass the ball to your relay team mates.

ENTRY INTO THE SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL CAMPUS

Please advise security that you are there for  The Touch Tournament and the Team Name you are representing. The campus will be very busy on both days with three events taking place so I would recommend getting there with plenty of time spare. It’s a packed agenda so we want to be running like clockwork to get through it all.

 PARKING

There is an underground parking lot at the end of Building E. You can also park in the driveway in front of C, D and E.  There is also coupon parking next to the HDB's and across the street from the main entrance.  People will not be allowed to park in the fire lane right next to the stadium and north fields.  

 

SAS HS CAFÉ WILL BE OPEN

The air-conditioned café will be open from 8:00am until 5:00pm Saturday and 7:30am to 12:30pm Sunday. There will be plenty of food and drinks for sale in the café and also an opportunity for people to get a break from the heat.

SAS FACILITIES

There will be water coolers with iced water throughout the day. In addition there will be tents set up on the fields to provide shade whilst out on the playing fields. We will be making use of the PA system so please listen out for all announcements. TAS has arranged for medics to be on hand.

 

We are very proud at being able to put this tournament at zero cost to the participants including provision of all the referees and hope that it will be a great event leading to further development of junior touch not only in Singapore but the region. A huge thank you to Mimi and the Singapore American School for providing access to their facilities.



Nanyang Polytechnic Takes Out POL-ITE Title 2016

Touch POL-ITE 2016 concluded last week with Nanyang Polytechnic (pictured) emerging as Champions after a hard fought 3-2 win over Temasek Polytechnic in the Final watched by many. Singapore Polytechnic finished 3rd followed by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic & the Institute of Education in one of the most competitive POL-ITEs in years.

These local teams will now turn their attention to the SAS Invitational this weekend, where they will have the opportunity to play many different international schools in Asia. It will be a truly interesting clash of styles and fantastic exposure for all teams in our 62 Team tournament this weekend.

Come down to Singapore American School Saturday 19th Npvember 8:00-4:30pm and Sunday 20th November 8:00am -12:30pm to watch the best of Schools Touch in Pan Asia Pacific



SAS Invitational Junior Touch Tournament 2016

We are just about complete with the draw and will be in a position to provide that to everyone early next week. It is a very busy tournament with 66 teams confirmed to compete from six countries. Over 90% of teams are school based teams so this will lead in well for next year when this tournament will be designated as the Pan Asia All Schools Premier Tournament.
 
The U20 Girls division is a huge one with 24 teams competing and very pleasing to see the U20 Boys division increase to 10 teams from only a handful at the start of 2016. What is even more pleasing is the number of boys teams now participating at the U10, U12 and U14 age groups.
 
We are very proud at being able to put this tournament at zero cost to the participants including provision of all the referees and hope that it will be a great event leading to further development of junior touch not only in Singapore but the region. A huge thank you to Mimi and the Singapore American School for providing access to their facilities.


30+ New Referees Added To TAS Ranks

30+ new referees will join the 120+ referees already refereeing. TAS provides these courses FREE of charge including a thunderer whistle for each new referee. With TAS looking after so many participants of touch in Singapore, we need to ensure that referees continue to be added and developed. Special thanks to Chris Mead for giving up his Sunday to conduct the course and UWC East for providing the facilities for the course. This is what collaborating as a community is all about.



TAS Steeden Balls FREE To All 70 Teams

In collaboration with our great supporters http://sg.kuckrejas.com/ we will provide all 70 teams participating in the TAS AAM Advisory League a TAS branded Steeden match ball FREE of charge. It's important to emphasise that everything we do at TAS is for the benefit of our members which is the core ethos of being a Not For Profit Association.



Daveta Rugby, Tanglin Rugby and TAS Wrap Up

“Tanglin Rugby Club (TRC) have hosted Daveta Rugby Fiji for the last 9 days and TRC also are the host of all the TAS AAM Advisory league matches with their excellent all grass pitches.
 
