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Touch Football ACT is pleased to announce the appointment of stalwart Chris Tarlinton as Head of Development and Pathways through to 2026.


Chris is no stranger to the Touch Football ACT community having held roles as a player, coach and administrator over the past 25 years, most recently as the ACT Womens Pathway Lead and ACT Raiders Womens Open Head Coach.

Other notable positions include Alliance States Men's and Womens Open Assistant Coach and Sydney Roosters Assistant Coach at NRL Touch Premiership level.



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© Newly appointed Head of Development and Pathways, Chris Tarlinton


Through service to local club Tuggeranong Vikings Touch over the past 15 years, Chris has coached and developed countless ACT, NSW and Australian representatives.


 The appointment of Head of Development and Pathways signals an exciting period moving forward for the growth of Touch Football in the ACT as we look to develop our talented male and female athletes and coaches alike by providing them with a clear development and pathway plan up to elite representative level.


We look forward to working closely with Chris moving forward and are delighted with the immense wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to Touch Football ACT.


We would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to outgoing Men's Pathway Lead, Mr. Steve Hughes who has served diligently in the role for the past two years.

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