Equipment for you to Play Now
Touch Football is an accessible game, and you only need basic sporting gear to become involved at a social level of the sport - a pair of shorts, a team shirt, socks and boots (moulded soles). However, to make the most of your Touch Football experience, here are a few points to help.
The Touch Football Ball
Any oval ball will allow you to play. However, you can find specific Touch Football balls on the Touch Football Australia (TFA) website. They are designed especially for the game, with hard grip and perfect shape for handling, carrying and passing. To order your official ball and be able to practice and play anytime, visit our Online Shop section on the TFA website - www.austouch.com.au.
Moulded Soles Footwear
Touch Football is a game of evasion; therefore you can expect to need to change direction while you are running at some speed. It is wise therefore to invest in appropriate footwear, as they have more grip and will provide stability while you are playing, making the experience more enjoyable. The TFA Playing Rules however have restrictions on the types of footwear that are able to be used. Make sure you get moulded soles, with cleats no more than 13mm, as studs are not permitted.
You can get great Touch Football boots on the Online Shop section of the TFA website www.austouch.com.au, or through TFA official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, by visiting their website - www.bladesfootball.com.au.
Team Shirt With Numbers
In all competition, players on the same team need to have the same shirt, with a number on the back (at least 16cm in height). This needs to be arranged with your team leader and teammates.
White as a colour for your team is not recommended, as official referees use this colour for their uniforms. Before you order your team shirts, just make sure the colour you have chosen is acceptable by your local competition.
TFA can assist with suppliers whom understand the sport and the requirements of our rules. Our merchandise retailers provide team shirt services from a professional design through to simple cotton shirts that can match your budget. You can find out how to get your team shirts by visiting the KooGa - www.kooga.com.au or HyperActive -www.hypermerchandising.com.au websites.
Keep Your Fluids Up
One of the great things about Touch Football is the unlimited interchanges of players, so you can get a drink often throughout the game. Have a water bottle with you that can be kept on the side line or in the sub box to help you stay hydrated. This is especially important during the warmer months. A snack can be helpful to keep up your energy levels especially for competitions that run during the evenings.
Stay Protected From The Sun
As with all outdoor sports, Touch Football can expose you to the sun. To help you stay protected from the sun, a hat can be worn whilst playing and sun cream should be frequently applied as well.
You can get more information about sun protection by visiting www.sunsmart.com.au.
Stay Warm In Winter
In colder weather we advise wearing warmer underclothing such as long sleeved shirts and tights with a jumper or tracksuits. Compression clothing, which will keep you warm and help you recover, is suggested. BodyScience is TFA’s official compression gear sponsor and you can find their products on their website www.bsccompression.com.au.
You are all ready to Play Now!
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