TRC and Daveta put on 4 coaching clinics for all children in Singapore , both Contact and Touch which everyone enjoyed and also hosted the highly entertaining Touch match against our own TAS Singapore All Stars.
 
Daveta will have the TRC Singapore logo on the left sleeve of their 2016 playing jersey, so as Daveta has supported TAS and TRC let us all return the support and get down to the Padang to cheer on Daveta , this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the SCC7s !”
 
There are still some Daveta Adult and Children supporters jerseys available for sale if you are interested. These can be purchased Sunday morning from 8:30am at TRC Stadium.


Singapore Women's Rugby XCODECHALLENGE

Singapore Rugby Union will be running their initial Cross Code Challenge next week. Girls/Ladies you can sign up at XCODECHALLENGE.SG



POL-ITE Touch Championships Taps Off

The annual POL-ITE Touch Championships tapped off this week. This is a great league that fosters the development and growth of Touch in Singapore and proudly supported by TAS.

Red Sports provides fantastic coverage of this league. Details on this link:

 

https://www.redsports.sg/2016/11/01/pol-ite-touch-football-rp-nyp-tp-np/

 



Thank you and Good Luck in the SCC Seven's Daveta Rugby

Thank You Daveta Rugby Fiji for a great week with us Singapore. Your welcoming nature has been admired by all. On behalf of Tanglin Rugby and Touch, Singapore Rugby and Touch Association Singapore, Good Luck with your participation in the SCC Rugby Sevens tournament this coming weekend. We will be out in force to support you.



Proud Singapore Men's All Stars

Great performanceand sportsmanship shown by the Singapore All Stars. These young men will have lifelong memories and stories to tell their children in the furture. Thankyou to Daveta Rugby Fiji, Tanglin Rugby, Singapore Rugby and Touch Association Singapore for all working together to provide this wonderful opportunity. Speaking to many of the All Stars, they still can't believe that they had just played a game of Touch against Olympic Gold Medalist and the best sevens rugby players on the PLANET.



Singapore Women's Sevens Rugby Exhibition Match

As a curtain raiser to the TAS Singapore AllStars Vs Daveta Rugby Fiji Touch match, the best women's sevens players in Singapore will be showcasing women's sevens rugby. Many of these women play in our TAS Touch league from teams such as the RAVENS, PHAT KIDS and DUCK KNIGHTS. A great example of Singapore Rugby Union and Touch Association Singapore working in unison to promote cross code participation. Come down to Turf City TRC Stadium this Saturday the 29th at 2:30pm to watch two great games.



Daveta Rugby Fiji In Town

Daveta Rugby Fiji are now in town and immediately out and about sharing their knowledge and warmth to the children of Singapore. What a great opportunity for the Tanglin U14 girls to play a friendly match against the Fijian Olympic Gold Medalists. 

It's opportunities like this that all of us at TAS will continue to bring to the benefit of all the children involved in sport in Singapore. As parents, nothing is more rewarding than seeing a smile on a child's face.

The Daveta team will play an exhibition Touch match against the Singapore Men's All Stars Team this Saturday 29th October at 2:30pm TRC Stadium Turf City. Come down and watch these supreme athletes in action.



Singapore All Stars V Daveta Rugby Fiji

Singapore All Stars all set to take on the might of Daveta Rugby FIJI in an exhibition Touch match. Get down to Tanglin Stadium Turf City Saturday 29th with tap off at 2:30pm. What an opportunity for the team to play against some of the best rugby sevens and Olympic Gold Medalists. Two of the youngest guns in the team Ethan Devilliers and Luca Mignot will have an opportunity of a life time to face off against their idols. The game will be STREAMED LIVE ON TAS FACEBOOK.



