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Victorian Touch Football Opportunities near you!

Touch football is finally back in Victoria. With this exciting news, we’d like to announce all the opportunities for juniors to get involved in Touch Football. Each of these programs will be taking place across Victoria in late 2021! Please see specific locations below and click on the location for more information:

Altona, Ashwood, Ballarat, Carlton, Casey, Geelong, Portland & Shepparton

There are multiple clubs that are offering new and exciting programs that are both for beginners looking to try out a new sport or for returning players wanting to get back in touch!

Please take the time to check out the closest program near you and get involved in Touch Football today!

Princes Park Touch [Carlton]

The starting date for this yearly program is on the 27th of October* and will run on consecutive Wednesdays. Please note, this is subject to covid approvals and timelines. Princes Park touch will begin the program as soon as possible. Details for the Princes Park Program is below:

Dates: Starting 27th of October*

Time: 4:30PM to 6PM.

Location: Princes Park, Parkville 

Pricing: FREE

Find out how to get involved here: Juniors – Princes Park Touch

Geelong Touch Football Association: [Geelong]

Touch Football in Geelong is expanding with Geelong Touch Association again running a junior program designed for those aged 6 to 18. The program will run on Friday nights, starting on Friday November 5th at King Lloyd Reserve in Newtown. This is apart of a wide range of offerings including competitive A grade and B grade mixed competitions on Mondays, along with a social family grade competition on Wednesday nights.

Geelong Touch have been lucky to have a very experienced team leading the program including lead coach Daniel McDowell who has filled roles as the National Touch Director of coaching for Jersey and the representative coach for Jersey at the World Cups in 2007 and 2010, amongst many other elite coaching and player roles over the past 20 years.

The other coaches that will be assisting the program will be Ali Davys who has 40 years of Touch Football and Rugby League experience along with Brodie Haugh who will be able to draw from his experience representing Victoria over the past few years.

The program will cater towards boys and girls, beginners and the more experienced. It is a free program to register in thanks to the support from VicHealth, Leisure Networks and Youth in Touch.

Why not try something new & fun as touch football is an inclusive mixed gender sport that is great for fitness. Details can be seen below:

Dates: November 5 – December 10

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: King Lloyd Reserve, Newtown

Pricing: FREE

Register at: https://forms.gle/ib7A9mVAJYgVk6gU9

Contact Geelong Touch Association on geelongtouchassociation@hotmail.com or through their Facebook page (@GeelongTouch)

Portland Touch Football Association: [Portland]

Portland Touch association will be running a junior touch football program for 10–17-year-olds on Thursday nights at 5:00 for one hour.

The sessions will start on November 11th and will run until December 16th. Juniors will be split into smaller groups based on numbers and their touch football experience to enable juniors to learn and/or build on their knowledge of touch football in a safe and comfortable environment. They will be coached by experienced members of the Portland touch football committee and groups will be given the opportunity to play proper games of touch football against each other. The entire program is free of charge and there may be some goodies given out along the way! 

Dates: November 11th – December 16th

Times: 5 pm

Location: Henty Park

Pricing: FREE

Find out how you can join in on the fun today! Head to: https://forms.gle/sBYHWpQd3Sck9hoQ9

Harlequins Touch Melbourne: [Ashwood]

Come and try Touch Football at the Harlequin Touch ClubAshwood. We run Melbourne's largest touch program for Juniors (Girls & Boys) and Adults, with approximately 250 participants. Our program is run by State Coaches, qualified referees and provides a family friendly environment with full clubhouse facilities, including hot meals. The program is suited for those learning the game as well as those wanting to go to the next level. Our Club also competes in Victoria's Junior & Senior State Cup and has women’s and men’s teams in the Victoria Touch League (Victoria's highest-level competition).

  • Who: Under 6 - 19 Girls & Boys and Mixed Adults. Beginners, intermediate and elite players welcome.
  • When:Monday nights weekly from 8 Nov - 13 Dec & 31 Jan - 21 Feb:
    • Under 6-9: 6.00 - 7.00pm
    • Under 10-19: 6.15 - 7.40pm
    • Mixed Adults: 7.30 - 8.35pm (15 Nov – 13 Dec, 17 Jan – 21 Feb)
    • Register as individual players and you will be allocated to a team
  • Where:Harlequin Club, Harlequin Drive, Ashwood
  • Click to register:


We have had many beginners go on to enjoy the game for years, with some going on to represent Victoria. We have also just had one of our Juniors (who started in Under 9’s) chosen in the Australian 20’s Squad!!

Shepparton Touch Association:

Shepparton Touch Association is BACK with another collaboration with Youth in Touch! We are hosting yet another FREE 4-week junior program.

This initiative is open for all ages, all skills levels & playing experiences. Coaches will begin with easy to learn drills & skill games, and eventually progress into a fun & social games. All you must do is rock up, jump in and start playing, It’s that easy!

The junior program will take place at Shepparton Sports City, Multi-Purpose Field 1 (Corner of Numurkah Road and Brauman St, Shepparton VIC 3630) & will begin on October 27th*.

PLEASE follow the links below to register: https://forms.gle/JGG6CjJbruwihfdx8

For any inquiries about this specific program, please reach out to tyler.cabansag@touchfootball.com.au

Ballarat Touch Association:

Ballarat Touch Association’s Junior Development program is an introduction to Touch Football aimed at junior girls and boys aged between 10 and 18 (born 2002 to 2010). Our program develops young players through a series of training sessions that teach them beyond the basics of Touch, and we aim to create an inclusive environment that fosters both enjoyment of the game and improvement.

The junior development program runs on Monday nights from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Russell Square, Stawell Street North Brown Hill.  We play on the lower fields overlooked by the clubhouse facility.

The planned start date is November 1st which will kickstart the juniors with progressive skill development, including specialized drills and game simulation. Continuing from there, training will run through to November 29th, however, both dates are subject to government restrictions.

After the Christmas break, the junior development program will resume on the 7th of February and will continue for another 5 weeks. During these sessions, the focus will shift away from the foundation skills of touch and towards using them in a team environment, testing players' knowledge and placing them in situations that require teamwork and cooperation.

Ballarat Touch Football also offers opportunities to participate in Mixed (Men and Women’s) where we have Juniors competing in a variety of adult teams on Wednesday nights. Representative level touch football is also available for Juniors who wish to compete in higher competitive levels.

If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact Lisa Williams – Ballarat Touch Football Junior Coordinator, or use the below links to register. 

Girls Registration Link: https://bit.ly/BTAGirls

Boys Registration Link: https://bit.ly/BTABoys

Email: juniortouchfootball@gmail.com

Lisa Williams (Mobile) 0478 383 476


Galaxy Touch Melbourne: (Altona & Casey)

Galaxy Touch Melbourne will be hosting junior programs in late 2021 at both Casey & Altona. Each program will be FREE & for ages between 10-18.

At this stage, Galaxy Touch are still in the process of confirming dates and locations, if you are wanting to take part in our programs, stay in the loop by following us Facebook at @GalaxyTouchMelbourne

For any other further enquiries, please reach out to: galaxytouchmelbourne@gmail.com


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