Could You Play Regional Touch for West Wales?

The West Wales regional team is now a reality with the announcement of the first ever regional training camp on Sunday 27th January from 2 – 5pm in Parc y Scarlets Training Barn.  The Regional Coaches will be Gorllewin Gwyllt’s, Matt Adams and Wales Mens Over 30 player, Christen Jones.

Since this is a brand new regional format, the question is who is going to make up the team – so do you think that you have got what it takes to play at the regional level?

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Ysgubor Ymarfer Parc y Scarlets Training Barn

Wales Touch Association (WTA) has just announced the inaugural Welsh Nationals Tournament in April 2013.  The country is to be divided into six brand new regions who will compete over the weekend of the 6th and 7th April (location TBC).  The West Wales region will include men and women that reside in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and will be coached by Matt Adams and Christen Jones – supported by WTA’s new Elite Performance Director, Simon Williams.

Christen Jones

Christen Jones

The aim is for each region to field a men’s, women’s and mixed team in the Nationals and we will be doing the best we can to ensure that West Wales fulfils each category.

Anyone that is interested in playing regional Touch is called upon to come along to the first session at Parc y Scarlets at the end of January to show what they can do.  The session will include training drills as well as game time.

So What Are The Main Attributes That The Coaches Will Be Looking For?

  • A commitment to the team and training sessions
  • A positive attitude
  • Players that want to work hard
  • The ability to follow instructions and accept feedback
  • Tactical knowledge or a willingness to learn more about the game

Anyone that is interested should be aged 15 years or older as of 1st January 2013 and should register with Nationals co-ordinator, Gareth Revell.  All players that have been selected for Wales’ national preliminary squads are to participate and will be contacted directly in due course.  We also hope that those players that were not offered a squad place for Wales, following the recent Wales trials, will come to the regional sessions.

A series of training sessions in various locations across the region will take place in preparation for the April tournament.  Costs will be kept to an absolute minimum, but players should be aware that contributions towards kit, facility hire, tournament fees etc will be requested.

We’re really looking forward to taking on the best of Wales and immensely proud to be involved in this exciting new chapter of Welsh Touch.

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10 Reasons to do your Touch Referee Course

10 reasons to be a Touch ref

Refereeing Touch - 10 good reasons to get qualified

Maybe you’re new to Touch, maybe you’re a casual player who wants to better understand the rules, or maybe you have ambitions of playing or refereeing representative Touch.  Perhaps you already referee rugby or another sport and are looking for something to keep you busy in the summer.

Whatever your situation, here are 10 good reasons why you should commit three hours of your life to doing the Level 1 European Touch Referee Course:

  1. Your understanding of the game will improve – that is beneficial to both players and referees
  2. You will be valued – referees are integral to the further development of the game in Wales
  3. You can earn some extra cashCyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch pay £5 per game (usually three games per evening)
  4. You could represent your country at top level tournaments around the world
  5. Your fitness will improve – imagine doing shuttle runs for forty minutes (and that’s just one game!)
  6. You will enjoy it – refereeing is fun!
  7. You will enjoy the great camaraderie that exists amongst Touch referees
  8. You will gain a sense of satisfaction from facilitating games and helping others
  9. You can receive ongoing coaching and development from WTA referee director, Kevin Hobbs
  10. More qualified referees = more games played = higher standard of Touch

Level 1 European Touch Referee Course organised by WTA and Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch 

Wales Touch Association Referee Director Kevin Hobbs

Kevin Hobbs - Wales Touch Association Referee Director

WTA Referee Director and Level 5 qualified referee, Kevin Hobbs will be running the course.  Kevin recently returned from representing Wales as a referee at the Touch World Cup in Scotland.  He has refereed all over the UK, Europe and the southern hemisphere and is Wales’ only level 5 qualified referee at this point in time.

NB – COURSE WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 6PM – 9PM AT YSGOL Y STRADE

Sunday 25th March, 12pm – 3pm

Training Barn, Parc y Scarlets, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9UZ

More information available by emailing touch@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or phone – 01554 744 354

The course is followed by an open training session from 3pm – 5pm with Wales Touch international players and coaches.  Course attendees are welcome to join in with this playing session.

Complete the application form (link below) and send along with a cheque for £12.00 (payable to WTA) – no prior learning required for this course.

Ref App Form 25 March 2012

Try Touch With The Welsh Team

Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch - Parc y Scarlets

Ysgubor Ymarfer Dan Do - Parc y Scarlets - Indoor Training Barn

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Mae’n bleser gan Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch, Cymdeithas Cyffwrdd Cymru a URC gyhoeddi y cynhelir sesiynau hyfforddiant agored ar y dyddiau canlynol:

 

 

Dydd Sul 29ain o Ionawr, 3 – 5pm

Dydd Sul 4ydd o Fawrth, 3 – 5pm

Dydd Sul 25ain o Fawrth, 3 – 5pm

Dydd Sul 29ain o Ebrill, 3 – 5pm

Lleoliad: – Yr Ysgubor Hyfforddi Dan Do, Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Pwy – gwrywod a benywod 16+ oed

Cost –  sesiynau am ddim!

Bydd hyfforddwyr Cymdeithas Cyffwrdd Cymru a chwaraewyr rhyngwladol presennol, gwrywaidd a benywaidd, yn cynnal sesiwn ar gyfer chwaraewyr ar bob lefel sy’n dymuno datblygu eu sgiliau Cyffwrdd.  Nid oes angen dim profiad blaenorol o Cyffwrdd ac mae hwn yn gyfle cyffrous i dderbyn hyfforddiant arbenigol gan rai o hyfforddwyr gorau’r gêm.

Bydd Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch 2012 yn dechrau ym mis Mai, felly mae hon yn ffordd wych o gael eich tîm at ei gilydd yn y misoedd oer i chwarae Cyffwrdd!  D.S. – nid oes rhaid bod yn aelod o dîm i fynychu – croeso i bawb!

Os hoffech archebu lle/llefydd, cwblhewch y ffurflen isod neu ffoniwch 01554 744 354

Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch - Carmarthenshire Touch Logo

Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch - 2012

Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr TouchWales Touch Association (WTA) and the WRU are delighted to announce open training sessions to take place on the following dates:

Sunday 29th January, 3 – 5pm

Sunday 4th March, 3 – 5pm

Sunday 25th March, 3 – 5pm

Sunday 29th April, 3 – 5pm

Venue –  Indoor Training Barn, Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli

Who – males and females aged 16 plus

Cost – free sessions!

WTA coaches and current international players, male and female, will be running sessions for players of all level that wish to develop their Touch skills.  No previous experience of Touch is needed and this is an exciting opportunity to receive expert coaching from some of the top coaches in the game.

Cyffwrdd Sir Gâr Touch 2012 will be starting in May, so this is a fantastic way of getting your team together in the colder months to play some Touch!  NB – you do not need to be a member of a team to attend – all are welcome!

If you would like to reserve place(s), please complete the form below or phone 01554 744 354

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Playing Touch in Llanelli 2011

Cyffwrdd Sir Gar Touch, Haf / Summer 2011, Ysgol Y Strade, Llanelli