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Why Play Touch Football?

Touch Football is Australia’s largest social sport, with 700,000 participants around the country #everyonecanplay

  • IT'S FUN & SOCIAL. Meet people, have fun while staying active, then hang out for dinner afterwards if you feel like it.
  • THERE'S NO TACKLING. So there’s a low risk of injury.
  • EVERYONE CAN PLAY TOGETHER. Men and women – and even families – can play together in Mixed competitions. Or separately in Men’s, Women’s, Boys or Girls competitions. So it’s no surprise that 48% of the sport’s participants are female.
  • PLAY AT ANY AGE. From 5 to 75! Masters divisions are a great way to get or keep fit as you age.
  • SUITS BUSY LIFESTYLES. It’s over in 45 minutes, and there are no training requirements.
  • SIMPLE TO LEARN. The only skills you need are being able to run, pass and catch.
  • IT GETS YOU FIT WITHOUT YOU NOTICING. It's a great cardio workout in a fun, social environment.
  • IT’S INCLUSIVE. Different ages and genders can play together, and there are modified versions to provide a place on the field for people with intellectual and/or physical impairments.
  • YOU CAN TICK OFF GOALS. If you do want to play representative Touch or even at the elite level one day, you can work up to playing in state or national events, in the televised NRL Touch Premiership, as an Australian Emu, and it’s also a pathway into the NRL if that’s what you’re interested in.

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