Exciting news! NRL Touch Football Australia has recently reconsidered its position to not attend the 2018 Youth Touch World Cup.
NRL Touch Football is committed to international development and, in particular, international youth development. The opportunity for our youth athletes to compete at the highest levels of international competition and experience international touring is also a key element of our Touch Football pathway. It is for these reasons that we will now be attending the 2018 Youth World Cup and entering teams.
Australia will enter teams in the 19’s and 17’s Boys, Girls and Mixed divisions.
The Youth World Cup will be held In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 8th to 11th August 2018.
The primary focus of the Youth Program over the next eight months is to ensure the best young players represent Australia at the 2018 Youth World Cup. The National Youth Squads have not been selected at this stage, though potential players, who have demonstrated impressive talent, skills and attitudes, have been notified that their development will be monitored and assessed by High Performance personnel. Selected players will be notified after the 2018 National Touch League in March.
We’re looking forward to the journey to the YWC and an exciting time in Malaysia in August 2018!
For information about Junior Development Pathways, click here.