Thank You SHANGHAI Touch

THANK YOU - SHANGHAI Touch Association. Not enough praise can be said about this team of volunteer organisers. Despite all the hurdles and road blocks placed in front of them leading up to the tournament, they still managed to put on as ALWAYS the best run tournament in Asia. Over 50 teams from all over Asia and New Zealand including four teams from Singapore made their way up to Shanghai and to see the unified approach of all the participants despite the hurdles was very pleasing for the development of touch. Thank you to all the referees that came up and we enjoyed being refereed by you. The New Zealand contingent of players and referees were wonderful and the Haka performance was truly memorable. For 2017, we will keep the SITT weekend TAS League free so that many more teams from Singapore will have the opportunity to come up and experience the Shanghai Tournament. Once again a very big SINCERE thank you and from all of us in Singapore we look forward to 2017.



SAS Invitational Capacity Reached

Entries are now closed. 70 Junior Teams from all over Asia will descend into Singapore November 19 & 20 to compete in this years SAS Invitational. By the numbers that's over 1200 Juniors and nearly every touch playing school represented. 



Straits Times Covers TAS

At TAS we have worked tirelessly to try and garner greater media exposure for the sport of Touch in Singapore. Through the great support of Tanglin Rugby Club, Daveta Rugby and some wonderful individuals (you know who you are) we have managed for the first time in Singapore history to have Touch mentioned in the National Publication "Straits Times". To clarify, Tanglin Rugby Club "organised the rugby coaching clinics".
 
We hope to foster a healthy relationship with the Straits Times and continue the positive coverage. Thank you Straits Times for taking this initial step. Here is a link to the article that was also in print form from Saturday 8th October.
 
 
 


Be Trained By The BEST In The WORLD

An awesome opportunity presents itself to be trained by the BEST Sevens players in the WORLD. Ensuring that no family is priced out, the cost to attend is only $15. However, please note capacity is limited to 200 participants each night. Please book early to secure your spot.



TAS Exceeding Growth Plans

Given the unprecedented growth of Touch in Singapore, it is timely to ensure the broader Touch community of the transparency of TAS which is clearly articulated in the Strategic Three Year Growth Plan. This plan outlines the background on the formation of TAS and also the vision of the committee over the next three years.

We are all volunteers at TAS and the beneficiaries of TAS are the participants.



TAS At The SPIA Awards In Bangkok

Terence Toh and Beatrice Chua representing TAS at the Sports Industry Awards Asia. We didn't manage to get the thumbs up this year but nevertheless a huge effort to be nominated and short listed. Credit to everyone involved with TAS.



Touch & Rugby Complementary Sports

Proving that Touch & Rugby are complementary sports the U11 TRC boys last week won the Clifford Chance U12 Touch Tourney and Yesterday the boys won the TRC Cup U11 Cup Final. Well done boys and a great advertisement in boosting Touch Football particpation amongst the boys.



Singapore All Stars TRAINING SQUAD ANNOUNCED

Thank you to all the players that attended the Singapore All Stars trials last week. The standard was of very high quality and congratulations to the following 21 players who have been shortlisted for the training squad. The Final team of 14 plus two shadows will be announced 6th October.

Middles

1. Terence Toh 2. Caleb Ong 3. Ryan Choo 4. Ethan 5. Taufiq As'ari 6. Zam 7. Suhaimi 8. Alex Lim

Links

1. Liang Sheng 2. Vincent 3. Jialong 4. Zhen Yong 5. Luca Mignot 6. Daniel Gan 7. Amos 8. Matthias

Wings

1. Hugh 2. Yum Hwa 3. Mattew John 4. Zheng yi 5. Mario



SAS Touch Invitational 2016

The SAS Invitational 2016 will bring together Juniors from across the region to participate in what will be another exciting tournament for the junior touch participants. We already have teams confirmed from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan which will provide for further diversification of opponents and new friendships to be made. The fun and exciting DASH for CASH will be a highlight with a slight variation this time round as we introduce a relay style.

 

The attached flyer provides the basic details with specific details of the tournament proceedings to be sent through as we draw nearer to the date. Teams entrants will be restricted so I would encourage nominations early to avoid disappointment. With the support of the Singapore American School and TAS, the SAS invitational will be provided FREE of charge to all teams.

