It’s great to see that in the 2017/18 year, NRL Touch Football participation grew!
The total participation number grew 11%, taking us to 679,156 participants across the country.
Junior and school numbers grew by 16%, to more than 460,000 participants.
Accredited volunteer numbers also grew, by 9% – to more than 15,000.
Unlike most sports, touch footy has an almost even gender split, with 48% females and 52% males.
It’s a multicultural sport, with 17% of participants identifying as something other than Australian, and 9.4% participants identifying as Indigenous.
In the 2017/18 year, 309 clubs ran NRL Touch Football competitions, and 18,232 teams took part.
A lot of people love touch footy because #everyonecanplay!