For those who want to take Touch Football further, there are representative pathways for Touch Football players – whether that's competing in Schools Series, at State Cups, Nationals, the NRL Touch Premiership or all the way up to international events such as the Youth Trans-Tasman and Youth World Cup. The Australian Emus are current World Champions. Unlike other team sports, in Touch Football you can represent, even at the most elite level, in Mixed as well as Boys and Girls divisions. Touch is also a common pathway into professional leagues such as the NRL. Scroll down for a range of different junior representative events.
The Federation of International Touch (FIT) is the international governing body for Touch Football. FIT runs the Youth Touch World Cup.
The DoorDash National Youth Championships (known as NYC), held on the Sunshine Coast annually, is contested by the best young Touch Footballers from all over Australia.
The National Schools Cup (NSC) is an invitation-only annual tournament contested by the best Year 9/10 and Year 7/8 Touch Football school teams from across Australia, in both Boys and Girls divisions. NSC is held consecutively with NYC.
The annual NSW Junior State Cup is the premier junior representative event in New South Wales.
The NSW Junior Regionals is open to regions in Under-12s, 14s, 16s and 18s divisions.
The annual Queensland Junior State Cup is the premier junior representative event in Queensland.
All Schools sees secondary school teams from all over Queensland – and sometimes other states and countries – compete in Brisbane annually.