What is Touch ?
Touch is a fast-paced, dynamic, minimal contact team
sport. It focuses on speed, agility, communication and
It is a fitness-focused sport for both males and
females, for all ages and abilities and is growing
Why play touch ?
- It is open to everyone - there is
no maximum age limit. It is family friendly, with
family members often playing in the same team. Touch
is played at all levels in Belgium, from beginners
to competitive level. Junior level competitive Touch
starts at U15, and continues up to Over 65s.
- It is a safe sport - that is based
on minimal contact which greatly reduces the risk of
injury. Players are not allowed to tackle, and the ball
needs to be placed momentarily on the ground each time
the attacking player carrying the ball is touched by
- It is dynamic - each team has six
touches to try and score, so players are always looking
to create gaps to run through. As soon as the ball is
dropped, there is a change of possession. As a Touch
player, you learn to pass and catch to a high standard
- It has an even gender split -
with almost as many women playing as men. There
are opportunities to play competitively as a
mixed team, or as a men's or women's only team.
Are you interested in playing this fun, social and
fast-growing sport? Would you like to try something
different? On the following links you will find
information on where
to play, find out how to set
up a Touch club, or how to develop as a
player, referee or coach.