Manly Warringah Touch Association Inc. (MWTA / Manly Touch) is not-for-profit organisation and was established in 1974.
Manly Touch provides touch football competitions for male and female participants of all ages including juniors and seniors ranging from 7 to 70 years of age.
Based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, the Manly Touch is one of the largest touch football clubs in Australia. Participants compete in local junior and senior competitions and at various representative tournaments.
During the winter months, this includes the Monday night and Sunday morning competitions and in the summer months this includes the Monday, Thursday and Friday nights and Sunday morning competitions.
MWTA currently have around 4,000 active playing members; with touch football now the 3rd largest sport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Players, coaches, officials and volunteers from all parts of the local community participate and contribute to Manly Touch. However, there are many others from outside the Manly-Warringah area who often travel to be part of this great Club.
Manly Touch has continually grown to be one of Australia’s strongest and most successful touch football associations. In recent times, Manly Touch have made significant improvements in the areas of grassroots participation, player development, technical development, community engagement and representative performance. This was recognised recently when Manly Touch was awarded the ‘Affiliate of Year for 2016/17’ at the 2017 NSW Touch Association (NSWTA) Blues Awards. This is the second year in a row Manly Touch have won this award.
In fact, the MWTA Junior competition is the largest local touch football competition held in Australia with 259 teams registered. The Friday night junior competition is now operating at full capacity.
Manly Touch is also one of Australia’s most successful representative clubs, being the current Junior and Senior State Cup Club Champions.
Manly Touch seek to ensure and continue to make touch football on the Northern Beaches a fun, enjoyable and affordable non-contact sport for all participants and families, in a safe and welcoming environment.
Our mission is to lead touch football and develop our dynamic sport, and to position it as the Northern Beaches' leading community sport.
By encouraging, promoting, fostering and developing the sport of touch football we also aim to make Manly Touch the largest and most successful touch football club not only in NSW but in Australia.
Our values are:
More broadly Manly Touch seek to foster an atmosphere that will engage and retain players, coaches, managers, referees, officials, supporters and volunteers; and to create a passion and love for touch football that will help build and make Manly Touch even stronger in the future.
Manly Touch promotes a professional positive, family friendly, vibrant image and we strongly support the concept of teamwork both on and off the field. We encourage and welcome parent, supporter and volunteer involvement at both team, club and representative level.
Local competitions are competitive but with an overarching emphasis on the social and fun aspect, with a community engaged atmosphere
Manly Touch also encourages an atmosphere of learning and skill development for players, coaches, referees and officials. For those that seek a representative pathway we are looking for a highly competitive and committed group of players who are prepared to train hard and become long term Manly Touch players. By improving players skill level, we hope to set these players on the pathway so that in the future they can represent Manly at Junior State Cup, Senior State Cup and Vawdon Cup and beyond this to the National Touch League, Elite 8, NSW and Australian level.