HUGE LEVEL OF INTEREST FOR THE ALL SCHOOLS TOUCH CHAMPIONSHIPS
29 secondary schools and FE colleges have completed the Expression of Interest (EOI) form for the first ever All Schools Touch Championships on Friday 10 July 2015 in Llanelli, WALES.
A total of 93 teams from England, France, Ireland and Wales have now formally registered their interest in the competition, showing the high level of demand that exists for meaningful Touch competitions at schools level.
The purpose of the EOI period was to give the organising committee an idea of the likely number of pitches and tournament officials that will be required for the event. The tournament format can now be decided upon and this will be publicised when the official registration process opens in March 2015. Click here for further information
WEST WALES UNDER 16 MIXED TEAMS WINS SERIES
The second annual Junior Touch Series between West and East Wales under 16 teams took place on Friday 25 July at Swansea University Playing Fields. This time it was the West Wales teams that won the series 2-1 playing some fantastic Touch against a well organised East Wales outfit.
Full match reports available here
Primary touch festival
A primary school Touch festival was organsied on the playing fields at Llandysul Cricket Club by Camarthenshire sports development officers. The day was a great success with four local schools and more than 50 pupils attending.
Brynsaron, Llanybydder, Tavernspite and Y Ddwylan schools all attended with many pupils trying out Touch for the first time.
There were some great skills on show and it is hoped that some of the pupils have been inspired to join the Gorllewin Gwyllt Junior Touch Programme.
You can see photos of the day from the video. All photos were taken by Ysgol Emlyn 6th former, Harry Upton
WALES TOUCH SERIES COMES TO LLANDYSUL
The Wales Touch Series is a series of four club tournaments that takes place throughout the summer. In the 2014 series, Round 3 is to take place in Llandysul, home of Gorllewin Gwyllt.
The tournament is Mixed Open format, which means that men and women take to the field on the same team.
Last year's winners, Cardiff Raptors have already confirmed that they will be coming to defend their title and some of Wales' other top Touch teams will also be in attendance.
Llandysul is a village in the heart of west Wales in rural Ceredigion. Situated right next to the river Teifi, it is probably best known for it's fishing and the adventure activity providers, Llandysul Paddlers.
WTS will be played on the pitches immediately adjacent to the cricket oval, home to Llandysul Cricket Club and Llandysul Bowls Club. The pitches are very well maintained and are of a high standard.
See photos from the 2013 WTS tournament hosted by Gorllewin Gwyllt at Llandysul.
LLANDYSUL SENIOR TOUCH MODULE
This summer, Friday evenings on the playing fields at Parc Llandysul will see a weekly Touch competition take place.
Due to the minimal contact nature of the game, male and female players, aged from 13 to 60+ are invited to play in the senior league.
Anyone can enter a team, whether it's a group of friends, work colleagues or an existing team from another sport, for example a football, netball or rugby team.
Social Touch is a fantastic way to keep fit and have fun during the summer months and is one of the few games in which men and women can compete together on an equal standing.
Team registration is now open and can be accessed here
WALES' FIRST JUNIOR MODULES
Gorllewin Gwyllt are delighted to announce a first in Wales and possibly even Europe (!)
The launch of two brand new junior Touch modules; one in Llandysul and the other in the Gower.
Registration for both modules will be open soon. Further information can be found here
KITES AT THE NATIONALS
See some action shots from the 2014 Wales Touch Nationals, featuring West Wales team, the Red Kites | Barcutiaid Coch
GORLLEWIN GWYLLT WIN THEIR FIRST EVER SILVERWARE
Pictures: Howard Goldberg
Gorllewin Gwyllt Mixed Open, Pendine Tournament, Sunday 25 August 2013
Back row from left; Iwan Evans, Dylan Davies, Teifion Davies, Mark Knight, Matt Adams, Rob Bowen, Craig Evans, Richard House
From row from left; Sophie Evans, Caryl Jacob, Ffion Davies, Jade Phillips, Vicky Pryke, Claire Davies
2013 TOURNAMENT REVIEW
Wales Touch Association’s annual tournament on Pendine Sands took place over two days with the Men's and Women's Comp on the Saturday, followed by the Mixed Open Competition on the Sunday.
Gorllewin Gwyllt, in only their second ever tournament, entered a mixed team and were able to keep one of the weekend's trophies in the Wild West by winning the Plate Competition.
GG were drawn in the same group as favourites (and eventual winners), Cardiff Raptors as well as Irish club, Sandymount.
On the other side of the draw were Phoenix Touch, Varsity Vandals, TMTY and Saxons.
In the first game against Raptors, GG faced an extremely tough challenge, facing a well-organised and experienced Touch unit. Raptors were lead by Wales Mixed Open player coach, Gareth Revell and despite fielding some younger players, boasted a very experienced side with a number of Welsh international Touch players.
Read more here soon