About Touch

Touch is a minimal contact sport played on a 50m x 70m size playing field. The sport emphasises running, agility, passing, catching and communication. The sport can be played by anyone, and the dynamics allow for all ages and abilities, both Male and Female, to play in the same match.

The main aim of the game is for each team to score touchdowns and to prevent the opposition from scoring (One touchdown equals one point). Teams are made up of 6 players on the field at any given time, with up to 8 substitute players on the sideline. Teams are categorised into Mens, Womens and Mixed divisions (mixed = 3 male + 3 female players). Players can substitute anytime during the game and as often as they like.

Attacking players must perform a "roll ball" (between the legs) once they have been touched by a defender. Defenders must retire in a straight line 5 meters from the "roll ball" mark. After 6 touches, the possession changes to the other team for their turn at attack. Penalties are awarded for a variety of infringements including, forward pass, offside, touch-and-pass, roll-ball over the mark and over-vigorous play."