 

At this early planning stage it is envisaged that for U10 Girls, U12 Girls plus all boysU10,  U12 and U14 games and finals will be concluded on the Saturday. All other age groups will play pool games on Saturday and will return on Sunday for finals.

 

This plan is to negate the potential weather disruptions that could be expected during that time of year. Any questions, please get in touch with me.

 

Please click on this link to nominate.

 

https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=63369



Touch Expands To The Police Sports Association

Today the Singapore Police Sports Association will be hosting an internal police divisional Touch Tournament proudly supported by TAS. Fantastic to see the adoption of Touch by the civil servants and we now have many of the civil servants playing regularly within the AAM Advisory League.



Singapore All Stars Trials

Following the news of the Daveta Rugby V Singapore All Stars game and the short time frame to get everything organized, this triggered a chain of events which included a number of matches that were required to be moved around in order to accommodate timing where we could accommodate the majority of the initial batch of players that could  trial.

For clarity, and with respect to timing and field space we approached all the representatives of the Men’s Premier League teams to garner interest and a total of 38 players expressed interest.

Logistically, we can only trial 28 players this Saturday during the 4:10 slot and therefore the remaining players will be able to trial on Monday Evening at 7:30pm at TRC Stadium. If there are any other players that wish to trial on Monday, please contact:

Liang Sheng:  misforme@gmail.com

Khai: khairullahaha@gmail.com

Terence: terencetohyj@gmail.com

It has not been the smoothest process but the best that we could manage given the relatively small window to get this all done and take advantage of such a great opportunity.  Thank you for everyone’s cooperation and look forward to seeing people out and about either tonight at the CCTT Corporate Tournament, AAM Advisory League tomorrow or Sunday at the CCTT Junior Tourney.

A HUGE weekend of Touch indeed. 



Corporate Touch Donates To Charity

The corporate Singapore Touch community is looking forward to the annual Clifford Chance Touch Trophy tournament on Friday 23 September at TRC Stadium, Turf City. 

Clifford Chance, the seventh largest legal firm in the world, is a long term supporter of Touch in Singapore and is once again generously sponsoring this popular annual event. 

The ten corporate teams entering will be donating $500 each to raise a total of $5,000 which will go to the Rainbow Centre, Singapore.

The Rainbow Centre, Singapore is a voluntary welfare organization that serves children and youths with a diverse range of special developmental and learning needs.

About Rainbow Centre, Singapore:

 

Rainbow Centre, Singapore is a voluntary welfare organization that serves children and youths with a diverse range of special developmental and learning needs, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and multiple disabilities, which may involve a combination of intellectual, physical, visual and/or hearing impairments. 

 

Founded in 1992, the Centre currently runs two Special Education (SPED) schools for students aged 7-18 years old and two Early Intervention Programme (EIP) centres for children 2 months to 6 years old, at two campuses - Margaret Drive and Yishun Park. Rainbow Centre also trains special education teachers and caregivers, and provides consultancy for others working with children with special needs through Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy. Rainbow Centre is a registered charity with the Registry of Societies and an Institution of a Public Character under the Charities Act.  

 

About the Building Project

Rainbow Centre, Singapore is raising funds for an extension wing at its current Margaret Drive campus. The new purpose-built facility will serve 350 children aged 6 years and below in the Early Intervention Programme and an additional 130 students aged 7-18 years in the Special Education Programme. The new wing will also house the Rainbow Centre Head Office, its Training and Consultancy unit and a new Special Student Care Centre for 50 students.

 

The building project is estimated to cost $21.5million. Rainbow Centre’s share of the cost is estimated at $6.5million after co-funding from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development.



DAVETA RUGBY (FIJI) V's SINGAPORE ALL STARS

THANK YOU DAVETA Rugby - It just doesn't get any better! Through our wide network, TAS has arranged for a TOUCH exhibition game against Olympic Gold Medallist and Worlds best seven's players.
 
What an experience and honour it will be for our Singapore All Stars men to have such a wonderful opportunity. The Singapore Touch community is super excited and cant wait to see the supremely talented, gifted Fijian athletes in action.
 
Our Visiting Daveta Rugby Players:
 
Apisai Domolailai - Current national 7's rep, Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the 2014/15 and 15/16 World Series Champion Side
 
Jasa Veremalua - Current national 7s rep, Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the 2014/15 and 15/16 World Series Champion Side. 2015/16 DHL Impact of the Series making the HSBC Series dream team
 
Sevuloni Mocenacagi - Current national 7s rep and member of the 15/16 World Series Champion Side
 
Amenoni Nasilasila - Current national 7s rep and member of the 15/16 World Series Champion Side
 
Emosi Mulevoro - Current Fiji 7s rep. Member of the 2015/16 World Series Champions Side
 
Sekonaia  Kalou - Former national 15s rep. Also played for Otago in the NZ
 
 
Sakiusa  Nadruku - Nadroga 1st Grade loose forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi - Current national 7s rep and member of the 15/16 World Series Champion Side
 

Jone  Navori - Nadroga 1st Grade loose foreward Jone  Vucukula - Yamacia forward

Apisai  Waqatabu - Former national 7s rep. Member of the 2015/16 World Series Champions Side

Tuiba Batiratu - Nadroga 1st Grade winger

Kilione  Sisiwa - Nadro Development player

Akariva  Nabati - Nadro outside back

 



Singapore Civil Defence Force Inter Unit Touch Tourney

It's great to see the sport of Touch spread throughout Singapore and at TAS our role is to facilitate this growth as much as possible.

A total of 8 divisions participated in the competition.

Each division comprisesd of mens and ladies who are firefighters, paramedics and NSFs who share the same passion of playing touch. 

Grand Final was between defending champions 4th Division’s Jaguars vs 1st Division’s Dragons 
Final score: 5-0

Champions: 4th Division (Jaguars)
2nd: 1st Division (Dragons)
3rd: 2nd Division (Gryphons)
4th: National Service Training Institute (NSTI)

 

 



TAS Recognised By Sports Industry Awards Asia

Sports Industry Awards Asia names TAS' first Saturday league as one of the best sports events of 2015/2016

SPIA, a global leader in sports conferences and awards, named TAS among the finalists for its 2016 BEST MASS PARTICIPATION EVENT OF THE YEAR.

The finalists in the category are

+ Bangkok Marathon by National Jogging Association Thailand (Thailand)
+ Cobra Ironman 70.3 Cebu by Sunrise Events (Philippines)
+ DBS Marina Regatta by Singapore Dragon Boat Association (Singapore)
+ Laguna Phuket Marathon by Phuket Marathon Company Limited (Thailand)
+ TAS Open League Competition by Touch Association Singapore (Singapore)
+ Xiqiao Mountain International Ultra Marathon by Hong Kong Ultra Marathon Association (Hong Kong)

The winner will be announced at SPIA's conference in Bangkok on 4 Oct.



AAM Advisory - Now Title Sponsor of TAS League

As a unified association we continue to deliver material measurable progress and on this note I’m very pleased to announce that today we have secured AAM Advisory as the TITLE SPONSOR for our league for the remainder of 2016 and will now be known as AAM Advisory League. This continues the trend of corporations believing in our ethos and partnering with TAS to continue to drive our collective objectives.

 

AAM Advisory offers a complete financial planning service for expatriates, Permanent Residents and Singaporeans focused around wealth creation and preservation strategies.  The company has a team of fully experienced financial representatives backed by a wealth of research, knowledge and expertise.

For a complimentary consultation please email lee.sanders@aam-advisory.com or call 66536606

 

Lee Sanders plays in multiple teams with TAS and understands what we are all about and a very valued supporter. Lee currently looks after a number of us so if you need some financial guidance/advice please do get in touch with Lee.



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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